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Homelessness is defined by the federal government as:

Homelessness
Prevention and Rapid
Re-Housing Program

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An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence;
and an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is -

    • a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed
      to provide temporary living accommodations (including
      welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional
      housing for the mentally ill);
    • an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals
      intended to be institutionalized; or
    • a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.

Cost of chronic homelessness in Waco:
Cost Per Person Per Year $39,000
Total Annual Cost $3.5 million

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