At Risk Homelessness/Unaccompanied Youth

At Risk Homelessness/Unaccompanied Youth

Questions 10: At any time on or after July 1, 2017, did the director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless? And/or at any time on or after July 1, 2016, did the director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless? 


“Homeless” means lacking fixed, regular and adequate housing. You may be homeless if you are living in shelters, parks, motels, hotels, public spaces, camping grounds, cars, abandoned buildings, or temporarily living with other people because you have nowhere else to go. Also, if you are living in any of these situations and fleeing an abusive parent, you may be considered homeless even if your parent would otherwise provide a place to live.

“Unaccompanied” means you are not living in the physical custody of your parent or guardian.

“Youth” means you are 21 years of age or younger or you are still enrolled in high school as of the day you sign this application.

Answer “Yes” if you:

          • received a determination at any time on or after July 1, 2016, that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Answer “No” if you:

          • are not homeless or at risk of being homeless, or do not have a determination. The financial aid administrator at your college may require you to provide a copy of the determination if you answered “Yes” to any of these questions.

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