Housing Status Assessment Guide for State TANF and Medicaid Programs. Housing Status Assessment Guide for State TANF and Medicaid Programs : Table 18

03/16/2009

: Table 18

CheckPriority LevelHousing StatusNeed DescriptionHousing Intervention
 1Literally Homeless and Needs Immediate AssistanceImmediate housing needs not met Needs immediate assistance to secure housing tonight Needs assistance to obtain and maintain housingImmediate:  Facilitate access to emergency housing related assistance.  May include: Referral to emergency shelter Referral to/provision of emergency hotel voucher Linkage to community information and referral service Short-term:  Facilitate access to housing placement and stabilization assistance.  May include: Referral to in-house and/or community-based housing placement assistance (e.g., financial, legal, service coordination, etc.) Linkage to community information and referral service
 2Imminent Risk of Literal Homelessness and Needs Immediate AssistanceImmediate housing needs not met Needs immediate assistance to obtain and maintain housingImmediate:  Facilitate access to homelessness prevention related assistance and emergency housing assistance (in event of homelessness).  May include: Referral to in-house and/or community-based prevention assistance (e.g., financial, legal, mediation, weatherization, etc.) Information and/or referral to emergency shelter Information and/or referral to other emergency aid organization Linkage to community information and referral service Short-term:  Facilitate access to housing placement and/or stabilization assistance.  May include: Referral to in-house and/or community-based housing placement or stabilization assistance (e.g., financial, legal, service coordination, etc.) Linkage to community information and referral service
 3Literally Homeless and Needs Assistance to Obtain HousingImmediate housing needs met Needs assistance to obtain and maintain housingImmediate: Confirm receipt of emergency housing assistance Short-term:  Facilitate access to housing placement and stabilization assistance.  May include: Referral to in-house and/or community-based housing placement assistance (e.g., financial, legal, etc.) Linkage to community information and referral service
 4Precariously Housed and Needs Assistance to Obtain or Maintain HousingImmediate housing needs met Needs assistance to reduce risk and obtain or maintain housingImmediate:  Facilitate access to homelessness prevention related assistance and emergency housing assistance (in event of homelessness).  May include: Referral to in-house and/or community-based prevention assistance (e.g., financial, legal, mediation, weatherization, etc.) Information and/or referral to emergency shelter Information and/or referral to other emergency aid organization Linkage to community information and referral service Short-term:  Facilitate access to housing placement and/or stabilization assistance.  May include: Referral to in-house and/or community-based housing placement or stabilization assistance (e.g., financial, legal, service coordination, etc.) Linkage to community information and referral service
 5Literally Homeless or Precariously Housed and Does Not Need Assistance to Obtain or Maintain HousingImmediate housing needs met Does not need assistance to obtain or to maintain housingImmediate:  Confirm receipt of emergency housing assistance, if applicable.  Provide information on housing related assistance (in event of future instability).  May include: Information about in-house and/or community-based prevention assistance (e.g., financial, legal, mediation, weatherization, etc.) Linkage to community information and referral service Short-term:  No assistance needed
 6Stably Housed and Does Not Need Assistance to Obtain or Maintain HousingCurrently housed Does not need assistance to maintain housingImmediate: Provide information on housing related assistance (in event of future instability).  May include: Information about in-house and/or community-based prevention assistance (e.g., financial, legal, mediation, weatherization, etc.) Linkage to community information and referral service Short-term:  No assistance needed