Homelessness Definitions

Long-Term Homelessness Definitions and Eligibility


There are different federal and state definitions of long-term homelessness (LTH). Generally, long-term homelessness means lacking a permanent place to live continuously for a year or more or at least four times in the past three years.

LTH = 12 months or 4 episodes x past 3 years

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Long-Term Homelessness (LTH) Definitions and Eligibility Questions