Person—previously homeless status, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Previously homeless indicator|
|Registration status:||Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018|
A person's homelessness status prior to the latest presentation for service episode, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—Previously homeless status|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
CODE 1 Sleeping rough or in non-conventional accommodation.
Living on the streets, sleeping in parks, squatting, living in cars or railway carriages, living in improvised dwellings, living in long grass.
CODE 2 Short-term or emergency accommodation, due to a lack of other options.
Living in situations such as refuges; crisis shelters; couch surfing; living temporarily with friends and relatives; insecure accommodation on a short term basis; emergency accommodation arranged in hotels, motels etc by a specialist homelessness agency.
CODE 3 Not homeless.
Not living in situations described above.
Data element attributes
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—previously homeless status, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018