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Definition of Homeless

Definition of Homeless

Definition of Homeless from SHA's Admissions and Continued Occupancy  Policy (Terminology Appendix, p. 24):

An applicant household that:

· Is living on the street, in an emergency shelter, or in a transitional housing facility; or

· Is an active client of a case-management program serving the homeless; or

· Has met one of these two conditions within the 12-month period prior to their eligibility determination.

Applicants living temporarily with family and/or friends are not considered homeless for the purpose of claiming priority under this policy.