Homeless Individual Law and Legal Definition

"Homeless individual" includes--

(1) “an individual who lacks a fixed and regular nighttime residence; or

(2) an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is--

(A) a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter (including a welfare hotel or congregate shelter) designed to provide temporary living accommodations;

(B) an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized;

(C) a temporary accommodation for not more than 90 days in the residence of another individual; or

(D) a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.” (7 USCS § 2012)