[§346-367] Determination of eligibility and need. (a) The provider agency operating and managing a homeless facility or any other program for the homeless authorized by this part, or the department operating and managing its own homeless facility, shall be responsible for determining if an applicant is eligible for shelter or other services at the homeless facility or through any other program for the homeless, pursuant to standards and criteria established by rule.
(b) The provider agency or the department operating and managing its own homeless facility shall determine the degree of need for each homeless family or individual and, in its determination, shall consider the resources available and the number of potential eligible applicants in the area served by the homeless facility or other program for the homeless authorized by this part.
(c) The department may establish by rule standards and criteria for eligibility, need, and priority for each program; provided that the department may establish by rule exceptions to these eligibility requirements based on special circumstances. [L 2010, c 89, pt of §2]