Persons with special needs often face significant challenges in finding and maintaining decent, affordable housing.
Our supportive housing services are designed to help overcome these barriers. We serve adults with a chronic mental illness and addictions, extremely low-income families with special needs and households with disabilities.
Many clients served by our counselors have a history of hospitalization or other institutionalization -some have been homeless. Many clients depend on SSI or TANF for income and have nonexistent or poor rental and credit histories. Some clients have multiple disabilities, but they are effectively able to live in the community with additional reassurance, support and explanations of issues.
Services include help locating housing, understanding rights and responsibilities of tenancy, matching roommates, making home visits, providing support and resources, and assisting in connecting clients to services that allow them to maintain their independent housing. In the past two years, 100% of clients have reported improvement in their housing situation.
Housing Partnership, and its home Community Partners, have developed several housing resources internally and with partners to improve the lives of our supportive housing clients.