Homelessness


Chapter 33 of Iowa Administrative Code defines “Homeless child or youth” as a child or youth from the age of 3 years through 21 years who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and includes the following

  1. A child or youth who is sharing a housing of other person due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar   reason; is living in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; is living in an emergency or transitional shelter; is abandoned in a hospital; or is awaiting foster care placement;
  2. A child or  youth who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public  or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human begins;
  3. A child or youth who is living in a car, park, public space, abandoned building, substandard housing, bus or train station, or similar setting; or
  4. A migratory child or youth who qualifies as homeless because the child or youth is living in circumstances described in paragraphs “1” through “3” above.


The district Homeless Liaison, Terese Jurgenson, can be contacted at Howard-Winneshiek Schools by calling (563)547-2762.