The Regional Planning Commission facilitates housing stability by empowering those in poverty to find their path to self-sufficiency. Case management staff focus on four key activities with each client in order to help them achieve self-sufficiency and maintain safe and affordable housing, obtain and maintain employment, access educational opportunities, and ensure their health and well-being.
Housing supportive services are targeted toward the community’s most vulnerable populations who, without assistance, would be the least likely to secure help through traditional means. Case managers work with individuals and families by identifying alternative resources that can be used to meet the housing crisis without providing direct client assistance.
Over the past year, our housing staff have achieved an 80% success rate in placing unemployed or underemployed clients into employment and an 82% success rate in assisting clients to obtain and maintain safe and affordable housing.
All housing supportive services are aimed at assisting individuals and families transition toward financial independence and housing stability. Supportive services staff provide intensive case management services including linkages with community resources to meet subsistence needs. Services include placement in temporary emergency or subsidized housing, transportation, employment and training alternatives, budget counseling, and follow-up to ensure successful outcomes.
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.”
Housing supportive services are federal and state funded and include the following programs:
- Tenant Based Rental Assistance
- Emergency Shelter for Families
- Shelter Plus Care
- Homeless Prevention
- Housing Advocacy
- Centralized Intake for Homeless
- Rapid Rehousing
- Emergency Food and Shelter Program
- Homeless Management Information System