How should recipients determine a family’s eligibility for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) if the individual members of the family are residing in different places when they present for assistance to the project?

Date Published: August 2015

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Under the CoC Program, persons presenting together for assistance regardless of marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, or gender identity are considered a family and can be served as a family.

When determining whether a family where the individual members are not residing together when they present for intake to the project is eligible, the recipient must determine eligibility based on the status of:

  1. The adult head of household (in cases where more than one adult is present in the family, HUD allows the family to choose which adult will be the head of household, for application purposes); or
  2. The minor head of household when no adult is present.

This means that the head of household must:

  1. Meet the disability eligibility requirement; and
  2. Reside in a place that makes the head of household eligible for PSH.

If both of the above requirements are met, HUD considers all other family members that presented with the head of household eligible for PSH.

Tags: CoC Program Requirements - Eligible Participants