Date Published: July 2016
For this measure, HUD does not have a timeframe requirement. Historically, the retention requirement was 6 months. One of the reasons HUD is not focusing on this is because it did not have access to data on returns to homelessness. The data on returns in Measure 2 will capture data on people who do not retain their permanent supportive housing as well as other forms of permanent housing, so together, Measure 2 and 7 cover the cycle of ending homelessness – from getting a household permanently housed and ensuring that they don’t return to homelessness.