HUD is the US Department of Housing & Urban Development. Tabor uses HUD's definition of homelessness to determine eligibility for many of its services.
1. HUD defines homelessness as individuals or families who have no access to either traditional or permanent housing, i.e. they:
• lack fixed, regular and adequate night time residence.
• have a night time residence that is a supervised temporary shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations.
• have a public or private night time residence that is not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation.
2. Specifically, a person is considered homeless if they are currently living in:
• A place not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned buildings (on the street)
• An emergency shelter
• A transitional or supportive housing for homeless persons who originally came from the streets or emergency shelters.
• Any of the above places but is spending a short time (up to 30 consecutive dates) in a hospital or other institution
• Is being evicted with a week from a private dwelling unit and no subsequent residence has been identified and the person lakes the resources and support networks needed to obtain housing
• Is being discharged within a week from an institution in which the person has been a resident form more than 30 consecutive days and no subsequent residence has been identified and the person lacks the resources and support networks needed to obtain housing.
• Is fleeing a domestic violence housing situation and no subsequent residence has been identified and the person lacks the resources and support networks needed to obtain housing.
3. Currently, HUD's definition of homelessness does NOT include those who are:
• living with family or friends.
• living in a hotel.
• paying rent of any kind.
4. HUD is currently updating its definition of homelessness. Tabor will adopt its new definition when it is finalized.
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