Homelessness is defined by
the federal government as:
An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate night-time residence; and an individual who has a primary night-time 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
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Help Desk Ticket
The agency needing help will need to submit a HMIS Help Desk Ticket that will be address by HMIS within 72 hours. If the ticket is received on a weekend or holiday the 72 hours will begin on the next business work day.