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Emergency And Transitional Housing - Family Homestead Denver

999 Decatur Street
Denver, CO 80204
(303)623-6514




Class of Housing: Emergency Transitional Housing

General Information:

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 4:30pm. 

The Emergency Housing Program accepts referrals from shelters, safehouses, and other homeless service providers throughout the Denver Metro Area including the Denver Department of Human Services, Brandon Center, the Interfaith Hospitality Network, Samaritan House, the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and many others. For the first 30 days of a maximum 90-day period, an apartment is provided without charge. Case managers develop an individualized case plan with each family that helps them learn to live in independent housing while the parents strive to develop a source of income, begin the search for next-step housing, and deal with concerns that are pertinent to their particular family. Case managers provide resources and referrals as needed to help clients achieve the goals outlined in their case plan.

The Transitional Housing Program provides independent housing and case management for a maximum period of six months and gives priority to families leaving Family HomeStead’s Emergency Housing Program, shelters, and safehouses. In most transitional families, the head-of-household is employed full-time, in school full-time or a combination of both. Individualized case plans identify and build on strengths; describe areas of concern and appropriate measures to strengthen those areas; and set goals for the time of the Family HomeStead stay. Of primary importance is finding permanent housing as well as developing and maintaining an income to support that housing.

Because it is difficult for clients with limited income to save the necessary funds to acquire long-term housing, Family HomeStead offers families an incentive to complete our program by providing an opportunity to apply for a grant payable to their next landlord. The grant pays up to the amount of the first month’s rent.


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Helpful Definitions For Emergency And Transitional Housing - Family Homestead Denver:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.



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