Homelessness Prevention 

No child should wonder where they are going to sleep at night.  Yet every day, families in Eastern Connecticut live on the edge of homelessness.  In spite of working full-time jobs, these families struggle to pay the rent each month. Because of the persistent gap between low-income wages and the high cost of this region’s rental housing market, many families are always one crisis away from homelessness. 

In an effort to help families avoid the trauma of homelessness or time spent in shelter, Always Home focuses our staff and resources on homelessness prevention strategies.

 

We work to divert families from shelter, instead helping them find immediate, safe housing solutions to their housing crisis. Always Home's prevention programming addresses what we have repeatedly found to be core issues that contribute to job insecurity and ultimately, housing instability. 

 

Click on the buttons to learn how Always Home works with families to prevent their homelessness and create a path towards long-term housing stability.

Prevention 
Strategies
Childcare Solutions
Sponsoring safe, reliable childcare for working parents
Short-Term Housing Help
Assisting with rent, security deposits, past due utilities
Below-Market-Rate Rentals
Providing low-income, working families with reasonable rents
Wheels to Work
Resolving transportation emergencies
Case Management Support
Developing  solutions to housing crises
Employment
& Work Skills Training
Increasing skills, and education to increase income potential
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