Access

All referrals to homeless prevention programs shall come directly from the CHIA coordinator if the household is not already experiencing homelessness and if the use of the CoC Diversion Tool was unsuccessful in diverting the household from homelessness.

Eligibility Criteria 

Participants are not homeless but at risk of homelessness and unable to be diverted through CHIA.

Minimum Standards

  1. All participants must have a completed CoC Housing Barrier Assessment and CoC Housing Plan.

  2. Maximum participation in a homeless prevention program cannot exceed 24 months.

  3. Services may include landlord outreach, assessment of housing barriers, financial assistance, and case management.

  4. Supportive services may be provided alone or with a combination of rental assistance and supportive services.

  5. Case management must occur at least monthly.

  6. Participants must be re-evaluated at least every 90 days to prove that services are necessary for the recipient to avoid becoming literally homeless.

    • This requirement applies to both supportive services and rental assistance.

Expected Performance Outcomes

  1. 90% or more of all participants remain stable or exit to a different permanent housing situation.

  2. 50% or more of adult participants will have income from sources other than employment.

  3. 50% or more of adult participants will increase income from sources other than employment.

  4. 50% or more of all participants have mainstream (non-cash) benefits at exit from program.

  5. 20% or more of adult participants have employment income.

  6. 20% or more of adult participants increase employment income.