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Criteria and Recordkeeping Requirements for Definition of Homeless

Abstract

This two-page document provides a high-level overview of the homeless definition by outlining the criteria for defining homelessness and the recordkeeping requirements based on four categories under which individuals and families may qualify as homeless. These categories include: 1) literally homeless; 2) imminent risk of homelessness; 3) homeless under other Federal statues; and 4) fleeing/attempting to flee domestic violence.

The Homeless Definition final rule, published in the Federal Register on December 5, 2011, integrates the regulation for the definition of “homeless” and the corresponding recordkeeping requirements for the Shelter Plus Care program and the Supportive Housing Program. This final rule also establishes the regulation for the definition “developmental disability” and the definition and recordkeeping requirements for “homeless individual with a disability” for the Shelter Plus Care program and the Supportive Housing Program. For more detailed information, please read the Homeless Definition Final Rule.

Resource Title
Criteria and Recordkeeping Requirements for Definition of Homeless
Product Developer
HUD
Product Type
HUD Guidance
Date Published
January 2012
Author/ Organization
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Program
Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG)- HEARTH
Continuum of Care Program (CoC) - HEARTH
Rural Housing Stability Program (RHSP) - HEARTH
Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C)
Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
E-System
None
Topic(s)
Program Regulations/Requirements
Keywords
Definition of homelessness
homeless
HEARTH
ESG
CoC