HUD has posted two new resources on the HUD Exchange on the Definition of Chronic Homelessness. Recipients of Chronic Homeless projects must comply with the regulations promulgated by this rule as of January 15, 2016. The following new materials are available via HUD's Chronic Homelessness landing page:
- Flowchart of HUD’s Definition of Chronic Homelessness – This tool guides you through HUD’s Chronically Homeless Definition through mostly “Yes” or “No” questions, providing an interactive way to help understand who meets the definition and what documentation requirements apply.
- Sample Chronic Homelessness Documentation Checklist – This sample checklist provides an optional way to help record Chronic Homelessness for those projects that need documentation of Chronic Homelessness (like a Permanent Supportive Housing program that exclusively serves the Chronically Homeless). This sample checklist would not be needed in projects where this requirement is not in place (like an Emergency Shelter). This tool is a sample, is not required by HUD, and has been provided in an editable format so communities may edit it and add to their current forms, if they wish.