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§ 12473.
Definitions
For purposes of this subpart—
(1)
the term “assisted housing” means housing assisted—
(A)
under sections 1
1
 So in original. Probably should be “section”.
1715e, 1715k, 1715l(d)(3), 1715l(d)(4), 1715n(e), 1715v, or 1715z–1 of title 12;
(D)
under section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzales 2
2
 So in original. Probably should be “Cranston-Gonzalez”.
National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 8013);
(E)
under title II of the Cranston-Gonzales 2 National Affordable Housing Act [42 U.S.C. 12721 et seq.];
(F)
under subtitle D of title VIII of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 12901 et seq.);
(G)
under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.); or
(2)
the term “continuum of care” means a community plan developed to organize and deliver housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are homeless as they move to stable housing and achieve maximum self-sufficiency;
(3)
the term “low-income housing assistance voucher” means housing assistance described in section 1437f of title 42;
(4)
the term “public housing” means housing described in section 1437a(b)(1) of title 42;
(5)
the term “public housing agency” means an agency described in section 1437a(b)(6) of title 42;
(6)
the terms “homeless”, “homeless individual”, and “homeless person”—
(A)
mean an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
(B)
includes—
(i)
an individual who—
(I)
is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason;
(II)
is living in a motel, hotel, trailer park, or campground due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
(III)
is living in an emergency or transitional shelter;
(IV)
is abandoned in a hospital; or
(V)
is awaiting foster care placement;
(ii)
an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings; or
(iii)
migratory children (as defined in section 6399 of title 20) who qualify as homeless under this section because the children are living in circumstances described in this paragraph;
(7)
the term “homeless service provider” means a nonprofit, nongovernmental homeless service provider, such as a homeless shelter, a homeless service or advocacy program, a tribal organization serving homeless individuals, or coalition or other nonprofit, nongovernmental organization carrying out a community-based homeless or housing program that has a documented history of effective work concerning homelessness;
(8)
the term “tribally designated housing” means housing assistance described in the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4101 et seq.); and
(9)
the term “tribally designated housing entity” means a housing entity described in the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4103(21)); 3
3
 So in original. The semicolon probably should be a period.
(Pub. L. 103–322, title IV, § 41403, as added Pub. L. 109–162, title VI, § 601, Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 3031; amended Pub. L. 113–4, title VI, § 601(a)(3), Mar. 7, 2013, 127 Stat. 102.)
cite as: 34 USC 12473