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Broward County Housing Options Program

900 N.W. 31st Avenue, suite 2100
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
954-357-5099
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Class of Housing: Supportive Housing, Transitional Housing, Substance Abuse Treatment, Halfway House

General Information:

We offer a cohesive collection of homeless services, homeless prevention, and supportive housing opportunities.

If you are homeless in Broward County the first point of contact is the HOMELESS HELPLINE (from a landline) 211 or (954) 563-4357.

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8:30am - 5pm.

Family Reunification
Program Summary: Provides a one-way bus ticket anywhere greyhound travels to be reunified with family. This program can only be utilized once in a life span by each consumer. This program does not import consumers to Broward County. This service is rendered every Tuesday, intakes and referrals are accepted via phone, fax, or email. Services are rendered on first come first serve basis. If deemed qualified, consumers must be ready and able to leave on the same day of approval. NO FOOD or CASH will be provided for travel.

Eligibility requirements:

    * Must be homeless in Broward County by HUD definition.
    * A resident for at least six (6) months
    * Present government issued Identification/ birth certificates for minors/proof of legal status in the U.S.
    * Must be eighteen (18) years of age, all minors must be accompanied by an adult.
    * Must have a relative or other support network who is residents of intended destination and willing to accept consumer.

Housing First
Program Summary: Provides intensive case management to families in need of temporary subsidized rental assistance, while promoting a secure mandatory savings option to help ensure self-sufficiency at the conclusion of the program. Each participant receives assistance in developing skills including but not limited to budgeting, life management skills, etc. Duration of services range from three (3) months to twelve (12) months, determination made on case by case basis.

Eligibility requirements:

    * Must be a family and homeless by HUD definition
    * Broward County resident for at least six (6) months
    * Must demonstrate the ability to ensure self- sufficiency accompanied by proper documentation, i.e. the ability to pay rent and living expenses following rental subsidy conclusion.

H.A.R.T. & Home supportive housing (Homeless Assistance Re-entry Team)

The HART & Home Supportive Housing Program (SHP) is a HUD funded SHP authorized by Title IV, Subtitle C, of the amended McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The HART & Home SHP is designed to encourage chronically homeless persons with substance abuse issues to actively engage in the transition from homelessness to living as independently as possible.

Program Summary: Consumers share an apartment with another program participant, each paying 30% of their income toward their half of the rent with a subsidy provided from the HUD grant if necessary. Each participant receives intensive case management and assistance in developing skills including budgeting, household management, job maintenance, citizenship, and substance abuse recovery management. Participants learn the value of personal responsibility with the ultimate goal of independent housing and self-sufficiency.

Eligibility requirements:

    * Deemed chronically homeless in Broward County by HUD definition
    * Have substance abuse issues
    * Have stable employment

New H.A.R.T. supportive housing (Homeless Assistance Re-entry Team)

The New H.A.R.T. Supportive Housing Program (SHP) is a HUD funded SHP authorized by Title IV, Subtitle C, of the amended McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. The New H.A.R.T. SHP is designed to encourage chronically homeless persons with a combination of substance abuse and mental health issues to actively engage in the transition from homelessness to living as independently as possible.

Program Summary: Consumers share an apartment with another program participant, each paying 30% of their income toward their half of the rent with subsidy from the HUD grant if necessary. Each participant receives intensive case management and assistance in developing skills including budgeting, household management, job maintenance, citizenship, substance abuse recovery management, and mental health preservation. Participants learn the value of personal responsibility with the ultimate goal of independent housing and self-sufficiency.

Eligibility requirements:

    * Chronically homeless in Broward County
    * Have substance abuse issues in combination with mental health issues
    * Show ability to obtain stable employment

Homeless Prevention Re-Housing Program (HPRP) (Intakes)
*Hollywood (HPRP) Consumer must be a resident of the City of Hollywood.
         
*This program is a non-emergency housing option. For emergency rental assistance, contact the Family Success Center closest to you:

Eligibility requirements:

    * Must be a resident of Broward County
    * Present a qualifying event due to the down turn of economy i.e. loss of employment, loss of income, reduced hours at place of employment.
    * Must demonstrate the ability to ensure self- sufficiency accompanied by proper documentation, i.e. the ability to pay rent and living expenses following rental subsidy conclusion.



Website: http://www.broward.org/Family/Pages/HousingOptionsPrograms.aspx

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Helpful Definitions For Broward County Housing Options Program:

Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.



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