• 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.

Eligibility Criteria 

  • 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.