Homeless Definition as of December 5, 2011

The federal government issued a new definition of homelessness on December 5, 2011. It attempts to coordinate the definitions used by all federal departments to better assure consistency in programs and services, and to set the eligibility rules for programs and funds such at the new Emergency Solutions Grants. The chart below clarifies the definition that determines whether someone’s circumstances fall within that definition and they are therefore eligible for specific services

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