Jeremy has been living in a tent for a few months but has been talking with outreach staff from the PATH program. Outreach staff stop by weekly to touch base and drop off food and other resources. The outreach staff think he may qualify for CoC program-funded Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH). Staff observed him under the influence of substances and are actively engaging him; however, he has not yet been diagnosed by a licensed substance abuse treatment professional.


Does Jeremy likely meet the conditions to qualify as disabled per HUD definition and requirements for CoC program-funded PSH?

A. Yes
B. No

With Jeremy’s consent, what should staff do to verify and document his disability so he can apply for PSH?

A. Outreach staff or PSH staff obtain a written self-certification from Jeremy and document their observations. No further documentation needed.
B. Outreach staff document their observations of Jeremy and refer him to the PSH; either street outreach or PSH staff then seek and obtain documentation from a licensed professional qualified to diagnose Jeremy’s disability. Documentation must be obtained within 45 days following PSH placement.
C. Outreach staff help Jeremy visit a licensed professional qualified to diagnose his disability before considering or referring him to PSH