Hillcrest Family Services
2005 Asbury Road
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Dubuque, IA 52001
Class of Housing: Transitional housing for families.
The residents of the Transitional Housing Program are homeless families who meet HUD's definition of homelessness and who wish to involve themselves in a temporary (up to 24 months) supported housing program. Families will be asked to make a commitment to working in the program prior to acceptance into the program. They will be required to establish goals based upon a thorough needs assessment completed within the first 30 days of admission to the program. They will be required to work toward accomplishing and reassessing those goals on a regular basis. The objectives of the Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Families are: To provide a safe, temporary housing environment for families. To assist families in obtaining the necessary community resources to build upon their strengths. To assist families in increasing their educational/skill levels in order to obtain and keep gainful employment. To connect families to a medical network so that their medical, mental, health, dental and nutritional needs are met. To assist families in becoming peer supports for other program residents and graduates. To collaborate with other community partners for the benefit of families in the program. A homeless family is one who is living on the street, in an emergency shelter, or one who would be living on the street or in an emergency shelter without the assistance of a supported housing project. We recognize that each family is unique in its strengths and needs. We value the individuality of family members and families as a unit. This program exists to build upon family strengths and to include the family in all facets in the planning and the implementation of service strategies. Participants will not be charged rent during the first 30 days of occupancy. This will ensure that the family's other immediate needs can be met with the income the family has at hand. Residents' rent may not exceed the highest of: 30% of the family's monthly adjusted income; 10% of the family's monthly gross income; Section 8 rent calculation; or The portion of the family's welfare assistance, if any, that is designated for payment of rent. Participants' income must be verified upon admission to the program. The HUD Resident Rent Calculation Worksheet will be used to calculate participant's future rent.
Helpful Definitions For Hillcrest Family Services:
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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