This means if you are temporarily living at Grandma's (or another friend or relative's) you MAY be considered homeless. It really depends on the circumstances. Here is how most school districts look at it, are you:
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or similar reason?
- Living in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or camp-ground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodations?
- Living in an emergency or transitional shelter?
- Awaiting foster-care placement (includes abandoned in hospitals)
- Is your nighttime residence a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation?
- Living in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station (or similar setting)?
If you answer YES to any of the above, you would likely be considered homeless and would be eligible for support through your local school district. Call the district to find out how to access these services. Or use this list to find your district representative.
Also, be sure to check out other helpful resources.