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HEARTH ACT

HOMELESS CATEGORIES

Category 1

Individual or family who lacks fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and is:
  1. An individual or family with primary night time residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for a human being
  2. Individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter
  3. Individual who resided in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation & exiting an institution where he/she temporarily resided
  • The individual must have been homeless prior to entering the institution
  • “temporary resided” now means a period of 90 days or less

Category 2

Individuals or families who will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence:
  • Residence will be lost within 14 days of date of application, and
  • No other residence identified, and
  • Lacks resources or support to obtain Permanent Housing

Category 3

Unaccompanied youth under 25 years, families with children and youth who do not qualify under the definition, but who are defined as homeless under:
  • Runaway and Homeless Youth Act,
  • Head Start Act,
  • Violence against Women Act,
  • Public Health Services Act,
  • Food and Nutrition Act, or
  • Food Nutritional Act
And
Must meet all 3 eligibility criteria:
  1. Have not had a lease, ownership interest, occupancy agreement PH during the 60 days prior to application
  2. Experience persistent instability
  3. Expected to continue in such status for an extended period of time because of: chronic disability, physical or mental health conditions, substance addiction, histories of domestic violence or childhood abuse, presence of a child or youth with disability, OR 2 or more barriers to employment
Lack of high school degree or GED, literacy, low English proficiency, history of incarceration, detention for criminal activity, history of unstable employment

Category 4

Any individual/family who is feeling, or is attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life threatening condition that relates to violence against the individual or family member, including a child, that has either taken place with the individual’s or family’s primary nighttime residence or have made the individual or family afraid to return to their primary nighttime residence and
  • Has not other residence and
  • Lacks the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing

*Taken from IHCDA website

Acronyms:
PH-Permanent Housing
IHCDA-Indiana Housing and Community Develop Association
ESG-Emergency Solutions Grant-Shelter Grant
ESG-RR-Emergency Solutions Grant Rapid Re-housing
HEART ACT-Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition Act

 
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