Category 2: Imminent Risk of Homelessness

What is Homeless Category 2: Imminent Risk of Homelessness (§ 578.3)?

An individual or family who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence, provided that:

  1. Residence will be lost within 14 days of the date of application for homeless assistance;
  2. No subsequent residence has been identified; and
  3. The individual or family lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing.

Note: 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.

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Individuals and families residing in hotels and motels may be eligible under either Homeless Category 1 or 2 depending upon how the costs of the hotel or motel are being paid.

If less than 51% of the costs are paid for by a charitable organization or federal, state, or local government program for low income individuals, the household may be eligible under Category 2 if they lack the resources and support networks to continue residing in the hotel or motel.