Below is the description of HUD funded project types. This list does not include project types that are specific to Chicago.
This list was pulled directly from the HMIS Data Standards Manual.
- Day Shelter: A project that offers daytime facilities and services (no lodging) for persons who are homeless.
- Emergency Shelter: A project that offers temporary shelter (lodging) for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless. Requirements and limitations may vary by program, and will be specified by the funder.
- Homelessness Prevention: A project that offers services and/or financial assistance necessary to prevent a person from moving into an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation.
- PH - Housing Only: A project that offers permanent housing for persons who are homeless, but does not make supportive services available as part of the project.
- PH – Housing with Services (no disability required for entry): A project that offers permanent housing and supportive services to assist homeless persons to live independently, but does not limit eligibility to individuals with disabilities or families in which one adult or child has a disability.
- PH - Permanent Supportive Housing (disability required for entry): A project that offers permanent housing and supportive services to assist homeless persons with a disability (individuals with disabilities or families in which one adult or child has a disability) to live independently.
- PH - Rapid ReHousing: A permanent housing project that provides housing relocation and stabilization services and short- and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to help a homeless individual or family move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.
- Safe Haven: A project that offers supportive housing that (1) serves hard to reach homeless persons with severe mental illness who came from the streets and have been unwilling or unable to participate in supportive services; (2) provides 24-hour residence for eligible persons for an unspecified period; (3) has an overnight capacity limited to 25 or fewer persons; and (4) provides low demand services and referrals for the residents.
- Street Outreach: A project that offers services necessary to reach out to unsheltered homeless people, connect them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services, and provide urgent, non-facility-based care to unsheltered homeless people who are unwilling or unable to access emergency shelter, housing, or an appropriate health facility. Only persons who are “street homeless” should be entered into a street outreach project. Projects that also serve persons other than “street homeless” must have two separate projects to be set up in an HMIS – one ‘Street Outreach’ and the other ‘Services Only.’
- Transitional Housing: A project that provides temporary lodging and is designed to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families into permanent housing within a specified period of time, but no longer than 24 months. Requirements and limitations may vary by program, and will be specified by the funder.