Housing

What is Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)?

Rapid re-housing provides short-term rental assistance and services. The goals are to help people obtain housing quickly, increase self-sufficiency, and stay housed. It is offered without preconditions (such as employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety) and the resources and services provided are typically tailored to the needs of the individual or family household.

Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan is obligated to receive referrals for these programs through the Coordinated Assessment Model (CAM) in Detroit and the HARA in Out Wayne County. This is a HUD mandated process to received prioritized households that are Literally Homeless or Fleeing from a Domestic Violence situation.

The program in addition to paying the monthly rent for prioritized households for a limited period, will also assist with the following: one-time moving cost, Legal services as related to obtaining and maintain housing, transportation for housing and job search, Utility Deposit and utility assistance, case management and counseling.

What is Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)?

Permanent Supportive Housing is an intervention that combines affordable housing assistance with voluntary support services to address the needs of chronically homeless individuals and families. To be referred to us for these programs, the household (individuals or families) must present as homeless for either 12 months consistently or can establish homelessness of 3 episodes in the last 4 years. They also must have a disability. Clients are referred and prioritized by the CAM in the Detroit CoC or the HARA in the Out Wayne County CoC. The services provided to this group will be like the ones that are provided to our Rapid Re-housing clients, except that the Rental Assistance and services are on-going, there are no limits unless the client receives a different type of subsidy or decides not to be a part of the program.

To provide additional holistic services Neighborhood Legal Services collaborates with other organizations or entities to provide clients with: Childcare, Education Services, Employment assistance and job training, Food, Mental and Physical Health Services, Substance Abuse Treatment.

What is Transitional Housing (TH)?

Transitional Housing is a project that is designed to provide housing and appropriate supportive services to homeless persons to facilitate movement to independent living.

Project First Step is a Rapid Rehousing and Transitional Housing Program for survivors of Domestic Violence, and Human Trafficking. The Rapid Rehousing portion provides 23 units of scattered housing throughout Wayne County. Our Transitional Housing is provided at Sunrise Home I &II. Sunrise Home I provides transitional housing for 8 single individuals. Sunrise Home II provides transitional housing for 8 single individuals, and 3 families with no more than 2 children. We provide support with locating housing, and rental assistance. Through intensive case management, and personal life coaching we offer our program participants supportive services that includes, stability, support groups, educational enhancement opportunities, employability skill building, financial empowerment, all with an emphasis on selfcare, and healing from past traumatic life events.

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