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About the McKinney-Vento Homeless Program

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What is Homelessness?

Many families experience unemployment, job changes, or other circumstances that can cause the loss of a permanent home.

Children and youth are considered homeless if they:

  • Live in transitional or emergency shelters
  • Live in motels, cars, abandoned buildings, or other inadequate accommodations
  • Are "doubled up" (two or more families in the same household)
  • Are runaways or youth rendered homeless by their parents

What is Title I?

Title I is a federally funded program designed to meet the needs of students primarily in the areas of language arts, math, science, and higher thinking skills. Homeless children are eligible for these services regardless of where they attend school.

Mission Statement

The Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Title I Homeless Project shall provide the means, motivation, and encouragement needed for homeless students to reach their potentials as productive members of society in an educational environment that treats all students with dignity and respect.