Housing Status Assessment Guide for State TANF and Medicaid Programs. Housing Status Assessment Guide for State TANF and Medicaid Programs : Table 17

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: Table 17

CheckHousing StatusSituational Characteristics
 Literally Homeless[2]Staying in emergency shelter or transitional housing, including hotel or motel voucher paid for by a social service or charitable organization, OR Staying in place not meant for human habitation (e.g., streets, parks, abandoned buildings, and subway tunnels), OR Leaving current housing or institutional setting and has no safe, non-emergency housing to stay in tonight, AND Lack the resources and support networks needed to maintain or obtain safe, non-emergency housing tonight
 Imminent Risk of Literal HomelessnessCurrently housed and being evicted, being asked to leave, or need to leave for other reason (e.g., health/safety concerns, unaffordable rent, institutional discharge, host family/friend risk, family conflict, etc.)  AND Expected to lose their housing within one week (7 days), AND Lacking the resources and support networks needed to maintain or obtain housing
 Precariously HousedCurrently housed and potentially at-risk of losing housing due to eviction, being asked to leave, or need to leave for other reason (e.g., health/safety concerns, unaffordable rent, service termination, host family/friend risk, family conflict, etc.)  AND May or may not have resources and support networks needed to maintain or obtain housing
 Stably HousedCurrently housed and not at-risk of losing housing, AND/OR Have resources and support networks needed to maintain or obtain housing