The education provisions of the McKinney-Vento Act,
which are now incorporated within No Child Left Behind
, ensure educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness. The law directly applies to homeless unaccompanied youth who also receive some special attention within the Act.
The mission of Houston I.S.D.'s Homeless Education Office - Project S.A.F.E. (Student Assistance Family Empowerment) is to assist students and families that are living in a homeless situation or that are in transition.