A: I agree it is important to look at the housing situation prior to entry into the treatment program. Since the family is in the program due to substance abuse treatment and not loss of housing, the family may have a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. If that’s the case, then they are not in the transitional program due to lack of a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence and would not be eligible. However, they may have lost housing upon entering the program and will be homeless at the time of discharge. In that case, they would be eligible because they lost housing and are in temporary housing in the treatment program.

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