It means that you have lacked a permanent place to live continuously for a year or more or at least four times in the past three years.
Long-term homelessness may mean one of the following:
A person, family, or youth who has been living on the streets or in a shelter for a year or more.
A person, family, or youth who has been on the streets or in a shelter at least four times in the past three years.
A person, family, or youth who has been couch hopping for at least a year (moving from one place to another with no permanent place to stay). To determine whether a person who couch hops is homeless, we will look over a three-year period at:
Length of time in each living situation
Length of time living in permanent housing
Reasons for leaving one living situation for another
Total duration of homelessness
Whether the person or family returned to the same home more than once during the period of couch hopping
Must reside ¡n one of the following counties:
Must have a history of long-term homelessness documented by professionals such as shelters, financial workers, ministers, or therapists