ABC Supportive Housing Programs
HOM operates permanent supportive housing programs on behalf of Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation (ABC) for individuals and families affected by mental illness who are experiencing homelessness. These programs serve over 1,300 individuals and families throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area using a scattered site, tenant based rental assistance model, funded through HUD's Continuum of Care programs.
Eligible applicants secure dwelling units in the community that meet Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and whose rents are determined to be reasonable in comparison to similar units that do not receive assistance. Participants contribute 30% of their adjusted monthly income towards the cost of their rent and utilities. The programs utilize the HUD-published Fair Market Rents (FMR) as the payment standard for calculating subsidy for the household.
Each participant in the program also receives case management from the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) for Maricopa County. Case managers provide the necessary supportive services for program participants to assist them in achieving housing stability and enhancing wellness, recovery and community integration.
HOM has been operating these programs since 1994 and has had tremendous success in serving our clients. Program participants score our staff with a 4.5 out of 5 star rating. HOM has developed an expansive network of landlords that welcome participants benefiting from housing programs managed by HOM. We maintain a 90% lease-up rate with an average time of 30 days from issuance of the voucher to contract execution. Additionally, many of our clients are able to successfully become self-sufficient and obtain other permanent housing through Section 8, Public Housing, renting without rental assistance, and even home ownership.