District Homeless Liaison

Every school district must have a person in charge of making sure students who are experiencing homelessness can enroll and succeed in school. Called the “homeless liaison”, this person is identified by each Local Education Agency to support and help students in homeless situations in many ways. The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 outlines specific responsibilities of this individual.

The homeless liaison must:

  • Make sure students are enrolled in school immediately, even if they do not have the papers they would normally need for enrollment
  • Help families and youth get immunizations, immunization records or other medical records, if a student needs them
  • Tell parents and youth about all transportation services and help set up transportation
  • Make sure students get all the school services they need
  • Tell parents and guardians about all the programs and services the school has available for their children

To find your Homeless Liaison, select the district’s county on the map.