Supportive Housing Program

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Description

A community-based, permanent housing program for special needs, chronically homeless, or  homeless women, and women with children that promotes self-sufficiency and offers a full continuum of prevention, intervention, and on-going supportive services onsite.

The combination of housing relocation services with home-based, intensive case management enables homeless persons to break the cycle of homelessness.

HOPE Atlanta provides case management for persons in 118 Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) Homeless Demonstration Project voucher units.  Last year the program remained housed an average of 313 persons per quarter.  69 new individuals were provided housing, 18 were transitioned to independent housing, 7 were reunited with family in other locations, and 2 were moved to other supportive housing programs coupled with necessary treatment programs.  In addition, the program also provides case management and supportive services for victims of domestic violence (39 units), grandparents raising grandchildren (41 units), and persons with disabilities (58 units).

Gwinnett County Shelter Plus Care Program

The Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program provides rental assistance for hard-to-serve homeless persons with disabilities in connection with supportive services provided by sources outside the program.  At capacity the program houses 23 individuals in rental apartments throughout Gwinnett County.  We have a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments. HOPE Atlanta partners with GRN and the County Health Department to provide the necessary services to these individuals.  A second S+C program in Gwinnett County will begin in July 2012.  This program will include 17 units designated for homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS.  We are currently pursuing a partnership with United Way and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department to provide housing to persons exiting the Gwinnett County Jail.


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