Date Published: April 2016
To be considered chronically homeless, the individual or head of household must be a “homeless individual with a disability” as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act as amended by the HEARTH Act. An individual or head of household’s qualifying disability must be documented by one of the following:
Further, acceptable evidence of a disability for an individual with HIV/AIDS would include written verification from a professional licensed by the state to diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS. There would not be an expectation that the licensed professional would also certify that the condition is expected to be of long-continuing or indefinite duration and substantially impede the individual's ability to live independently.