What is Bridge Housing?
Bridge Housing is a goal-oriented housing program for women and women with children who are homeless for any reason. The program offers support to participants with the following goals in mind: secure employment and permanent housing. Trained staff help participants to eliminate potential barriers to self-sufficiency, such as a poor credit rating, lack of high school diploma or formal training, or a criminal record.
Rent is 30 percent of the participant’s gross income. An income is NOT required to enter the program.
A Bridge Housing resident may reside in the program for six to 12 months.
- The applicant must be a woman or a woman with children who is homeless or near homeless. Follow this link for the HAP Definition of homelessness.
- The applicant must be drug- and alcohol-free. This may include a woman who has been active in recovery for three months or longer.
- The applicant must be capable of living independently in a group setting.
- The applicant must be willing to work consistently on self-sufficiency goals.
All applicants must have a letter of referral/recommendation from a case manager of the referring agency on agency letterhead. Follow this link for a referral/recommendation template.
Click here to view the HEARTH Act definition of homelessness.
All Bridge Housing Applicants must present a discharge summary on the referring agency’s letterhead to the property manager when the lease is signed. Bridge Housing Discharge Summary
If you have any questions about Bridge Housing, contact Joann Romain at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (717) 234-7931.