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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