What is the Able Housing Program?
The Able Housing program provides permanent supportive housing for disabled individuals that are homeless. This program provides rental and utility assistance along with case management services to help with weekly living needs.
The goal of the Able Housing program is to provide disabled individuals in Hancock County with permanent housing. Housing stability leads to the ability increase skills and income.
How will I be helped?
Once accepted into the Able Housing Program, participants work with a case manager to identify an apartment in the community. Hope House pays all or part of the participant’s rent while they are in the program. The amount of financial assistance will be based upon the family’s income. Case management services will be provide as well including:
- Goal setting
- Linkage to community services
- Employment opportunities
- Educational opportunities
- Transportation needs
Is the Able Housing Program for me?
To qualify for the Able Housing Program you must be:
- Homeless (residing in an emergency shelter or in a place not meant for human habitation)
- Disabled (physically, mentally, or emotionally) as verified by a doctor
- Hancock County resident
- Living below 30% of the Area Median Income
- Over the age of 18
- Willing to participate in the program