Valley of the Sun United Way
HOM contracts with Valley of the Sun United Way to administer two of the three core components of their Rapid Rehousing program. This program serves individuals and families throughout Maricopa County.
- Recruit landlords to provide housing opportunities for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
- Address potential barriers to landlord participation such as concern about short term nature of rental assistance and tenant qualifications.
- Assist households to find and secure appropriate rental housing.
Rent and Move-in Assistance
- Provide assistance to cover move-in costs, deposits, and the rental and/or utility assistance necessary to allow individuals and families to move immediately out of homelessness and to stabilize in permanent housing.
Individuals and families receive short to medium-term rental assistance and housing stability case management to help quickly end their homelessness. 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 sign a lease with a private landlord in the community and receive rental assistance while they work toward independence and stability. Funds are used to pay for rental assistance, security deposits, and utility costs.
Each participant in the program also receives housing stability case management services from UMOM New Day Centers, A New Leaf or Mercy House. Housing Stability Case Managers provide the necessary support and intervention for program participants to assist them in successfully living and integrating into their community.