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Person—period of time since last permanent living place, code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termTime since most recent address
METeOR identifier:Help on this term692164
Registration status:Help on this termHomelessness, Standard 10/08/2018
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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

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Representational attributes

Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
1Less than 1 week ago
21 week to 1 month ago
3More than 1 month, to 6 months ago
4More than 6 months, to 1 year ago
5More than 1 year, to 5 years ago
6More than 5 years ago
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9Don't know/not sure

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Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Help on this term

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.

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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?"

Relational attributes

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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Person—time elapsed since last permanent residence, code N Housing assistance, Standard 23/08/2010, Homelessness, Superseded 10/08/2018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:Help on this term

Specialist Homelessness Services NMDS 2019- Homelessness, Standard 10/08/2018

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