Date Published: February 2012
Yes, as long as they meet all of the other requirements of category 2 of the homeless definition. The second category of the definition of homeless includes individuals and families who are within 14 days of losing their housing, including housing they own, rent, are sharing with others, or are living in without paying rent. It also includes individuals and families who are living in hotels and motels that they are paying for using their own resources.
Any individual or family who will lose their housing within 14 days – including those who are within one week of losing their housing – who have not identified a subsequent residence, and who lack the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing, qualifies as “homeless” under category 2 of the homeless definition.