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Program Eligibility Requirements

Homeless families with a commitment toward goal accomplishment are eligible for our program. Referrals to HMHI might come from the individuals themselves, or from agencies or other people, or from drug/alcohol treatment centers.

Potential participants may have experienced eviction due to loss of income. They may need to leave an unsafe relationship. They may have exceeded the time limitations of emergency shelter. Some seek placement following the completion of drug/alcohol treatment program at a particular facility.

Potential participating parents demonstrate the following characteristics:

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  • Must have educational or job training goals that meet HUD standards
  • Must be able to show a need for supportive housing
  • Must be homeless by HUD standards. If children are in alternative care, the family must be in process of reunification
  • Must have completed treatment (if in recovery from chemical dependence)
  • Willingness to follow program rules and guidelines

Program Application Process

  1. HMHI participant's statement of gratitudeComplete an initial telephone application interview and,
  2. participate in two to three personal interviews with our admissions coordinator,
  3. Submit several personal and professional references.

When an applying parent is approved, the waiting period for his or her acceptance into the program may vary. Families are placed according to greatest need and availability of apartments appropriate for family size.

Initial application inquiries are made by telephoning our office and are processed there during the business day. Phone inquiries are welcome at any time and are returned in the order in which they are received.

Rules for acceptance and participation in the program are the same for everyone without regard to age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin or ancestry, gender identity, familial status, mental or physical handicap or disability, political affiliation, credit, unfavorable discharge from the military service, and other classes protected by federal, state and local law. HMHI is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Because HMHI receives funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide services, we participate in the I-Count Network, which collects basic information about clients receiving services.