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Criteria for Definition of At Risk of Homelessness

Abstract

For individuals and families who do not meet the definition of ‘‘homeless’’ under any of the categories established in the Homeless Definition final rule, the McKinney-Vento Act was amended to allow homeless prevention assistance to be provided to persons who are ‘‘at risk of homelessness”. This one-pager provides a high-level overview of the criteria for defining individuals and families who may qualify as at risk of homelessness under three categories, including: 1) individuals and families; 2) unaccompanied children and youth; and 3) families with children and youth.

The At Risk of Homelessness definition, and corresponding recordkeeping requirements, was published in the interim Emergency Solutions Grants program rule on December 5, 2011. For more detailed information, please read the Emergency Solutions Grants program rule.

Resource Title
Criteria for Definition of At Risk of Homelessness
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
Supportive Housing Program (SHP)
Shelter Plus Care Program (S+C)
E-System
None
Topic(s)
Program Regulations/Requirements
Keywords
Definition of homelessness
homeless
HEARTH
ESG
CoC