ACL 06 – 58: Implementation of the Changes to the Homeless Assistance Program (12/14/06)

A Q & A on the changes to the Homeless Assistance (HA) program to include homeless prevention.  Covers such things as whether: the payment of rent arrearages counts as the “once in a lifetime” homelessness aid payment (yes), the HA program can pay the full rent arrearages in shared housing with non-CalWORKs members (no); payment of arrearages is required if it won’t prevent the eviction (no).  The ACL also includes a discussion of extraordinary circumstances and financial hardship, giving some examples, but ultimately leaving this to the discretion of the county and their “reasonable assessment of the facts.” [Download]