What is Destination HOME?
Destination HOME is a combination of the Shelter Plus Care and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs federally funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development designed to assist chronically homeless, disabled individuals find and maintain permanent housing.
Eligible individuals must be considered homeless by HUD standards.
This means they must have been living in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation. Examples include: the street, cars, abandoned buildings, tents, parks, woods, etc.
Eligible individuals must considered chronically homeless by HUD standards. This means they have been HUD homeless continuously for one year or four times in the past 3 years.
Eligible individuals must also be considered disabled. This means the individual suffers from a physical disability, mental illness, and/or chronic problems with drugs and/or alcohol.
Destination HOME provides voluntary, client-focused, home-based case management. The case manager develops a services plan and works to provide and secure long-term supportive services to ensure that participants maintain their housing. The case manager will meet with the customer each month to keep sure the unit is in proper order, the lease requirements are fulfilled, and that the participant is connected to all necessary community supports. The participant will pay 30% of his/her income towards their housing.
- Housing search & placement
- Landlord mediation
- Assistance in securing employment and benefits
“At time I felt hopeless and had no reason to live… they welcomed me with open arms and listened with compassion…I now have a safe and secure place of my own” – Destination HOME Participant
For more information, please contact Jennifer Guisinger at 740-335-7282 ext. 146