Mainstream Program Waiting List Opening

HOM, Inc., on behalf of Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation, will conduct an online open enrollment lottery to accept pre-applications for the Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Program.

The Mainstream Program provides rental assistance through Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers to very low-income, disabled households.  The purpose of the program is to expand residential choice for Mainstream households while promoting fair housing, ensuring safe and affordable housing, and encouraging self-sufficiency efforts by participant households.  The Mainstream program serves ALL disabled families, regardless of the type of disability.  There is no preference provided to families with specific types of disabilities and the program does NOT require that applicants be homeless. Read more

Desert Leaf Apartments – New Permanent Supportive Housing

We are proud to partner with A New Leaf Cottages to bring 18 new units of permanent supportive housing to Mesa in Desert Leaf Apartments.  This project was made possible through a unique regional collaboration between the cities of Phoenix and Mesa.

Permanent supportive housing is an innovative and proven solution that combines affordable housing with services that help people who face the most complex challenges to live with stability, autonomy and dignity (Corporation for Supportive Housing). Read more

Working With PHAs To End Homelessness

 

This post was originally written for the National Alliance to End Homelessness blog.

As communities redouble their efforts to achieve the goals of Opening Doors, one thing is abundantly clear: we need all hands on deck to truly end homelessness in this country.
This includes our partners at public housing agencies (PHAs) both as providers of mainstream housing resources and as key collaborators within our existing systems of care. As we continue to focus on permanent solutions like permanent supportive housing and rapid re-housing strategies, we must expand the tools and resources available to support these efforts. This includes broadening and deepening our connections with our PHA partners. Read more