Families in Transition


International Leadership of Texas Families in Transition (FiT) office is dedicated to support children and youth who qualify as homeless per definition of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The FiT Coordinator provides leadership and direction with processes designed to identify and support children and youth who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.  By this, we want to ensure all students have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and to reach proficiency on state testing standards.

Circumstances of students and families facing residency transition vary greatly from one situation to the next. Determining the extent to which the child or youth fits McKinney-Vento’s definitions requires careful consideration and care. Children and youth in homeless situations often do not fit society’s stereotypical images of homelessness. Often, residency transition is accompanied by poverty, stress, and instability. Yet for students experiencing homelessness, school provides stability, support, and hope for the future.  ILTexas is committed to be ever diligent with identifying and supporting students who qualify for McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act support.


If you feel your student lacks an adequate nighttime residence, please contact us.


Jeff Powers, Coordinator jpowers@iltexas.org
972-479-9078 X1129


Franklin Hernandez, Dallas Area Community Liaison fhernandez@iltexas.org
Twymeika Hill-Jones, Tarrant Area Community Liaison thill@iltexas.org
Bryan Aguilar, Houston/College Station Area Community Liaison baguilar1@iltexas.org