When you apply for shelter at PATH, you will be asked where you lived for the last two years. PATH looks at any place you have stayed in the last two years to see if you can go back there. PATH will also look at the homes of close relatives, emergency contacts, and addresses you have used for public assistance.
It can be hard to prove where you lived for two years and, if you have trouble proving your housing history, PATH may say you are “ineligible,” which means they do not think you have completed all of the steps to qualify for shelter. If that happens, you will get a notice that has a box on the bottom of the first page that looks like this: