No child should wonder where they are going to sleep at night. Yet every day families live on the edge of homelessness. Because of the persistent gap between low-income wages and the high cost of the region’s rental housing market, a single, unexpected financial crisis such as a costly car repair or loss of childcare can trigger an episode of homelessness for many working families. In an effort to help families avoid the trauma of homelessness or time spent in shelter, Always Home focuses our staff and resources on preventing homelessness before it happens.
For families who are homeless or within 14 days of homelessness and have qualified for services through the 2-1-1 system, we focus on Shelter Diversion (keeping families housed and out of emergency shelter). For families who do not meet the 2-1-1 criteria of homelessness, yet are experiencing housing insecurity, we rely on Homelessness Prevention strategies. In our experience, without timely intervention to overcome their present hardship and stabilize their housing situation, these upstream, housing-insecure families will eventually slide into homelessness. Always Home's prevention programming addresses what we have repeatedly found to be core issues that contribute to housing instability.
Case Management Support
Developing solutions to housing crises
A set of coordinated strategies to prevent evictions
& Work Skills Training
Increasing skills, and education to increase income potential
Sponsoring safe, reliable childcare for working parents
Providing low-income, working families with reasonable rents
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Always Home works with families to prevent their homelessness and create a
path towards long-term housing stability.