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The McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act
The McKinney Vento act is a federal law to ensure school stability for children and youth in transition. Eligible children and youth are those lacking a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence.
If you or your family are eligible, you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney Vento act.
Every school district is required by law to have a McKinney Vento liaison.
McKinney Vento Liaison
Flint Community Schools
923 E. Kearsley Street
Flint, MI 48505
MCV Transportation Request
Eligible Students' Rights
Once a student's eligibility for McKinney Vento services is determined, they may be able to receive the following:
Immediate enrollment, even if lacking documents normally required such as birth certificates.
Transportation services to and from school.
Free breakfast and lunch program.
Our Traverse Place program is a transitional housing program that can help youth get on their feet after being homeless. Our phone lines are open 24/7. Give us a call to set up an appointment or stop in during our business hours. Our compassionate staff is here to help you!
Call (810) 233-8700
EMERGENCY SHELTER/SERVICES INQUIRIES
924 Cedar St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 239-5433 (phone)
(810) 239-9171 (fax)
ONE STOP HOUSING RESOURCE CENTER
505 W. Court St.
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 600-4525 (phone)
(810) 232-3738 (fax)
Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) provides educational leadership that impacts instruction, learning, student achievement, productivity, and efficiency. Strong relationships and partnerships are the foundation of GISD’s services.
Call (810) 591-5603
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP). Free preschool classes for Genesee County children, age four.
Genesee Intermediate School District's Center for Countywide Programs staff delivers free, high quality Early Head Start and Head Start classes and services to Genesee county children, ages birth to five, who meet eligibility guidelines.
To apply or enroll your child in a GISD Early Head Start or Head Start program, call (810) 591-KIDS or visit
Technical asistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) program.