HUD’s chronic homelessness definition is a homeless individual who currently lives in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter and has been living in one of those three locations for at least the last 12 months, or on at least four separate occasions in the last three years where the combined occasion total at least 12 months. Also, the individual has a disability of long and continuous duration, substantially impeding the individual’s ability to live independently and which could be improved by the provision of housing.
The Chronically Homeless presentation is above. Also, here is a MCAH document which should be used to provide documentation of a client’s chronically homeless status.
The Lansing Housing Commission has several housing programs, including public housing, HCV, PSH, and HUD-VASH. The above presentation goes into the requirements for public housing and HCV programs, how to apply for them, and how to check on your applications after applying.