Homeless Prevention

Find out how we help prevent people from becoming homeless.


While Prevention targets people at imminent risk of homelessness, Diversion targets people as they are applying for entry into shelter.

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Diversion is a strategy that prevents homelessness for people seeking shelter by helping them identify immediate alternate housing arrangements and, if necessary,  connecting them with services and financial assistance to help them return to permanent housing. Diversion programs can reduce the number of families becoming homeless, the demand for shelter beds, and the size of program wait lists.

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.

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).

Community Partners

If you are looking a service we don’t offer, we may be able to refer you to someone who does. Click here to see our directory of partners.

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“I would like to thank you guys very much….for helping people like me, giving us a chance to shine when we are down and out.”

Anonymous – Former HOPE client