Friday, December 16, 2016
Chapter 33 of Iowa Administrative Code defines "Homeless child or youth" as a child or youth from the age of 3 years through 21 years who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes the following:
1. A child or youth who is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; is living in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; is living in an emergency or transitional shelter; is abandoned in a hospital; or is awaiting foster care placement;
2. A child or youth who has 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;
3. A child or youth who is living in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting; or
4. A migratory child or youth who qualifies as homeless because the child or youth is living in cicurmstances described in paragraphs "1" through "3" above.
Midland's district liaisons for homeless children and youth are Mrs. Angela Ruley, Elementary Principal at 563-488-2292 x 3260 and Ms. Carol Reilly, Secondary Principal at 563-488-2292 x 1120.
Homeless Awareness Materials from the Iowa Dept. of Education