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Types of Housing - by Length of Stay

Type of Housing Description
Permanent Housing This just means that there is no time limit on how long you can reside in the housing or receive the housing assistance. It is meant to be long-term.
Transitional Housing This means that there is a time limit on how long you can stay in the housing or receive the housing assistance. HUD defines transitional housing as stays of up to 24 months (but stays can be shorter).
Short-Term or Temporary Housing This means that the housing situation is intended to be very short-term or temporary (30, 60, or 90 days or less).
Emergency Shelter Housing Provides a place to stay or bed to sleep in overnight if you become homeless or otherwise experience a housing crisis and have no place to go.