Homeless Education

  • Homeless Education

  • Non-Emergency Information, Contact HEART
    Need Assistance, Please Call the Homeless Helpline
    Family Success Administration Division
    (FSAD)- Housing Options Program

  • The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines homeless students as those lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This definition includes students (PreK-12) who are “doubled-up” sharing the housing of other persons due to their family’s loss of housing, economic hardship, or similar reasons. The primary nighttime residence of students experiencing homelessness may also include motels, camping grounds, residing in emergency or transitional shelters, and in some instances, living in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus stations, or other public places. The ultimate goal of the McKinney-Vento Act and the Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART) is to remove barriers that might otherwise prevent students experiencing homelessness from enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Migratory children and youth living in circumstances described above also qualify for McKinney-Vento Homeless Education services. 

    To access services, please contact HEART at (754) 321-1566 or visit our webpage at HEART where you can complete a Student Housing Questionnaire online to determine eligibility for services.

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Contact Information

  • Student Services Department

    1400 NW 14th Court

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311

    Phone: 754-321-1566

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    Carole Mitchell

    Supervisor, District Homeless Education Liaison