When an individual or family experiencing homelessness comes to Shelter House for emergency shelter, they are also connected to a wide variety of resources that can make temporary, transitional, or permanent housing possible. During their 45 day stay, all Shelter House residents have the opportunity to meet with case managers who can point them towards appropriate resources and assist them with steps needed to be taken in order to secure housing. After clients have secured permanent housing, they have access to case management services for an additional 6 months. Shelter House housing initiatives include:
The Shelter House Rapid Rehousing Program is designed to shorten the period of time that people experience homelessness in Johnson County and to increase housing placement and retention. Financial assistance is available to help with rental deposit and monthly rent payments for eligible individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Clients in the Rapid Rehousing program also will work with a case manager to help them 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, please email Debbie Peck.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Shelter House currently provides permanent supportive housing through the Shelter House Lodge program. The Lodge serves both as a permanent supported housing program and as a recovery program for people with mental illness who are seeking community, peer support, long-term stable housing, supported employment, and mental health stability.
FUSE – Housing First is a Shelter House project formed by the Collaboration Committee of the Local Homeless Coordinating Board based off of two nationally recognized models: FUSE and Housing First and intends to provide permanent supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness. Learn all about the project here.