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HOUSING BEYOND THE SHELTER

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Felerlaine Rachel Buenaflor

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Transcript of HOUSING BEYOND THE SHELTER

HOUSING BEYOND THE SHELTER
Home to Live in
More or Additional
Protection
TEAM Inc.,
(Community Action Agency)
Beyond Shelter Organization
"Is to connect individuals and families with solutions
that will lead to well-being, self-sufficiency and full participation in the community."
PROBLEMS:
Establishment of stable housing and resettling one’s family brings its own set of challenges. The first three to six months after leaving the shelter are often the most difficult.
Homelessness is one of our nation's most serious social problems.
Families are forced to live in places unfit for human habitation or to move from place to place with their children.
Homelessness can lead to depression, mental illness and child neglect.
TEAM Inc.,
(Community Action Agency)
SOLUTIONS:
Provide temporary shelter with services to assist in the transition:
>>Education on landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities.
>>Workshop on life skills concerning issues such as parenting and money management.
>>Assistance procuring food and furniture.
>>Securing mental health and substance abuse treatment services.
BENEFITS FOR LANDLORDS:
>>timely payment of rent.
>>Landlords can request other assistance as needed to resolve problems that threaten housing stability.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
>>Willingness and ability to comply with an action plan.
>>The head of household must have demonstrable income.
>>Housing specialist determines eligibility with client.
>>Rent for permanent locations should be affordable to the families.
Beyond Shelter Organization
"Once a family becomes homeless, it is extremely difficult to get back into rental housing."
"Families are more responsive to service interventions from a stable, permanent housing base."
Help homeless families move into permanent affordable rental housing in residential neighborhoods.
Provides families with six months to one full year of social services support to enable them to attain improved social and economic well-being.
HOUSING BEYOND THE SHELTER
PROGRAM PROCESS
Point of Entry
Emergency Shelter / Battered Women's Shelter / ETC.
Temporary Housing
Provision of and/or referral to crisis intervention or
short-term housing. (from 1 to 6 months)
Housing Beyond Shelter Program

Screening for housing and social service needs --> Family Action Plan developed --->
Housing search begins . . .


Family moves to permanent housing:
(for 6 to 12 months)
- Tenant education.
- Money management.
- Family & individual counseling.
- Parenting education.
- Health/nutrition counseling.
- Address children's special needs.
- Child abuse & neglect intervention & prevention.
- Job readiness program.
"Families integrated into communities, therefore attaining improved social and economic well-being."
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