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McKinney-Vinto Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was established in 1987 and amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. The Act defines the term "homeless children and youths" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate night time residence.
The federal mandate ensures that homeless children and youth have access to the same free and appropriate public education as other children. Children who are homeless may qualify for assistance with school lunch, school supplies, tutoring and transportation so that they can remain in their school of origin. 
If you believe that your child may qualify for this service, please contact the Director of Special Education & Student Services: Mr. Darren Kennedy at 724-842-0452 or [email protected].

Westmoreland County Housing Authority



Westmoreland Non-Profit Housing Corp. Eastmont Estates Site



Westmoreland County Department of Public Assistance



PA Career Link Employment Services



Westmoreland Community Action - Next Step Housing Program



Referral Line - PA 211 Southwest



Westmoreland County Food Bank



Alle-Kiski HOPE Center (



The following numbers may be able to assist with first month's rent and/or security deposit:

Westmoreland County Housing Authority     724-832-7248

Catholic Charities                                          724-837-1840

Salvation Army                                              724-834-3335


Free Food Opportunities:  (See Link Below)