Housing Assistance

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Housing Assistance

Harmony House operates three housing assistance programs -- Rapid Rehousing, the CARE Supportive Housing Program, and the HEART Supportive Housing Program.

The Rapid Rehousing program helps clients who, ideally, have income but are unable to save up for the first month's rent and security deposit. Case managers work with clients to identiy rental properties that meet both their needs and their budget, while providing financial literacy materials to help them maintain their new residence. Of the three Rapid Rehousing programs offered through Harmony House, these programs each prioritize different demographics (persons fleeing domestic violence, families with children, persons living unsheltered, and persons who are 55+) in an effort to ensure no one falls through the cracks. 

The program's grant funds then pay the first month's rent and damage deposit, while providing ongoing supportive services for up to six months.

Our two Supportive Housing Programs work with individuals living with complex barriers to achieving stable housing, such as a serious mental illness, substance use disorder, or physical disability. These clients have a higher chance of being chronically homeless, meaning they've experienced homelessness multiple times in their lives. 

The intense support in these programs utilize support specialist with lived experience, as well as frequent case management, to ensure each client gets the full care they need to become housed and stay housed. Our HEART program is considered to be more of a long-term program, while our CARE program is considered to be shorter-term. 

Last updated: 2020-07-10