(a) The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations) shall:
(1) Administer the Homeless Assistance Program and issue such supplemental guidance as is necessary.
(2) Appoint an individual as Director, The Homeless Assistance Program, who shall be the Department of Defense program manager responsible for monitoring the Shelter for the Homeless program and answering all inquiries.
(b) The Assistance Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) shall provide guidance on the use of Department of Defense funds to finance the items issued in support of the Shelter for the Homeless program.
(c) The Secretaries of the Military Departments shall:
(1) Implement the Shelter for the Homeless program.
(2) Appoint a senior manager to monitor the Shelter for the Homeless program within that Department and to provide any assistance that may be required to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations). Such official, after consultation with the Director, The Homeless Assistance Program ODASD(I), shall approve or disapprove all requests to establish a Shelter for the Homeless in accordance with 10 U.S.C. 2546 and this part.
(3) Ensure that upon receipt of a formal request for assistance, as defined in § 226.3(h) of this part, the Military Department concerned provides an appropriate response to the requester within 30 days.
(4) Ensure that each Installation Commander is informed about the Shelter for the Homeless Program and the types of assistance that they may provide as authorized by 10 U.S.C. 2546 and this part.
(d) Department of Defense Installation Commanders shall:
(1) Acknowledge all requests for assistance.
(2) Upon receipt of a request, initiate such action as is necessary to determine the availability of facilities at that installation for use as a shelter for the homeless.
(3) Forward each request, through the chain of command, to the Service Senior Manager with a copy to the DASD(I). The Installation Commander's recommendation shall accompany each request.
Title 32 published on 2012-07-01
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