RULE 265-41.2 - Definitions

RULE 265-41.2. Definitions

When used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

"Applicant" means an eligible provider of homeless services which is applying for program funds.

"Domestic violence shelter" means a homeless shelter primarily or exclusively serving clients who are homeless due to domestic violence.

"ESG" means the Emergency Solutions Grant Program created pursuant to Title 42 of the U.S. Code (42 U.S.C. Section 11375) as well as parts of Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (24 CFR Part 576).

"HMIS" means the Homeless Management Information System, which is a client-level data collection and management system implemented at the community level that allows for better coordination among agencies providing services to clients.

"Homeless" or "homeless individual" shall have the meaning set forth in 24 CFR Part 91.

"Homeless shelter" means a facility which provides temporary shelter with overnight sleeping accommodations for homeless persons and which does not require occupants to sign leases or occupancy agreements.

"HUD" means the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"IFA" means the Iowa finance authority.

"Nonprofit organization" means an organization:

1. No part of the net earnings of which inure to the benefit of any member, founder, contributor, or individual;

2. That has a voluntary board;

3. That has a functioning accounting system or has designated a fiscal agent that will maintain a functioning accounting system for the organization;

4. That practices nondiscrimination in the provision of assistance; and

5. That has registered with the state of Iowa as a nonprofit corporation.

"Program participant" means any person or family who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and who seeks assistance from a recipient and is provided assistance utilizing SAF funds.

"Recipient" means any organization to which IFA distributes program funds.

"SAF" means shelter assistance fund according to Iowa Code section 16.41.

(ARC 9162B, lAB 10/20/10, effective 10/1/10; ARC 9281B, lAB 12/15/10, effective 1/19/11; ARC 0183C, lAB 6/27/12, effective 8/1/12 Amended by IAB July 9, 2014/Volume XXXVII, Number 1, effective 8/13/2014 Amended by IAB October 25, 2017/Volume XL, Number 9, effective 11/29/2017)

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