Participants must be referred through CHIA after prevention and diversion efforts have been made.
Domestic Violence (DV) services providers act as an access point and may receive referrals directly from the community rather than only through CHIA.
Participants must first be screened for diversion and prevention and admitted to shelter only if no other options are available.
Participants must meet the HUD definition of homeless.
Participants who are registered sex offenders are not eligible to stay in a family homeless shelter.
Minimum Standards Shelters
Minimum hours of operation 4PM – 7AM.
Staff supervision whether paid or volunteer must be provided during hours of operation of program.
A full intake using CoC tools must be completed with each household.
All participants must have a completed CoC Housing Barrier Assessment and CoC Housing Plan within 5 business days.
Expected Performance Outcomes
Average length of stay is less than 30 days.
60% of participants exit to permanent housing.
Less than 30% of participants exit to an unknown location.
60% of participants exit with cash income.
60% of participants exit with non-cash mainstream resources.