Precariously Housed...Who Me?

  • Youth lacking fixed, regular or adequate housing due to economic conditions are considered precariously housed by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Examples include:

    •  Living doubled up with grandparents, family or friends due to  economic conditions
    •  Staying in a motel/hotel because other housing is unattainable
    •  Being a runaway or unaccompanied youth
    •  Living in a home for pregnant or unwed mothers without another place in which to live
    •  Residing in a domestic violence shelter
    •  Living in transitional housing
    •  Sleeping in public places or abandoned buildings
    •  Living in a car, trailer or campground
    •  Staying in unfit housing

    Students who are living in emergency, temporary and/or transitional housing situations have the right to the same public education (including preschool) that other children are provided. State agencies are required to make it easier for students living in unstable housing situations to enroll in and benefit from school. A student cannot be denied enrollment in school simply because he/she is living in emergency, temporary and/or transitional housing situations. Students who are precariously housed will be given the same educational materials and services that other students receive. *Reauthorized  December 10, 2015


    More about student rights and district responsibilities —    


    James Curb, Homeless Liaison  •  1400 N. Northwood Center Ct., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814  •  (208) 664-8241 x10061