Person—period of time since last permanent living place, code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Time since most recent address|
|Registration status:||Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018|
The period of time since the person occupied a permanent living place, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Person—Period of time since last permanent living place|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
This data element allows a calculation of the length of time a person has experienced homelessness.
A permanent place to live is defined as a conventional dwelling, typically with its own residential address. It refers to a person's usual residence that lasts for at least 3 months. The characteristics of the accommodation must be such, that it is considered outside the scope of the definition of homelessness.
Ascertaining that a person did at some time have a permanent place to live indicates that their experience of homelessness commenced subsequently. Thus the length of the period of homelessness is measured from that time.
The permissible values for this data element are used to form the response categories to the question:
"How long is it since you had a permanent place to live?"
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—time elapsed since last permanent residence, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018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