There are three core components of our housing programs:
1. Housing Identification
The goal of housing identification is to find housing for people quickly.
- Housing Coordinators and Navigators routinely find and recruit landlords willing to rent to those served by the program;
- Match participants to appropriate housing. Housing that is decent, safe, and, in the case of RRH, will be affordable after assistance ends
- Critical aspect of this step is choice: the individual or household has a choice in their housing.
2. Rent and Move-In Assistance
The goal of rent and move-in assistance is to help with the costs associated with getting into housing.
- The amount and duration of this assistance varies, but at a minimum, it should be enough to help people secure a place to live.
- This assistance isn’t a standard “package” but flexible in order to meet unique needs. This is particularly important when financial circumstances or housing costs change.
- Furnishings and apartment set-up
3. Case Management
- employment readiness services and job placement
- life skills supports - budgeting, financial literacy, nutrition and cooking
- addressing physical and behavioral health goals through service connection with health and behavior health community based partners.