North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

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 Community Planning and Development (CPD) Programs. This definition has been the subject of significant public comment which has guided HUD in establishing the definition of “chronically homeless” that will be used in its homeless assistance programs. The final rule also establishes the necessary recordkeeping requirements that correspond to the definition of “chronically homeless” for the CoC Program. 

CoC recipients must comply with the regulations promulgated by this rule as of January 15, 2016.

Read the final rule on the HUD Exchange website.