Homeless Definition
A homeless budgetary unit is defined as a budgetary unit in which all participants meet one of the following criteria:
They do not have a fixed or regular nighttime residence.
The participants have as their primary nighttime residence one of the following:
A supervised shelter designed to provide temporary shelter to homeless persons.
A half-way house or similar institution that provides temporary residence. When the institution provides meals, and the participant does not have the obligation to pay shelter costs, see Residents of an Institution.
A rent free accommodation in the residence of another person for not more than 90 days.
A place not designed, or ordinarily used, for sleeping. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Bus station
See Homeless – NA for policy and procedures regarding NA homeless budgetary units.