In an effort to strengthen education support for students who find themselves and their families in temporary homeless circumstances, the U.S. Federal Government passed the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11431). The program is now referenced as "Title X."
The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes students living in:
Students in homeless situations have the right to:
If you currently find yourself in any of the situations described above, you or your children are entitled to assistance so that their schooling can continue during this challenging time.
Please ask for assistance in the school your child is attending. For additional assistance, please contact Gina Baez, the HSD's Title X Liaison, at 503-844-1500, or call Kristin Ludwig, Title X Student Advocate, at 503-640-3263.
Every day as many as 1162 people are homeless in Washington County, according to the Oregon One-night Shelter Count. Community Action Network is a non-profit organization in Washington County that assists families with essential resources during times of crisis.
Housing & Homeless Services: 503.640.3263
- Sheltering families in times of crisis, promoting housing stability
Child Care Resource & Referral: 971.223.6100 or 800.624.9516
- Connecting families with child care providers in Washington & Columbia Counties
Early Head Start & Head Start: 503.693.3262
- Comprehensive programs serving children from infancy to age five
Energy Assistance: 503.615.0771
- Helping families stay warm and safe
Emergency Rent Assistance: 503.615.0770
- Keeping families in their homes
FIND help Information & Referral:
- A comprehensive online database of community resources
Opening Doors: 503.517.3198
- Pregnancy and parenting support
- Helping families reduce energy costs through conservation services
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