In the United States, individuals and families qualify as homeless under four federally defined categories: (1) literally homeless, (2) in imminent risk of homelessness, (3) homeless under federal statutes, and (4) fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence.9 According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 408,150 households, or 553,742 individuals, fell into one of these categories in 2017.As of January 2018 in Texas, 25,310 individuals qualified as homeless under these criteria. Recent data for Austin and greater Travis County, captured on January 27, 2018, showed a total of 2,147 unsheltered and sheltered individuals experiencing homelessness.