UMOM Housing First for Families
HOM operates permanent supportive housing programs on behalf of UMOM New Day Centers for 36 vulnerable families exiting homelessness. These programs serve families throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area in a scattered site, tenant based rental assistance model, funded through HUD Continuum of Care grants.
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 at least 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 supportive services from UMOM. Family Support Specialists provide the necessary support and intervention for program participants to assist them in successfully living and integrating into their community. Families are able to benefit from the vast network of community partners that UMOM has developed through their years of service.