Chronically Homeless Person [HUD] Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 24 CFR 91.5 [Title 24 Housing and Urban Development; Subtitle A Office of the Secretary, Department of Housing and Urban Development; Part 91 Consolidated Submissions for Community Planning and Development Programs; Subpart A General], the term Chronically Homeless Person means “an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, or has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. To be considered chronically homeless, a person must have been sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation (e.g., living on the streets) and/or in an emergency shelter during that time.”