Department of Human Services Ending Long Term Homlessness Grant
Eligible households for the DHS long term homelessness grant can include individuals, families, or unaccompanied youth who have been in one of the following:
- Living in a shelter or on the streets for one year.
- Lived in a shelter or the streets four times in the past three years.
- Have been couch hopping(jumping) for one year.
This project has the following outcomes:
- Reduce the number of individuals, unaccompanied youth, and families with children experiencing long-term homelessness (clients served will remain in stable housing).
- Increase the number of housing opportunities with supportive services.
- Development of integrated, cost-effective service models that address the multiple barriers to maintaining housing stability including abuse, neglect, chemical dependency, mental illness, cognitive limitations (such as traumatic brain injury), physical disability, chronic health problems or other factors such as ethnicity and race.
- Implementation of a seamless delivery system that encourages partnerships among counties, tribes, community agencies, schools, and other providers.
- Increase employability, self-sufficiency and other social outcomes for individuals, unaccompanied youth, and families with children experiencing long-term homelessness.
- Reduce inappropriate use of emergency health care, shelter, chemical dependency, foster care, child protection, corrections and similar services.
Participants will be required to complete an assessment and also to develop goals for ongoing case management. This grant is flexible to meet the needs that develop within each household.
Limited Direct Financial Assistance may be available in the following categories:
- Recreation/Leisure/Social Activities
- Flex Funding
- Rental Assistance
- Security Deposits