24 CFR 583.5 - Definitions. (2023)

§ 583.5 Definitions.

Used in this section:

appellantis defined in section 422(1) of the McKinney Act (42 United States Code 11382(1)). For the purposes of this definition, governmental entities include those with general government powers (such as cities or counties) as well as those with limited or special powers (such as public housing agencies).

comprehensive planRefers to the plan prepared by the jurisdiction and submitted to HUD24 CFR God 91.

date of first residenceThe date a homeless person receiving assistance from HUD under this section first enters assisted housing. If the assistance involves an existing homeless agency, the so-calleddate of first residenceis the date on which services were first provided to residents of assisted housing co-funded by this section.

First service datemeans the date on which supportive services were first provided to a homeless person not living in assisted housing under this section. This definition applies only to programs funded under this section that do not provide assisted living.

developmental difficultiesmeans, as defined in Section 102 of the Developmental Disabilities Aid and Rights Act of 2000 (42 University of Southern California 15002):

(1)People with severe, chronic disabilities:

(and)Attributable to mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments;

(two)Occurs before a person turns 22;

(three)it may continue indefinitely;

(iv)Severe functional limitations in three or more of the following major life domains:

(A)Healthcare: self-care;

(Second)receptive and expressive language;




(F)ability to live independently;

(G)Ekonomska samodostatnost;我

(w)It reflects an individual's needs for a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary or general services, individualized support, or other forms of life-long or extended, individually planned and coordinated assistance.

(2)A person from birth to age 9 who has a significant developmental delay or a specific congenital or acquired defect who does not meet three or more of the criteria described in subsection (1) may be considered a developmentally disabled person if the individual If these criteria are likely to be met later in life without services and supports, then (i) through (v) of the definition of "developmental disability" in this section.


(1)requirement is:

(and)is expected to be long-term or indefinite;

(two)This significantly hinders the individual's ability to live independently;

(three)could be improved by providing more adequate accommodation; I

(iv)is a physical, mental or emotional disorder, including a disorder caused by alcohol or drug abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder or brain injury;

(2)A developmental disability as defined in this section; or

(3)Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) or any condition caused by the causative agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.


(1)Individuals or households without a fixed, established and suitable place to stay overnight, which means:

(and)The principal residence of an individual or household is a public or private place that is not intended or not normally used as a regular place for people to sleep, including cars, parks, abandoned buildings, bus or train stations, airports or campgrounds;

(two)Individuals or families living in supervised public or private temporary shelters, including group shelters, transitional housing, and hotels and motels paid for by charitable organizations or federal, state, or local government low-income individual programs; or

(three)A person who left the facility for a period of 90 days or less and who was in a shelter or place of inhospitable people immediately prior to entering the facility;

(2)Individuals or families who will lose their overnight primary residence if:

(and)Lost essential housing within 14 days of submitting the request for homeless assistance;

(two)Subsequent residence has not been determined; and

(three)The individual or family lacks resources or support networks, such as family, friends, faith, or other social networks needed to obtain an alternative permanent residence;

(3)Unaccompanied youth under the age of 25 or households with children and youth who do not qualify for homelessness under this definition, but who:

(and)They are defined as homeless under Section 387 of the Homeless and Runaway Youth Act (42 USC 5732a), Enlightenment Act Section 637 (42 U.S.C. 9832), section 41403 of the Violence against Women Act 1994 (42 University of Southern California 14043e-2), art. Section 330(h) of the Public Health Service Act (42 USC 254b (hours)), Second. Section 3 of the Food and Nutrition Act 2008 (7. University of Southern California 2012), section 17(b) of the Child Nutrition Act 1966 (42 USC 1786 (b)) or Section 725 of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 USC 11434a);

(two)Have not had a leasehold, freehold or permanent residence at any time during the 60 days prior to the date of applying for homeless assistance;

(three)experienced two or more moves in the 60-day period prior to the date of applying for homeless assistance; experienced continued instability; and

(iv)Presence of a child or youth with a disability, chronic physical or mental health condition, drug addiction, domestic violence or childhood abuse (including neglect), the presence of a disabled child or youth who is likely to remain so for an extended period of time, or two or more employment Handicap, including lack of a high school diploma or general education (GED), illiteracy, poor English language proficiency, history of incarceration or detention for criminal activity, and history of precarious employment; or

(4)Any individual or family:

(and)Fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or other dangerous or life-threatening situations involving violence against an individual or family member, including children, that occur in an individual's or family's primary nighttime residence or cause fear Individuals or families returning to their primary overnight residence;

(two)have no other residence; and

(three)Lack of resources or support networks such as family, friends and faith or other social networks to obtain a second permanent residence.

cityDefined in Section 102(a)(4) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 USC 5302(a)(4)). Generally speaking, metropolitan cities are those cities that are eligible for government funding24 CFR Part 570, Subpart D.

new designRefers to building a building where none exists or extending an existing building to increase the usable area by more than 100%.

operating costis defined in section 422(5) of the McKinney Act (42 United States Code 11382(5)).

Outpatient Medical Servicesis defined in section 422(6) of the McKinney Act (42 University of Southern California 11382(6)).

Permanent Housing for Homeless People with DisabilitiesDefined in Section 424(c) of the McKinney Act (42 USC 11384(c)).

private nonprofit organizationDefined in Sections 422(7)(A), (B) and (D) of the McKinney Act (42 University of Southern California 11382 (7)(A), (B) and (D)). The organization must also have a functional accounting system maintained in accordance with GAAP, or designate an entity to maintain the organization's functional accounting system in accordance with GAAP.

projectDefined in sections 422(8) and 424(d) of the McKinney Act (42 United States Code 11382(8),11384(d)).

recipientDefined in section 422(9) of the McKinney Act (42 United States Code 11382(9)).

recoveryMeans an improvement or repair to an existing structure, or an addition to an existing structure that does not increase the floor area by more than 100%. Repairs do not include minor or routine repairs.

Earthis defined in section 422(11) of the McKinney Act (42 USC 11382 (11)).

Assisted livingDefined in Section 424(a) of the McKinney Act (42 USC 11384(a)).

support serviceDefined in Section 425 of the McKinney Act (42 University of Southern California 11385).

transitional housingis defined in section 424(b) of the McKinney Act (42 USC 11384(b)). See also§ 583.300(j).

tribeAs defined in Section 102 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 University of Southern California 5302).

City and countyDefined in Section 102(a)(6) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 USC 5302(a)(6)). In general, cities and counties are those counties that are eligible to receive grants under entitlement24 CFR Part 570, Subpart D.

[61 FR 51175, September 30, 1996, as amended76 FR 76016December 5, 2011]


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