Emergency Shelter [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 Emergency Shelter means “any facility with overnight sleeping accommodations, the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless.”