HUD has not imposed time limits that program participants can reside in either portion of the Joint TH and PH-RRH Component project; however, the total length of assistance that a program participant can receive in the entire project is 24 months. This means if the program participant resides in the transitional housing portion of the project for 3 months, they can receive up to 21 additional months of RRH assistance.
However, when designing this type of project it is important to keep in mind the following:
- The recipient or subrecipient cannot dictate minimum stays in either portion of the project (e.g., the recipient cannot require a program participant to reside in the transitional housing portion of the project for one-year).
- Program participants should receive only the assistance they need to safely and stably exit homelessness; therefore, not all program participants should automatically receive 24 months of assistance.
- The CoC will need to develop written standards for prioritizing this type of assistance locally and recipients and subrecipients will be required to follow the CoC's written standards.