Mckinney-Vento Act Case Study

Topics: Homelessness, Homelessness in the United States, Poverty / Pages: 7 (1631 words) / Published: Mar 1st, 2016
In order to have reduced or eliminated Liz’s risk of homelessness, early prevention and intervention was needed. One policy that could of have been beneficial to Liz is the McKinney-Vento Act. According to Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the McKinney-Vento Act assists homeless people with regaining independence, permanent housing, and addition housing services at reasonable costs (National Coalition for the Homeless, 2006) The McKinney-Vento Act was established in 1987 consisting of 9 titles which includes a wide variety of programs inclusive of housing and services such as emergency shelter, transitional housing, job training, healthcare, education, as well as permanent housing for the homeless (Schwartz, 2010; National Coalition for …show more content…
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Since the McKinney-Vento Act and revisions made by the HEARTH Act did not specifically cater to the housing needs of homeless youth, I thought that it would be beneficial to create a program under these policies that would provide housing for Liz and other homeless unaccompanied youth. The Transitional Housing program would not only meet Liz’s housing needs, but also meet her basic needs, teach her essential skills, as well as link her to supportive services. In addition, connecting Liz to the McKinney-Vento Education Program would ensure that she is provided with stability, consistency, and services while also ensuring that she is accomplishing academic success. Therefore, by providing Liz with housing, teaching her necessary skills, and providing her with other supportive services as well as educational support this would help to eliminate or reduce her risk of becoming

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