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Housing Stabilization

Housing Stabilization

We connect individuals and families experiencing homelessness to a variety of resources that can make temporary, transitional, or permanent housing a reality. During their stay at shelter, all residents meet with case managers who provide direction to appropriate resources and assist them with the necessary steps needed to secure housing. After clients have moved into their homes, they have access to case management services for an additional 6 months. Shelter House housing initiatives include:

Rapid Re-housing

Rapid Re-housing is a solution to homelessness designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. It is offered without preconditions (such as employment, income, absence of criminal record, or sobriety) and the resources and services provided are typically tailored to the unique needs of the household.

Financial assistance may be available to eligible clients to assist with deposit and rent. Individuals in the Rapid Re-Housing program work with a housing case manager to secure, maintain, or increase their income and access mainstream resources with a goal of housing stability after the program ends. For more information or to apply, contact Rachel Lehmann, Rapid Rehousing Proggram Manager at rachel.lehmann@shelterhouseiowa.org.