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Category 1: Literally HomelessIndividual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, meaning:Has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not meant for human habitationIs living in a publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including congregate shelters, transitional housing, and hotels and motels paid for by charitable organizations or by federal, state and local government programs); or Is exiting an institution where (s)he has resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institutionCategory 3: Homeless under other Federal statutesUnaccompanied youth under 25 years of age, or families with children and youth, who do not otherwise qualify as homeless under this definition, but who:Are defined as homeless under the other listed federal statutes;Have not had a lease, ownership interest, or occupancy agreement in permanent housing during the 60 days prior to the homeless assistance application;Have experienced persistent instability as measured by two moves or more during in the preceding 60 days; andCan be expected to continue in such status for an extended period of time due to special needs or barriersCategory 4: Fleeing/ Attempting to Flee Domestic ViolenceAny individual or family who:Is fleeing, or is attempting to flee, domestic violence;Has no other residence; and Lacks the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing

Category 2: Imminent Risk of HomelessnessIndividual or family who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence, provided that:Residence will be lost within 14 days of the date of application for homeless assistance;No subsequent residence has been identified; and The individual or family lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing

A project that offers temporary shelter (lodging) for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless. Requirements and limitations may vary by program and will be specified by the funder.

A project that offers services necessary to reach out to unsheltered homeless people, connect them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services, and provide urgent, non-facility-based care to unsheltered homeless people who are unwilling or unable to access emergency shelter, housing, or an appropriate health facility.

A project that offers services and/or financial assistance necessary to prevent a person from moving into an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation.

A project that offers permanent housing and supportive services to assist homeless persons with a disability (individuals with disabilities or families in which one adult or child has a disability) to live independently.

A project that provides temporary lodging and is designed to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families into permanent housing within a specified period of time, but no longer than 24 months. Requirements and limitations may vary by program and will be specified by the funder.

A permanent housing project that provides housing relocation, stabilization services, and short- and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to help a homeless individual or family move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.

Rapid Resolution is a proven client-focused strategy for reducing system inflow and freeing up limited resources for the most vulnerable persons.The approach takes the form of a problem solving conversation between an intake worker and a person seeking crisis services.The intake worker conducts a brief but intensive assessment to determine the circumstances contributing to the client’s immediate housing crisis. Rapid Resolution is a proactive way to help clients explore their own housing options earlier. It is:Client-centered with a focus on the client's agency in resolving his or her own housing crisis;Flexible- All available housing options are creatively explored through a problem solving conversation; andImmediate-Providers recognize a critical window of opportunity to act swiftly to resolve the housing crisis

Trained staff at CoC service providers and Coordinated Entry Access Points conduct VI-SPDAT assessments, which is entered into Clarity Human Services, our HMIS database. After the assessment is complete, the client is referred to the regional community queue so they can be connected with available resources.Clickherefor the process for gaining access to Clarity Human Services.For those with access, clickherefor a tutorial on the VI-SPDAT process in Clarity Human Services.

Trained staff at CoC service providers and Coordinated Entry Access Points conduct VI-SPDAT assessments, which is entered into Clarity Human Services, our HMIS database. After the assessment is complete, the client is referred to the regional community queue so they can be connected with available resources.Click here for the process for gaining access to Clarity Human Services.For those with access, click here for a tutorial on the VI-SPDAT process in Clarity Human Services.

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