Housing & Supportive Services

Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)

Rapid re-housing quickly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of time-limited financial aid and targeted supportive services. In addition, the Rapid Re-Housing program would discuss eligibility requirements upon assessment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have taken or will take the vulnerability index service prioritization decision assessment tool (VI-SPDAT) and/or triage tool as needed to receive services for RRH.
  • Must provide documentation of homelessness on the approved forms provided by Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) or Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)

Permanent Supportive Housing is a combination of services and housing. Specifically, it supports people with serious mental illnesses or other disabilities who need professional care, advocacy, and assistance to live stably in their communities. After meeting eligibility requirements, program participants have access to services including partial to full ongoing financial rental and utility assistance. Other services can include service coordination, substance abuse or mental health counseling, advocacy, and help in locating and maintaining employment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must identify by the VI-SPDAT triage tool as needing a PSH intervention.
  • Must provide Documentation confirming disability by a social security award letter or on the designated KHC form signed by a licensed medical professional.
  • Must provide documentation of homelessness on the approved forms provided by KHC or HMIS system.

Gardens at Greenup

The Gardens at Greenup offers affordable, stable housing for families, consisting of 20 units containing 2-4 bedroom apartments. This supportive housing program aims to strengthen families by providing affordable, subsidized housing with on-site support services, including Service Coordination, education planning and support, career planning, financial literacy, life skills training, and childcare.

The program is unique in setting a holistic standard for self-sufficiency, including personal growth development, family activities, and building a community of support. Requirements for residency include having custody of at least one child and willingness to actively engage with the Service Coordinator for family case planning and goal development.

All residents must sign a 1-year lease upon entry. However, they may stay in the program as long as they are working toward fulfilling their long-term goals.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a single parent w/ custody of one or more children.
    • Preference will be given to parents with children under six.
  • Must be over the age of 18.
  • Must be considered low-income by state standards.
  • Must have a willingness to participate in Gardens Self-Sufficiency Program.
    • This can be broken down further (post-secondary education, vocational training, credit building/repair, etc.)

HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

The TBRA program provides payments to make up the difference between what a household can afford to pay for housing and the local rent standard. These funds may provide assistance to help pay monthly rent and utility costs for up to 24 months. TBRA would discuss other varying eligibility requirements upon assessment.

Eligibility:

  • Annual gross income does not exceed 60 percent of Area Median Income (AMI) indicated on the HOME Income Limits.
  • The family must be willing to recertify income, size, and composition at least annually.
  • A household may still be served with HOME TBRA so long as its income does not exceed 80 percent AMI (HUD’s Low-Income Limit) after project entry.
  • The term of the lease between the tenant and the owner must be at least one year.

Representative Payee

This program assists persons with mental or physical disabilities by directly managing their income. Welcome House acts as a financial agent (called a payee) for program participants without an appropriate adult in their life to fulfill this role. Payees pay rent, utilities, and other monthly bills on the program participants’ behalf.

The overall results of the program focus on improved quality of life and stabilization of a vulnerable population. Program participants often transition from living on the streets with debilitating illnesses to having an income, housing, medical coverage, and the support necessary to lead a more independent life.

Eligibility:

  • Must have Social Security benefits and/or VA benefits.
  • Income outside of Social Security and VA is accepted as long as the participant agrees to it.
  • Income is ONLY managed if a medical doctor deems the participant incapable of managing their own finances. An approved form must be filled out by a licensed medical professional and turned into the payee representative.
  • Application for becoming a participant’s representative payee must be submitted to the Social Security Administration or Veteran’s administration.