Housing - Emergency & Transitional

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Housing Programs

Emergency Shelter

Description: The HopeSource Emergency Shelter is available to homeless families and individuals while they transition into stable housing. Shelter clients receive weekly case management to give them access to the support and resources needed to gain stable housing.

Eligibility: Clients must be homeless and able to show proof of their homeless status. Criminal history may make clients ineligible. Priorities go to families, and then couples, and finally single women, and lastly single men.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Description: Eviction prevention, move in assistance, assistance securing benefits (SSI or VA), and other supportive services. For more information visit www.ssvf.us.

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Traditional Housing

Description: The HopeSource Transitional Housing Program works with families on a weekly basis for 12-24 months. In this program client barriers to self-sufficiency are assessed and goals are set by the client to overcome these barriers. Clients work one on one with a Family Development Specialist who helps them address issues such as employment, nutrition, parenting, and financial management. Clients receive a rent subsidy while in this program that decrease as their income increases. The Transitional Housing Program works to have clients fully self-sufficient and depending on no public assistance when exiting the program.

Eligibility: Clients must be homeless with children and able to show proof of their homeless status, as well as have a letter of recommendation by another agency and a personal statement. Criminal history may make clients ineligible.

Rent Assistance

Homeless/Move in

Description: Move in assistance is available for households who are literally homeless, meaning living in a place not meant for human habitation (for example: a car, the street, abandoned building). Priority is given to households comprised of vulnerable populations such as families with small children, elderly or disabled. The duration of assistance will be based on need. This assistance is available on a limited basis.

Eligibility: Must be literally homeless as described above, must be willing to participate in wrap around case management with HopeSource staff as well as other community agencies.

Polaris Project

Description: The Polaris Project is located in Cle Elum and serves low income households with barriers to housing such as evictions, poor credit and some criminal offenses. Rents are below market and we support some households in a Transitional Housing model charging only 30% of adjusted Gross income for rent.

Eligibility: Applicants must be low income.