Homeless Eligibility

What Does Homelessness Mean


It means that you have lacked a permanent place to live continuously for a year or more or at least four times in the past three years.

Long-term homelessness may mean one of the following:
  • A person, family, or youth who has been living on the streets or in a shelter for a year or more.
  • A person, family, or youth who has been on the streets or in a shelter at least four times in the past three years.
  • A person, family, or youth who has been couch hopping for at least a year (moving from one place to another with no permanent place to stay). To determine whether a person who couch hops is homeless, we will look over a three-year period at:
    • Length of time in each living situation
    • Length of time living in permanent housing
    • Reasons for leaving one living situation for another
    • Total duration of homelessness
    • Whether the person or family returned to the same home more than once during the period of couch hopping

Eligibility


  • Must reside ¡n one of the following counties:
    • Blue Earth
    • Brown
    • Faribault
    • LeSueur
    • Martin
    • Nicollet
    • Sibley
    • Watonwan
  • Must have a history of long-term homelessness documented by professionals such as shelters, financial workers, ministers, or therapists
  • Individual, family, or youth in transition
  • Must meet income guidelines