Here are HUD's instructions on Entry Dates:
- Emergency Shelter: Night the client first stayed in the shelter. Night by night shelters will have a project start date and will allow clients to reenter as necessary without “exiting” and “restarting” for each stay for a specified period.
- Safe Haven and Transitional Housing: Date the client moves into the residential project (i.e. first night in residence).
- Permanent Housing, including Rapid Rehousing: Date the client was admitted into the project. To be admitted indicates the following factors have been met:
- Information provided by the client or from the referral indicates they meet the criteria for admission;
- The client has indicated they want to be housed in this project;
- The client is able to access services and housing through the project.
The expectation is the project has a housing opening (on-site, site-based, or scattered site subsidy) or expects to have one in a reasonably short amount of time.
- Other Service Projects (including but not limited to: Services Only, Day Shelter, Homelessness Prevention, Coordinated Entry): Date the client first began working with the project and generally received the first provision of service.