Permanent Housing Disabilities – PHD
The Permanent Housing Disabilities program provides rental assistance and weekly case management for single homeless women and men, as well as homeless men and women with families, with permanent disabilities.
An individual is interviewed and, if accepted, placed in an apartment in the community. The individual pays a portion of the rent based on income; the program pays the difference. The program covers the security deposit and all utilities. A goal plan is developed, and individuals meet with a case manager weekly who monitors progress with goals. Goals may focus on maintaining housing, improving financial situation, maintaining health, obtaining part-time employment, pursuing higher education, etc.
Individuals are assisted financially until they receive a Section 8 voucher, public housing, or have a change in income that allows them to be self-sufficient. The individual may continue to receive case management services after financial assistance ends.