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Housing & Homeless Services

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  • At Risk/Homeless Housing Related Assistance Programs (59)
    BH-0500

    At Risk/Homeless Housing Related Assistance Programs

    BH-0500

    Programs authorized under federal or state legislation or local government initiatives that provide financial assistance and supportive services for individuals and/or families who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Included are prevention programs that help people at imminent risk for homelessness preserve current housing or secure alternative housing; diversion programs that help people actively seeking shelter to identify and access viable alternatives including shared housing arrangements and transitional housing/shelter; and rapid re-housing programs that help people who are already homeless move as quickly as possible into permanent housing. Services may include case management, rental deposits, rent assistance, utility deposits, housing search assistance, moving expenses, expenses related to non-shelter temporary housing in situations where permanent housing has been secured but is currently unavailable, and other costs the family may incur in the process of acquiring or maintaining housing. Allowable activities, eligibility criteria and other requirements vary depending on the jurisdiction, the funding source and the focus of the program.
  • Barrier Free Home Rental Listings (3)
    BH-3900.3050-100

    Barrier Free Home Rental Listings

    BH-3900.3050-100

    Programs that maintain lists of available wheelchair-accessible rental homes or apartments for review by people with disabilities in search of housing. Included is information that is available online, in print or in other formats.
  • Domestic Violence Motel Vouchers (1)
    BH-1800.1500-080

    Domestic Violence Motel Vouchers

    BH-1800.1500-080

    Programs that provide people who are experiencing domestic violence with a temporary place to stay (usually one to three nights), generally utilizing a hotel or motel with which the referring agency has a prior agreement, but in some cases, temporary lodging selected by the individual.
  • Domestic Violence Shelters (7)
    BH-1800.1500-100

    Domestic Violence Shelters

    BH-1800.1500-100

    Programs that provide temporary emergency shelter for individuals, primarily women, who have experienced domestic violence/abuse, and for their children. Such facilities usually provide in-house individual, group and family counseling and the full range of secondary services related to domestic violence including referral to appropriate resources. Also included are similar facilities for battered men and those that can accommodate both men and women, where they are available.
  • Energy/Water Conservation Improvements (11)
    BH-3000.1800

    Energy/Water Conservation Improvements

    BH-3000.1800

    Programs that provide assistance in the form of labor and supplies, cash or tax rebates, property assessment arrangements or consultation services for homeowners who want to make home improvements that are designed to reduce energy and/or water consumption.
  • Family Permanent Supportive Housing (3)
    BH-8400.2000

    Family Permanent Supportive Housing

    BH-8400.2000

    Programs that provide permanent affordable housing and supportive services for families whose current housing situation is unstable with the objective of preventing family homelessness, preserving families at risk for separation and reunifying families that have been separated. The program generally provides intensive case management involving regular home visits, development of a family care plan, and coordination of services identified by the plan which may include health care, substance abuse treatment, counseling and other mental health services, parenting skills training, family literacy services, tutoring, vocational training, money management and other life skills training, recreational activities, child care and transportation. Some programs focus specifically on families involved in the child welfare system or other family subgroups.
  • Government Subsidized Private Rental Housing Listings (4)
    BH-3900.3050-250

    Government Subsidized Private Rental Housing Listings

    BH-3900.3050-250

    Programs that maintain lists of privately owned apartment buildings that offer housing units at below market rates because public funding was used to develop the complex. Included is information that is available online, in print or in other formats.
  • Home Barrier Evaluation/Removal Services (3)
    BH-3000.3500

    Home Barrier Evaluation/Removal Services

    BH-3000.3500

    Programs that provide assistance in the form of labor and supplies for people with disabilities who need to install ramps, elevators, stair glides or lifts; widen doorways; install grab bars in showers and bathrooms; lower kitchen and other cabinets; or make other modifications in their homes or apartments to make them accessible. Also included are programs that assess the accessibility of homes and apartments of people who have disabilities and make recommendations regarding necessary modifications.
  • Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Grants/Loans (2)
    PH-3300.2740

    Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Grants/Loans

    PH-3300.2740

    Programs that provide small grants or loans that help homeowners who qualify (often older adults and people in emergency situations) pay for minor home repair services such as roof repairs, window replacements or repairs to septic tanks. Specific services covered by the programs and eligibility criteria vary. Also included are programs that provide grants or loans for the construction, repair and/or sealing of household water well systems, primarily in eligible rural areas.
  • Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services (10)
    PH-3300.2750

    Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services

    PH-3300.2750

    Programs that provide assistance for people who need to do routine maintenance on their homes or make minor repairs.
  • Home Management Instruction (1)
    PH-3000

    Home Management Instruction

    PH-3000

    Programs that provide instruction that deals with the basic activities of homemaking including caring for and managing children; planning, shopping for and preparing nutritious meals; maintaining a clean and safe living environment; and other in-home responsibilities. Included are teaching and demonstrating homemaking programs that are designed specifically to assist parents who are at risk or have a history of abusing their children to successfully maintain their homes while meeting their children's needs in that setting. Also included are homemaking instruction programs that are designed to meet the needs of elderly individuals.
  • Home Purchase/Mortgage Refinance Loans (17)
    BH-3500.3400

    Home Purchase/Mortgage Refinance Loans

    BH-3500.3400

    Programs that provide loans for people who want to buy their own homes or arrange refinancing of their mortgages.
  • Home Rehabilitation Programs (11)
    BH-3000.3550

    Home Rehabilitation Programs

    BH-3000.3550

    Programs that provide assistance for people who need to make essential repairs to their homes in order to eliminate health or safety hazards or improve their security. Most home rehabilitation programs cover major repairs, system upgrades and replacements (e.g., plumbing, heating or electrical systems) but not minor repairs.
  • Homeless Drop In Centers (6)
    BH-1800.3500

    Homeless Drop In Centers

    BH-1800.3500

    Centers where homeless people can spend time during the day or evening. Services may include counseling and/or medication monitoring on a formal or informal basis; personal hygiene supplies; facilities for showering, shaving, napping, laundering clothes, making necessary telephone calls or attending to other personal needs; and other basic supportive services. Some centers may also provide meals or facilities for cooking. Programs that focus on homeless youth may provide case management, living skills training, family reunification assistance, classes and other educational supports, pre-employment training, health education (including HIV prevention), help in obtaining valid ID and other services that help youth successfully exit street life and transition to independent living.
  • Homeless Family Reunification Services (2)
    PH-3100

    Homeless Family Reunification Services

    PH-3100

    Programs that help people who are homeless because they have become estranged from their families establish contact with their families. The program may also, where appropriate, help them negotiate the conditions under which they can return to their families and arrange for transportation home.
  • Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing (16)
    BH-8400.3000

    Homeless Permanent Supportive Housing

    BH-8400.3000

    Programs that provide affordable, community-based housing for individuals and families who have experienced long-term or chronic homelessness and have been diagnosed as having a physical or developmental disability, a severe mental illness, substance abuse problems or HIV/AIDS; or are members of another designated group within the homeless population. Structures may include apartments, single-family houses, duplexes, group homes or single-room occupancy housing. Permanent supportive housing programs generally provide residents with the rights of tenancy under state or local landlord/tenant laws and are linked to services designed to meet residents' needs. Supportive services vary depending on the resident population. Most programs offer some type of case management and housing support, but may also offer more intensive mental health, substance abuse, vocational, employment or other services which help promote independent living. Supportive services may be offered on-site or off-site, or be provided by a mobile service team.
  • Homeless Shelter (31)
    BH-1800.8500

    Homeless Shelter

    BH-1800.8500

    Programs that provide a temporary place to stay (usually three days to two weeks), generally in dormitory-style facilities with very little privacy, for people who have no permanent housing. Also included are programs that provide motel vouchers for people who are homeless.
  • Homeless Transportation Programs (2)
    BT-4500.6500-310

    Homeless Transportation Programs

    BT-4500.6500-310

    Programs that provide transportation services for homeless people from the streets to a local shelter with available space, either from a established pick-up site or by appointment from the individual’s current location. Also included are programs that provide transportation between shelters or to and from medical clinics, detoxification facilities, public assistance offices and other local service providers.
  • House Moving Services (1)
    BH-5000.3000

    House Moving Services

    BH-5000.3000

    Programs that provide for the removal of a person's home from its current location and its relocation to a different piece of property. See also Moving Expense Assistance (BH-3800.5150).
  • Housing Counseling (19)
    BH-3700

    Housing Counseling

    BH-3700

    Programs that provide comprehensive assistance for people who want to rent or purchase housing including information and guidance about buying and rental costs; how to select affordable housing that meets individual needs; and how to provide for insurance, maintenance and other requirements related to acquiring and paying for housing.
  • Housing Down Payment Loans/Grants (2)
    BH-3500.3500

    Housing Down Payment Loans/Grants

    BH-3500.3500

    Programs that provide cash grants or loans for people who want to purchase or build a home and need all or a portion of the amount that is required to make a down payment on the home or property. Included are conventional loans, deferred loans (in which payments are deferred until the home is sold) and forgivable loans (in which all or a part of the loan is forgiven if the borrower resides in the home for a specified period of time).
  • Housing Expense Assistance (23)
    BH-3800

    Housing Expense Assistance

    BH-3800

    Programs that pay current housing bills or finance new living accommodations for people who are otherwise unable to provide for their housing needs. Housing expense assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.
  • Housing Search Assistance (8)
    BH-3900.3100

    Housing Search Assistance

    BH-3900.3100

    Programs that assign a staff member to assist people who are looking for housing to survey the available residences and to choose and obtain the most suitable option.
  • Human Trafficking Shelters (3)
    BH-1800.1500-308

    Human Trafficking Shelters

    BH-1800.1500-308

    Programs that provide a safe, secure shelter environment for individuals who have been abducted, sold, recruited under fraud or pretense or otherwise brought under the control of another person, and forced, by means of threats, intimidation, violence or other forms of coercion, into unpaid or underpaid labor, servitude or prostitution, either domestically within their own country or internationally.
  • Independent Living Communities/Complexes (2)
    BH-7000.5100-330

    Independent Living Communities/Complexes

    BH-7000.5100-330

    Residential facilities, apartments and/or planned communities for older adults, people with disabilities or other populations that are available at market rates and designed to enable those who are eligible to have a form of independent living in a secure environment while sharing common interests and having access to supportive services and a range of activities designed to promote social contact among residents. Occupancy by families with children may be discouraged. Housing varies widely from simple apartments to high rise condominiums to single family detached housing to housing in a congregate setting; and units may be available on a purchase or rental basis. Support usually consists of "convenience services" which may include an on-site activities program, transportation, housekeeping and meals in a communal dining room. Residents who require additional support need to make their own arrangements for personal care, home health care or other in-home services. These facilities generally require no licensing.
  • Landscaping Services (1)
    BH-3000.4500

    Landscaping Services

    BH-3000.4500

    Programs that provide professional assistance for individuals who want to develop and implement plans for their property which propose alterations in land contours; selection and placement of decorative plants; development and placement of paths and other walkways and driveways; construction or installation of walls, decking, lighting, fencing and planters; and other aspects of landscaping.
  • Listing Services for Landlords/Property Managers (2)
    BH-3900.4400

    Listing Services for Landlords/Property Managers

    BH-3900.4400

    Programs that allow landlords and property managers who offer affordable market rate rents, to participate in affordable housing programs, and/or offer barrier-free housing to clients searching for affordable and/or barrier-free housing to list their vacancies at no cost or for a reduced fee.
  • Low Cost Building Materials/Supplies (4)
    BH-3000.4600

    Low Cost Building Materials/Supplies

    BH-3000.4600

    Programs that provide access to building materials at below market costs. In many cases, the materials have been recovered from obsolete buildings by building deconstruction programs and made available for reuse by communities as an alternative to purchasing new materials.
  • Low Cost Home Rental Listings (17)
    BH-3900.3050-440

    Low Cost Home Rental Listings

    BH-3900.3050-440

    Programs that maintain lists of available low-cost apartments and houses for lease or rent for review by low-income people in search of housing. Included is information that is available online, in print or in other formats.
  • Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing (36)
    BH-7000.4600

    Low Income/Subsidized Rental Housing

    BH-7000.4600

    Housing programs that make rental housing more readily available to homeless people and/or low-income individuals and families (those below 50% of the area's median income). Some complexes or housing units may be reserved for low-income older adults, people with disabilities and/or other special populations.
  • Market Rate Rental Housing Listings (1)
    BH-3900.3050-500

    Market Rate Rental Housing Listings

    BH-3900.3050-500

    Programs that maintain lists of rental housing that are available on an unsubsidized basis at market rates for review by people who are in search of housing. Included is information that is available online, in print or in other formats.
  • Medical Respite Facilities/Beds for Homeless People (1)
    BH-1800.9000

    Medical Respite Facilities/Beds for Homeless People

    BH-1800.9000

    Programs that provide short term nursing and recuperative care for homeless people who are too ill or frail to recover from a physical illness or injury while living on the streets, but are not ill enough to be in a hospital. Included are free-standing medical respite care facilities, shelter-based programs, transitional housing-based programs, programs that use the shelter voucher system to house homeless people needing a place to recover and programs that contract with adult residential facilities, nursing facilities and other organizations to provide the service. Length of stay is generally determined on a case-by-case basis and a referral from a physician or other health care provider may be required. Other eligibility criteria may apply.
  • Older Adult/Disability Related Supportive Housing (63)
    BH-8400.6000

    Older Adult/Disability Related Supportive Housing

    BH-8400.6000

    Residential facilities for older adults and/or people with disabilities who are unable to function in an independent living environment because they need assistance with toileting, bathing, dressing, medication management and administration, meals and housekeeping and other activities of daily living, but do not require nursing care on a regular basis. Living options range from state institutions for individuals with the most severe disabilities who require intensive services to settings that enable individuals with disabilities to live with their own families or in their own homes or apartments with supportive services from community-based supported living providers. Alternatives in between include health care facilities for people with a primary need for developmental services in combination with an intermittent need for skilled nursing care; community care facilities (residential care homes or group homes) for people who require varying levels of supervision and assistance in the activities of daily living; assisted living facilities; continuing care retirement communities; life care communities; foster family placements for adults who will benefit from interaction in a family environment; and semi-independent living facilities for individuals with disabilities who need minimal levels of support to live and work in the community. Some of these facilities are licensed by the state.
  • Public/Subsidized Housing Appeals Assistance (10)
    FT-1000.6700

    Public/Subsidized Housing Appeals Assistance

    FT-1000.6700

    Programs that provide legal assistance (including advice and representation in administrative hearings) for individuals whose application for public or subsidized housing has been denied or whose rent subsidy benefits have been terminated in situations where they believe that their rights under applicable housing laws have been violated.
  • Relocation Assistance (4)
    BH-3900.7000

    Relocation Assistance

    BH-3900.7000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who have been displaced from their current homes or rental housing by urban renewal, redevelopment, conversion or demolition of condemned housing. Also included are programs that provide relocation assistance for people whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by a fire, flood, earthquake, hurricane, tornado or other disaster; or for individuals in other situations covered by the program.
  • Resident Services Coordination Programs (2)
    BH-6900

    Resident Services Coordination Programs

    BH-6900

    Housing authorities, housing developers or nonprofit organizations operating rental housing communities that offer the assistance of resident services coordinators to the families, older adults or people with disabilities who live there. Resident services coordinators assess the needs of tenants within the project; determine their eligibility for community services; identify affordable resources; link them with appropriate providers; educate residents regarding service availability, application procedures and client rights; and provide advocacy as needed. These programs may also establish volunteer support relationships with service organizations in the community; help residents build informal support networks with other residents, family and friends; provide training for residents in the obligations of tenancy; and educate residents regarding issues that will assist them to live as independently as possible.
  • Roommate/Housemate Matching Assistance (3)
    BH-3900.7500

    Roommate/Housemate Matching Assistance

    BH-3900.7500

    Programs that help people who need a shared housing arrangement identify others with whom they can share. Included are share-a-home programs which match homeowners and apartment dwellers who want to share their living facilities with compatible individuals who need a place to rent, some of whom may be willing to provide a service (such as cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping, meal preparation, transportation or lawn care) in exchange for all or a portion of the rent. Many share-a-home programs are for older adults or people with disabilities and require that at least one of each matched pair qualify on this basis.
  • Runaway/Youth Shelters (3)
    BH-1800.1500-700

    Runaway/Youth Shelters

    BH-1800.1500-700

    Programs that provide temporary emergency shelter for children and youth who have run away from or have been pushed out of their homes or who are acting out and at risk for abuse pending return to their own families or suitable alternative placement. Such facilities usually provide in-house individual, group and family counseling and the full range of other secondary services related to runaways including referral to appropriate resources.
  • Section 8/Rental Assistance Program Rental Listings (2)
    BH-3900.3050-750

    Section 8/Rental Assistance Program Rental Listings

    BH-3900.3050-750

    Programs that maintain lists of available rental housing that is owned or managed by individuals who have agreed to accept tenants who have Section 8 certificates from the local housing authority or finance agency, or rental assistance certificates from other federal, state or locally funded rental assistance programs. Included is information that is available online, in print or in other formats.
  • Street Outreach Programs (8)
    PH-8000

    Street Outreach Programs

    PH-8000

    Programs that are staffed by outreach workers who spend time with people who live on the street, build relationships with them, identify and address their immediate needs (e.g., crisis intervention, food, clean clothing, hygiene kits, blankets, someone to listen) and provide information about and linkage to longer-term forms of support such as shelter, counseling, drug and alcohol detoxification and rehabilitation, care/case management and, where applicable, family reunification services. Street outreach programs may be staffed by volunteers or peers who were formerly homeless; and may target special populations such as homeless youth at risk for sexual abuse or exploitation, veterans, or people with specific medical or mental health conditions, or be available to the larger homeless population.
  • Subsidized Housing Administrative Organizations (9)
    BH-8300

    Subsidized Housing Administrative Organizations

    BH-8300

    Organizations that make rental housing more readily available to low-income individuals and families by administering federal and local housing programs.
  • Supportive Housing Placement/Referral (14)
    BH-8500

    Supportive Housing Placement/Referral

    BH-8500

    Programs that link people who are in need of a community care facility or other supportive housing placement with an appropriate provider.
  • Sweat Equity Programs (1)
    BH-7000.8100-800

    Sweat Equity Programs

    BH-7000.8100-800

    Programs that make low-cost housing available to people who have very low incomes by organizing a group of volunteers to design and construct houses which are then sold at cost and at no interest to individuals who qualify by making a small down payment and investing a specified number of hours of "sweat equity" working on the project.
  • Transitional Housing/Shelter (34)
    BH-8600

    Transitional Housing/Shelter

    BH-8600

    Programs that provide extended shelter and supportive services primarily for homeless individuals and/or families with the goal of helping them live independently and transition into permanent housing. Some programs require that the individual/family be transitioning from a short-term emergency shelter. The length of stay varies considerably by program. It is generally longer than two weeks but typically 60 days or more and, in many cases, up to two years or more. The supportive services may be provided directly by the organization managing the housing or may be coordinated by them and provided by other public or private agencies. Transitional housing/shelter is generally provided in apartment style facilities with a higher degree of privacy than short-term homeless shelters; may be provided at no cost to the resident; and may be configured for specialized groups within the homeless population such as people with substance abuse problems, homeless mentally ill, homeless domestic violence victims, veterans or homeless people with AIDS/HIV. In some cases, a "transition in place" option allows families to continue living in the same complex (if not the same unit) where their transitional housing unit is located when they are ready to move to permanent housing. In other cases, the permanent housing option is either public housing or private rental housing supported by a tenant-based voucher subsidy. Included are post-domestic violence shelter housing programs that make affordable rental housing (or other accommodations) available to women, generally those who are coming directly out of a domestic violence shelter or other crisis shelter, often in apartment complexes owned by the shelter; and programs that provide transitional housing and support services for other targeted groups such as military and veteran families and others who need a temporary supportive living environment to maintain stability and begin to thrive.
  • Utility Service Connection/Repair (3)
    BV-8950

    Utility Service Connection/Repair

    BV-8950

    Organizations that are responsible for processing utility connection orders; installing, maintaining and repairing necessary equipment; activating service; accepting and responding to reports of outages or other problems; reading meters or otherwise measuring usage; and/or billing and collection.
  • Utility Service Providers (10)
    BV-9000

    Utility Service Providers

    BV-9000

    Companies that provide natural gas, electric, water or telephone services to business and residential customers. Also included are companies that provide propane/home heating oil or other similar energy alternatives. In areas where power deregulation has occurred and unbundled service is available, customers can choose to purchase electricity and/or natural gas from a variety of competing sources while maintaining their current delivery arrangements. Choices are also available in local and long distance telephone service.
  • Veteran Homes (1)
    BH-8400.9000

    Veteran Homes

    BH-8400.9000

    Programs that provide care on an ambulatory self-care basis for veterans who are limited by age or illness and are not in need of acute hospitalization or skilled nursing services in situations where care in a home setting is either not available or unsuitable.
  • Yard Maintenance (4)
    PH-3300.9750

    Yard Maintenance

    PH-3300.9750

    Programs that pay for or provide services that help homeowners and renters care for the lawns, plants and trees and associated structures on their property.