Course Project 1
My project will focus on the homeless children in the Hampton Roads Area.
Who is homeless? Section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Act says: The term “homeless children and youth” refers to individuals that lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, and this includes: (1) Children sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or, are awaiting foster care placement. (2) Children with a primary nighttime residence in a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings. (3) Children living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings. (4) Migratory children qualifying as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in the circumstances described above. Note: The number of homeless children identified by McKinney-Vento nearly always will be larger than those identified by the PIT audit because McKinney Vento takes a yearlong view as opposed to the PIT snapshot view. Many homeless families live in multiple locations over a year.
HOMELESS CHILDREN IN SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS: ESTIMATING THE COSTS TO SOCIETY
NUMBER OF HOMELESS PEOPLE AND STUDENTS IN SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS ACCORDING TO 2013 PIT DATA AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, 2012-2013
Chesapeake Homeless PIT All Ages 64
Homeless Children PIT 27
School District Reported Homeless Children 89
Norfolk Homeless PIT All Ages 580
Homeless Children PIT 105
School District Reported Homeless Children 499
Portsmouth Homeless PIT All Ages 154
Homeless Children PIT NA School District Reported Homeless Children 211
W. Tidewater, incl. Suffolk Homeless PIT All Ages 93...