The purpose of the supportive housing programs is to provide outreach and supportive services to people who are homeless and who have a documented disability. There are three main objectives for our supportive housing programs which include helping participants obtain and remain in premanent housing, increase skills and/or income, and achieve greater self-determination. Housing Services currently has three seperate supportive housing programs that are aimed to target different types of households. All three programs provide rental assistance to participants for an on-going basis.
- REACH – This program is intended for people in Eaton County who are homeless and who have a serious mental illness. These individuals may also have a dual diagnosis of substance abuse. The participants of this program are required to also work closely with Community Mental Health.
- Individual Supportive Housing – This program is intended to assist single individuals within Eaton County that are homeless and have a documented disability.
- H.E.A.R.T. – This program is intended to assist families within Eaton County that are homeless. At least one adult in the household must also have a documented disability.
SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM PROVIDES:
- Outreach to homeless persons with disabilities
- Assurance of adequate supportive services
- Housing placement assistance and on-going rental assistance
- Linkages to other local resources
- Residential management
- Liaison between agencies landlord and support systems
- Development and actions towards their personalized independence plan
For additional information regarding these specific grant programs please contact Housing Services (517)541-1180.