Individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, meaning:
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Note: An individual or family only needs to meet one of the three subcategories to qualify as Homeless Category 1: Literally Homeless.
Answer: Jails, hospitals and inpatient treatment centers are examples of institutions. A person can be considered homeless if the stay is 90 days or less and they met the definition of homelessness prior to entering the institution.
Answer: To determine whether the program is considered Transitional Housing for homeless persons, begin by checking the Housing Inventory Count (HIC) for your area. If it is listed there, it is considered Transitional Housing for homeless persons and its residents would meet the definition of 'homeless' for the purposes of determining eligibility. CoC funded Transitional Housing must be listed on the HIC.
A CoC may have Transitional Housing that is not funded by the CoC program. If this non-CoC Transitional Housing is not listed in the HIC, you may review the characteristics of the project to determine whether it meets the following definition of Transitional Housing for homeless persons: "Transitional Housing means housing, where all program participants have signed a lease or occupancy agreement, the purpose of which is to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families into permanent housing within 24 months or such longer period as HUD determines necessary. The program participant must have a lease or occupancy agreement for a term of at least one month that ends in 24 months and cannot be extended."
In addition, the Transitional Housing project must be one where:
If a Transitional Housing program for homeless persons meets these requirements and is not listed on the HIC be sure to contact your CoC to update the HIC.