Contact Information

Pearsall ISD Homeless Liaison:

Brandi Feldhousen, Special Programs Coordinator or 830-334-8001 ext. 1134

General Information

The Stewart B. McKinney Assistance Act of 1994 is the primary federal legislation that directly addresses the education of homeless children and youth. The McKinney Act is important in educating homeless children.

Should a student/family become homeless, as defined by the following criteria listed below, they should immediately notify their campus homeless liaison. The campus homeless liaison will provide the proper form(s) for documenting their new status and offer assistance as needed.

The federal McKinney-Vento Act and Texas state law guarantee that you can enroll in school if you live

  • In a place that does not have windows, doors, running water, heat, electricity, or is overcrowded [C189=3]
  • Staying with a friend or relative because of loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason (examples: eviction, foreclosure, fire, flood, lost job, divorce, domestic violence, kicked out by parents, ran away from home) [C189=2]
  • In a shelter (examples: living in a family shelter, domestic violence shelter, children/youth shelter, FEMA housing) [C189=1]
  • In an unsheltered location, such as a tent, a car or truck, a van, an abandoned building, on the streets, at a campground, in the park, in a bus or train station, or other similar place [C189=3]
  • In a hotel or motel because of loss of housing or economic hardship (examples: eviction, foreclosure, cannot get deposits for permanent home, flood, fire, hurricane) [C189=4]
  • In a transitional housing program (housing that is available as part of a program for a specific length of time only and is partly or completely paid for by a church, a nonprofit organization, governmental agency, or another organization) [C189=1]
  • The student lives here because of a natural disaster. “X” the type of disaster below and provide the requested information: 

    o  Flood  o  Tornado  o  Wildfire  o  Hurricane  o  Other—Please describe:  __________________________________________


  • Viviendo en una tienda de campana, automovil,van,edificio abandonado (viviendo en calles, campamento, lugar sin techo), incluye vivir en casa o apartamento que no tiene electricidad, calefaccion. y/o agua corriente

  • Viviendo en la casa de un amigo o familiar porque perdi a mi vivienda (con mas de una familia, debido a dificultades economicas, incendios, inundaciones, perdida de empleo, divorcio, violencia domestica, padre en el ejercito y fue enviado, padre en la carcel, etc.)
  • Viviendo en un refugio porque no tengo una vivienda permanente ( refugio de familia, refugio de violencia domestica, albergue de ninos/ jovenes, vivienda de FEMA), incluye vivir en viviendas transitorias (moverse de un lugar a otro, arreglo de vida temporal)
  • Viviendo en un hotel o motel (debido a las dificultades economicas, los desalojos, inundaciones, incendios, huracanes, etc.)
  • En una habitacion de transicion  (vivienda proveida solamente por un periodo de tiempo especifico, pagada parcialmente o de manera completa por una iglesia u otra organizacion de asistencia al public)
  • El estudiante vive aqui por desastres naturales. Marque “X” en el tipo de desastre: 

    o Inundacion o Tornado  o Incendio o Huracan  o Otra—por favor explique:  ____________________________________



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