Community Housing Department

The Community Housing Department consists of four grant-funded projects:

 

  • Permanent Supportive Housing projects:
    • Community Housing Program (CHP): a Permanent Supportive Housing program prioritized for individuals experiencing Chronic Homelessness.
    • Disabled Homeless Program (DHP): a Permanent Supportive Housing program for disabled individuals, families and other and multi-person households

 

  • Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing projects:
    • ADECA Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG): a Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Prevention program for homeless individuals and families.
    • Families and Youth Services (FYS): a Rapid Rehousing program for homeless families and unaccompanied youth (18-24 years old).

 

Permanent Supportive Housing Projects

In order to qualify for either of the Supportive Housing programs:

  • The individual, or at least one member of the household, must have a valid and verifiable disability that impedes them from independently obtaining and maintaining permanent housing.
  • The individual or Head of Household must be “literally homeless” per the HUD definition, or be currently fleeing domestic violence.
  • Additionally, to qualify for the Community Housing Program, the individual must be “Chronically Homeless” (Having been literally homeless for a year or longer, or having experienced 4 or more episodes of homelessness over the past 3 years).

 

Upon admission to one of the Supportive Housing Programs, a participating household is provided ongoing intensive Case Management services including:

  • Assistance with identifying needs and barriers to obtaining and maintaining self-sufficiency and independent permanent housing
  • Assistance with accessing resources in the community to increase self-sufficiency
  • Training and guidance in daily living skills such as budgeting, housekeeping, etc.
  • Monitoring of activities and behavior within the apartment community, with interventions as necessary to assist them in developing “good neighbor/tenant behavior”
  • Assistance with accessing necessary medical, dental, and mental health services.

 

Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Projects

ADECA Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

In order to qualify for the ESG program:

  • Individuals and families must lack sufficient resources or support networks to house themselves or remained housed
  • Individuals and families must be “Literally Homeless” and/or fleeing Domestic Violence, or “at imminent risk” of homelessness due to pending eviction
  • Prevention/At-Risk for Homelessness income must not exceed 30% of the AMI

 

Upon admission to the ADECA ESG Program, a participant household is provided Case Management, Rental Assistance, and Housing Stabilization Services, including:

  • Short-term rental assistance (0-3 months)
  • Medium-term rental assistance (4-24 months)
  • Rental arrears (One-time payment for up to 6 months of rent in arrears) Any combination of the above types, so long as the total amount of assistance does not exceed 24 months
  • Rental Application Fees
  • Security Deposits
  • Last Month’s Rent
  • Utility Deposits
  • Utility Payments
  • Moving Costs including Storage
  • Housing Search and Placement
  • Housing Stability Case Management
  • Mediation
  • Legal Services
  • Credit Repair

 

Families and Youth Services (FYS)

In order to qualify for the FYS program:

  • Households Must be Literally Homeless and/or fleeing Domestic Violence
  • Household must have children or consist of one or more unaccompanied youth, age 18-24.

 

Upon admission to the Families and Youth Services Program, a participant household is provided Case Management, Rental Assistance, and Housing Stabilization Services, including:

  • Short-term rental assistance (0-3 months)
  • Medium-term rental assistance (4-24 months)
  • Security deposits (up to 2 months)
  • First and last month’s rent
  • Rental application fee
  • Moving costs and Food
  • Utility deposits
  • Child care
  • Education services
  • Employment assistance and Job training
  • Housing search
  • Counseling services
  • Mediation and Credit repair
  • Legal services
  • Life skills training
  • Mental health services
  • Outpatient health services
  • Outreach services
  • Substance Abuse treatment services
  • Transportation

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Main Office
3929 Airport Blvd.
Bldg. 3, Ste. 200
Mobile, AL 36609
Phone: 251-450-3345

Housing Assistance/
Downtown Office
279 N. Washington Ave., Bldg. 3
Mobile, AL 36603
251-450-3345
coordinatedentry@hfal.org

Main Office

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