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What does being “homeless” really mean?
While probably everyone has some idea of what it means to be homeless, in the context of service delivery and the development of strategies to prevent and end homelessness, it’s important to be precise.

According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), there are four categories of homelessness:

  • Literally Homeless – An individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, meaning
  • Imminent Risk of Homelessness – An individual or family who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence, provided that:
  • Homeless under other Federal statutes – Unaccompanied youth under 25 years of age, or families with children and youth

 

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