Due to the lapse in Congressional Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is closed. This website is supported by a cooperative agreement funded under a prior appropriation. Current functions will remain operational but no new functions will be added during the lapse in appropriations. For more information, see HUD Contingency Plan for Possible Lapse in Appropriations.

CoC Program Toolkit - Determining and Documenting Homelessness

Resources define the homeless and at-risk of homelessness statuses and provide guidance to help recipients and subrecipients understand and administer their programs in compliance with regulations

Recording and Documenting Homeless Status

This online training module is intended to help staff understand HUD requirements for documenting the homeless status of households seeking assistance in projects funded through the Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Programs.

Date Published: October 2018

Resources for Chronic Homelessness

This subpopulation page provides a collection of resources related to chronic homelessness, including information about the final rule on the definition of "Chronically Homeless" and Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

The Homeless Definition and Eligibility for SHP, SPC, and ESG

This document provides a high-level overview of eligibility for the Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants program by Category of Homelessness.

Date Published: May 2012

Criteria and Recordkeeping Requirements for Definition of Homelessness

This two-page document provides a high-level overview of the homeless definition by outlining the criteria for defining homelessness and the recordkeeping requirements based on four categories under which individuals and families may qualify as homeless.

Date Published: January 2012