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Homeless Information

LOCAL HOMELESS LIASON:
 
Susan Buck, Dir. of Guidance
susanb@chesteracademy.org
(603) 887-3621



NH STATE HOMELESS LIASON:

Lynda Thistle Elliott, 
Lynda.ThistleElliott@doe.nh.gov,
(603) 271-3840 or (603) 271-6579.
 

 
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, reauthorized in January 2002, ensures educational protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness.
 
The term "homeless children and youth" means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence:
  • Children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loses of housing, economic hardships, or a similar reason.
  • Children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • Children and youths that are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings.
 

For more information please visit the following websites:
 


 
NCHE HelpLine: 1-800-308-2145