Definitions of homelessness will be standardized to improve access to services. Definitions are set out for “a person experiencing homelessness” and an individual at “substantial risk.” Definitions of a person experiencing homelessness will also include those without fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Services for children are aligned with the federal McKinney-Vento definition of homeless.
First reading, referred to Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.17.2020. Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 1.28.2020. Executive action taken in the Senate Committee on Human Services, Reentry & Rehabilitation on 2.5.2020; 1st substitute bill passed and referred to Ways & Means. Referred to Ways & Means on 2.6.2020. (updated 2.21.2020)