The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Homeless Education Program (HEP) provides assistance to school district and charter schools as they serve and support their students experiencing homelessness.

LACOE HEP works to help district and charter maintain compliance with the McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act, an integral part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. LACOE HEP focused on ensuring that student experiencing homeless are enrolled, attending school, and thriving during their academic experience.

If you have any questions or need further assistance from LACOE's County Homeless Liaison, contact Dr. Jennifer Kottke with the Homeless Program at (562) 922-6247 or email us at


Your child(ren) may have the right to: 
  1. Immediate enrollment in the school they last attended (school of origin) or the local school where you are currently staying, even if you do not have all the required documents at the time of enrollment. 
  2. Continue to attend their school of origin, if requested by you and it is in the best interest. 
  3. Receive transportation to and from their school of origin, the same special programs and services, if needed, as provided to all other children, including free meals and Title I. 
  4. Receive the full protections and services provided under all federal and state laws relating to homeless children, youth and their families.


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