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HUD Final Rule on Definition of Chronic Homelessness

On December 4, 2015, HUD published the final rule that establishes the definition of “chronically homeless” that will be used in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, and in the Consolidated Submissions for ...

2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress (AHAR) on November 22, 2013, noting reductions in every major category or subpopulation since 2010, the year the federal government established Opening Doors, ...

HUD Rural Housing Stability Program Proposed Rule

On March 27, 2013, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule for the Rural Housing Stability Program (RHSP) that includes a new definition of chronic homelessness. Under the proposed rule, an individual who has experienced ...
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2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR)

The 2012 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR): Volume 1 outlines the key findings of the 2012 Point-in-Time Counts conducted in January 2012. The report shows a 7.2 percent decline in the number of veterans experiencing homelessness between 2011 and 2012 ...
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Comparison of ESG and HPRP Program Requirements

In developing the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Interim Rule, HUD drew on its and grantees’ experience in administering the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) to establish policies and requirements for ESG. Now, as communities are transitioning into ...
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NAEH Summary of CoC Interim Regulations

On August 6, 2012, the National Alliance to End Homelessness published a summary of the interim HEARTH Act regulations for the new Continuum of Care (CoC) program within the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants ...
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CoC Program Interim Regulations and Introductory Guide

The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates HUD’s competitive homelessness assistance grant programs into one new "Continuum of Care (CoC) Program."   On July 14, ...
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Criteria for Definition of At-Risk of Homelessness

For individuals and families who do not meet the definition of ‘‘homeless’’ under any of the categories established in the Homeless Definition final rule, the McKinney-Vento Act was amended to allow homeless prevention assistance to be provided to persons who ...
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Recordkeeping Requirements Under New Homeless Definition

This two-page document from HUD provides a high-level overview of the new 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. These categories ...
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SHP, SPC, and ESG Eligibility Under New Homeless Definition

This document from HUD 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 under the new definition of homelessness. These categories include: 1) literally homeless; ...
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