Homeless Services

Homeless Services


The McKinney-Vento- Education for Homeless Children & Youths act provides protections for students who are unhoused/homeless, including enrollment rights (see below: Rights for Students Who Are Unhoused).  The SCUSD Homeless Services Office supports the enrollment, attendance, and achievement of students who are experiencing homelessness to ensure they receive equal access to educational opportunities.

Definition of Students who are Unhoused / Homeless

Students who have lost their housing are defined as unhoused/homeless if they lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This includes living in: emergency shelters or transitional housing programs; a public/private place that is not designed for or normally used as a place for sleeping (cars, parks/public places, abandoned/condemned buildings, bus stations, etc); motel/hotel, campground, or travel trailer due to a lack of alternative adequate accommodations; temporarily moved in with others due to a loss of housing or financial problems (eviction, job loss, etc).  This also includes students who live in the above situations and who are unaccompanied youth, runaways, children abandoned in hospitals, and migratory children.

Registering a Student Who is Unhoused / Homeless

A student who is unhoused/homeless can be immediately enrolled even if missing required documentation, such as birth certificate, immunization records, photo ID, etc.  If the documents are available, they can be submitted at the time of enrollment.  If the documents are not available, the student will be immediately enrolled with a Conditional Enrollment and grace period to turn in the missing documents.  High School Transcripts:  If missing transcripts, the student can choose to be immediately enrolled in grade appropriate classes or they can choose to delay enrollment pending receipt of their transcripts. 

For Student Registration (Online & Paper): https://www.scusd.edu/post/what-you-need-know-register-your-student


Homeless Services Office Office:                                            
(916)  643-2450  / Homeless-Services@scusd.edu / https://www.scusd.edu/homeless-services

Homeless Program Coordinator: Monica McRho  MonicaMc@scusd.edu / Ofc: (916)  643-2450


Is a student or family experiencing a loss of housing? Submit a Referral or Housing Survey to Homeless-Services@scusd.edu.

Homeless Services Flyer Aug2022

Homeless Services Referral Form Aug2022

SCUSD Housing Survey.English

SCUSD Housing Survey.Farsi

SCUSD Housing Survey.Hmong

SCUSD Housing Survey.Chinese

SCUSD Housing Survey.Spanish

SCUSD Housing Survey.Vietnamese


Rights for Students Who Are Unhoused.English

Rights for Students Who Are Unhoused.Chinese

Rights for Students Who Are Unhoused.Farsi

Rights for Students Who Are Unhoused.Hmong

Rights for Students Who Are Unhoused.Spanish

Rights for Students Who Are Unhoused.Vietnamese

Rights for Students Who Are Unhoused.Russian

Board Policy 6173

Administrative Regulation 6173

AB 1806 Summary: Homeless Youth Credit Issuance & Exemption from Graduation Requirements


Resources-Sac County & SCUSD Oct2019

Francis House Street Sheet Feb2021

Veterans Services- VOA 2021

Wind Youth Services

Immunization Clinics 2022-23

CalWorks Housing Support Program2022

Sacramento County Access- Mental Health Services 2021

Covid 19 Info & Local Resources- Housed families Apr2020

Covid 19 Info & Local Resources- Unhoused families Apr2020

Covid-19 Tenant Protection- Sac Mediation Center


211 Sacramento (local information for housing, shelter, basic needs): https://www.211sacramento.org/211/

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services: https://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/

Wellspring Women’s Center (women & children): https://www.wellspringwomen.org/

Lutheran Social Services: https://www.lssnorcal.org/

Loaves & Fishes (homeless support services): https://sacloaves.org/programs-services/

City of Sacramento Emergency Services (homeless support services): http://homeless.cityofsacramento.org/Get-Help/Emergency-Services


211 Sacramento (shelter/basic needs):                                    916-498-1000/ toll free 844-546-1464, info@211sacramento.org; https://www.211sacramento.org/211/online-database/categories/homeless/

SHRA Homeless Housing & Resources: https://www.shra.org/emergency-housing-and-other-homeless-resources/

Volunteers of America (families): https://www.voa-ncnn.org/what-we-do

Next Move-Francis House Center (families): https://www.nextmovesacramento.org/francis-house-center/

Family Promise (families): https://www.familypromisesacramentoca.org/

St. Johns Program for Real Change (women & children): https://saintjohnsprogram.org/

My Sisters House (domestic violence-women & children)     (916) 428-3271, http://www.my-sisters-house.org/

City of Refuge (women & children): https://cityofrefugesac.com/

Wind Youth Services (youth): https://www.windyouth.org/

WEAVE (domestic violence):                                                  (916) 920-2952, https://www.weaveinc.org/


Sacramento Emergency Rental Assistance (SHRA):         916-449-1266, sera@shra.org; https://www.shra.org/

211 Sacramento (housing/shelter):                                      916-498-1000/ toll free 844-546-1464, info@211sacramento.org; https://www.211sacramento.org/211/online-database/categories/housing/

SHRA (Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency- affordable housing): https://www.shra.org/other-affordable-housing-options/

SHRA Wait List (apply for low income housing): https://sacwaitlist.com/dashboard

HUD (Housing & Urban Development- affordable housing lists): https://www.hud.gov/states/california/renting

Sacramento Cottage Housing (permanent supportive housing): https://www.cottagehousing.org/

Hope Cooperative (aka TLCS) (housing for families with psychiatric disabilities): https://hopecoop.org/

Sacramento Self-Help Housing (tenant rights, housing resources, & lists): https://www.sacselfhelp.org/


Sacramento Tenant Protection Program Program:            916-808-8121 https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Community-Development/Code-Compliance/Tenant-Protection-Program

Renters Help Line (tenant rights & help):                            916-389-7877, rentershelpline@sacseflhelp.org  

Sacramento CARES Mediation Program (landlord-tenant disputes): 916-850-9010, sacramento@calawyersforthearts.org