The Ironic Reason Why Shelters Are Not Being Built To Help The Homeless
A person who is living in a government provided facility for as long as 90 days is still considered homeless under 24 CFR § 578.3. That means that the government can build all the transitional housing it wants and shelter people for months while they get on their feet. But those people are still considered homeless. To be clear: building transitional shelters, no matter how nice they are, DOES NOT reduce homeless because people living in those shelters still show up in official homeless tallies.