Citrus Health Shaman Homeless Program

1339 SE 9th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33010

(305) 825-0300 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional housing for homeless mentally ill

General Information:
Emergency and Transitional Housing services are available for homeless individuals with mental illness in need of shelter and rehabilitation.  Typically, these clients are hesitant to enter a more structured treatment program, or are in the criminal justice system and are receiving additional individualized support services to reduce their risk of re-arrest.   Emergency and Transitional Housing services are also available for young adults aging out of foster care who are in need of behavioral health services.  Permanent Supportive Housing Citrus Health Network offers Permanent Supportive Housing services through a variety of programs for individuals and families with a disability (as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development), veterans, and for the chronically homeless.  Clients are provided with housing in apartments at specific sites or with rental assistance in an apartment of their choice in the community.  The goal of these programs is for the client to achieve independent living through stable housing and additional individualized support services such as case management, psychiatric treatment, and primary care services. HAND Program- Rental Assistance Citrus Health Network  is the lead agency in the Housing Assistance Network of Dade (HAND) Program, a multi-agency partnership with Miami-Dade County and local municipalities making an effort to prevent homelessness by providing temporary rental assistance for eligible low income individuals and families who are currently homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless. Who can apply for HAND assistance?     Individuals or families who is currently homeless (as proven by a referral from an outreach team or homeless program, or victims of domestic violence), or in housing but at risk of becoming homeless (as proven by a court filed eviction, foreclosure, or discharging institution) and in need of temporary rent or utility assistance to preven them from becoming homeless, and     Individuals must meet income qualification requirements.   ​What kind of help can be received? Help with rent, utilities, security deposits, legal assistance and credit counseling. How do you apply? Call 1-877-994-4357 for an application location near you. Criteria for rental assistance:     Private landlords with apartments or other residential properties, not a room within a house (mortgage assistance is not eligible).Landlord must own property, owner of property cannot be Citrus Health Network, Miami-Dade County or the agency assisting the tenant.     Apartments cannot be under Section 8 Housing Vouchers, Shelter Plus Care, Public Housing, VASH, or another local or federal assistance program. (Exception: help with security deposit may be available).     Rent must be reasonable.     Rent must be affordable to the household’s current income or reasonably potential income.     If the applicant is moving to a new unit, the housing unit must meet local and federal habitability standards as evidenced by:         Visual inspection of certificate of occupancy or business license or computer screening to ensure no current violations, and         Completion of housing inspection.         Lead based paint inspection for units housing a child under 6 years old. Documentation requested from household:     Proof of homelessness (referral from outreach or homeless program) or risk of homelessness (court filed eviction).     Copy of utility bills if assistance is being requested for utilities.     Proof of income in the form of a check stub for all household members.     Copy of paycheck and bank statement indicating income and assets within last 30 days.     Copy of ID.     Copy of lease with name of applicant listed, signed by tenant and landlord.     The household will also need to provide the names of all the household members, and the landlord’s address and phone number.


Helpful Definitions For Citrus Health Shaman Homeless Program:
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.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.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 

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