Homeless Prevention and Permanent Supportive Housing Services


A downloadable brochure regarding HOPE’s housing programs and requirements is available here: Housing Program.

Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP)

Provides short-term financial assistance with rent and/or utilities, security and utility deposits, case management services, housing search, Renter’s Education Classes that include Tenant Rights and Responsibilities, Goal Setting, Housekeeping, Budgeting, 6 months follow-up home visits. Program helps to prevent families from becoming homeless. This program is made possible through the Obama Stimulus funds (ARRA) and is passed through the DHS.

HUD’s Shelter Plus Care New Direction Program

Provides pre and post rental counseling, housing placement, move-in assistance, and rental subsidies to chronically homeless individuals that meet the income and disability criteria. Clients also receive supportive case management, home visits, advocacy, and landlord/tenant mediation. This is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program, offered through the Continuum of Care process. DHS is the pass through agency for this program as well.

TANF Housing Placement Program

Provides pre and post rental housing counseling, housing placement services to TANF eligible families with a new Section 8 voucher or those transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing. Initial move in costs such as rental deposit and rent assists families move directly into housing. This program is funded by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

HUD’s Shelter Plus Care Kukui Program

Provides pre and post rental counseling, housing placement, move-in assistance, and rental subsidies to homeless individuals and families experiencing homelessness and having an eligible disability including mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring, developmental disability and/or HIV/AIDS. Staff also provides supportive case management, home visits, advocacy, and landlord/tenant mediation. Additional supportive services are provided by community mental health providers. This is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program, offered through the Continuum of Care process. DHS is the pass through agency for this program as well.

 

Tenant Solutions

Provides landlords housing HOPE’s participants, 24/7 access to a housing specialist and conflict resolution facilitation as needed between landlords and tenants. All tenants placed in housing must also complete a comprehensive Renter’s Education course that covers renter’s responsibilities, housekeeping, money management, budgeting tools, fair housing, landlord tenant code and credit repair. Download a brochure about this program here: Tenant Solutions.

Representative Payee Services

Provides financial management services for 200 chronically mentally ill individuals which includes but not limited to: aiding/facilitating the payment of essential bills, providing weekly, biweekly, or monthly allowances. Regular budget meetings, budgeting and financial management classes for individuals or households that meet the disability criteria and receive SSI/SSDI benefits are also provided. This program is funded by the Department of Health, Adult mental Health Division. Download a brochure about this program here: Representative Payee.