Prevention Phase

Community Standards: Eligibility requirements for prevention services must be clearly defined and distinguished from eligibility for shelter services. It is recommended that if a Client is seeking shelter services but is not actually totally without shelter at the time of the request, that the Client be referred for immediate prevention intervention to keep that Client from becoming homeless (sheltered) if at all possible.

All prevention phase activities (e.g., temporary financial assistance) must include the Client's involvement in an assessment and self-sufficiency plan as described in other sections.

Homeless prevention providers must track Client's living situation and report outcomes for a minimum of six months after the intervention with the individual or family.