The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development defines a person who is chronically homeless as an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for a year or more, or has experienced at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years. In order to be considered chronically homeless, a person must have been sleeping in a place not meant for human habitations (e.g., living on the streets) and / or in an emergency homeless shelter. A disabling condition is defined as a diagnosable substance abuse disorder, serious mental illness, or developmental disability, including the co-occurrence of two or more of these conditions. A disabling condition limits an individual's ability to work or perform one or more activities of daily living. Recent changes to federal law have expanded the definition of chronic homelessness to include families with a head of household who meets the above defined criteria.
There are numerous individuals who experience chronic homelessness in Troup County... We want to help solve the problem.