• Students and Families Experiencing Housing Instability


    McKinney-Vento Program

    Life is uncertain, but your child’s education doesn’t have to be.  Even if you lack a permanent residence, your child can receive help to stay in their home school district.

    The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act can help provide school stability for your child if you do not have a permanent home and are:

    • Staying with friends or family because you lost housing.
    • Living in a shelter, including transitional programs.
    • Staying in motels because you cannot get your own home.
    • Living on the streets, in a car, van, tent or other nonpermanent structure.


    For assistance, please contact:

    Chandra Slocum

    McKinney-Vento Program Liaison 

    Erie's Public Schools

    (814) 651- 3174


    Homeless Students Initiative Program

    The Homeless Students Initiative Program (HSP) was developed to help eliminate barriers to homeless children’s right to an education. HSP strives to maintain a consistent education experience for children in a homeless situation. The three (3) components of the program are: transportation, academic support, and advocacy. Our district's homeless liaison, Ms. Chandra Slocum, is responsible for insuring that homeless children are not inappropriately being denied entry to school or school-sponsored programs/activities. Presentations regarding student homelessness are available to school staff and the community.


    Local Food Pantry List

    Click here to view a list of local food pantries in the Erie area. 


    GECAC's Rental and Mortgage Assistance Programs