A: Every situation needs to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. There are questions you’ll want to consider when thinking about the situation you described: Was there a loss of housing? Are they sharing housing due to financial hardship? Are they both on the lease and can they come and go as they please? What’s the long-term plan? Where would they go if they couldn’t stay there?
If both partners decide to live together for mutual benefit, or because they are in a relationship and want to live together, then it is not a homeless situation. If one partner moves in out of necessity – she has nowhere else to go, trying to find a place but can’t, etc. – then it would likely be a doubled-up situation under McKinney-Vento.

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