Strategic Action Plan on Homelessness. Overview of Programs Operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services That May Serve Persons Experiencing Homelessness


HHS identifies 18 targeted and non-targeted programs as relevant to serving eligible homeless persons.  The targeted programs are much smaller in scope, but are designed specifically for individuals or families who are experiencing homelessness.  Mainstream programs are designed to serve those who meet a set of eligibility criteria that is often established by the states, but generally address provision of services to low-income populations.  Very often, persons experiencing homelessness may be eligible for services funded through these programs.  These programs are located in five of the organizational components of HHS and their role in serving persons experiencing homelessness are detailed in this Appendix.

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