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PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS BEFORE IT HAPPENS

The welfare of children is Always Home's most important consideration, and protecting housing is at the core of every child's well-being. To help families avoid the trauma of homelessness or time spent in shelter, Always Home focuses on a "Housing First" approach. Our goals are:

  • Help families find immediate solutions to their housing crisis;

  • Limit the number of families being evicted or spending time in the stressful state of emergency shelter or homelessness; and

  • Give  families opportunities to build housing stability and resiliency.

Case management is the primary tool our staff uses to secure housing and prevent homelessness or shelter stays. We work alongside families to develop housing stabilization plans and provide budget counseling,  tenant/landlord negotiations,  tenancy skills,  and connection to other basic needs resources, as needed. Families who need short-term financial assistance to preserve existing housing situations or create new ones receive help with security deposits, first month's rents, current rents and/or past-due rents. In all cases, we ensure that families are capable of sustaining housing following our intervention.

Below are the various strategies we use to help families overcome their housing crisis and build better housing stability going forward. 

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Prevention 
Strategies
Case Management Support
Developing  solutions to housing crises
Employment
& Work Skills Training
Increasing skills, and education to increase income potential
Childcare Solutions
Sponsoring safe, reliable childcare for working parents
Below-Market-Rate Rentals
Providing low-income, working families with reasonable rents
Wheels
to
Work
Resolving
transportation 
emergencies
Early Eviction Prevention
Proactive strategies to get ahead of homelessness