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Transitional Housing for the Homeless

Transitional housing helps people get off the streets and in to stable housing.

Transitional Housing for the Homeless

Transitional housing helps people get off the streets and in to stable housing.

The Housing Authority's Transitional Housing Program is designed to:

  • House homeless families with children;
  • Coordinate the provision of necessary social services; and
  • Enable the family to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency and independent living within a supportive environment.

The Transitional Housing program is operated in an apartment complex that was acquired in 1990 with a HUD Supported Housing Program Grant. It consists of nine two-bedroom apartments, one of which is reserved for the on-site manager.

The HUD grant also provides funding for operations and supportive services. The program is a collaborative effort between the Housing Authority and Clackamas County Social Services Division in cooperation with the county's only two emergency shelters -- The Annie Ross House and Clackamas Women's Services. Other community agencies and organizations provide essential supportive services to families in the program.

The Transitional Housing Program is a very limited resource. Therefore, residency is limited to families that are realistically capable of achieving self-sufficiency within the maximum two-year stay. Families in the program are expected to seek and obtain permanent housing in accordance with a case management plan that is mutually agreed upon by the family and the case manager. To be considered for the program the family must:

  • Be nominated by either Clackamas Women's Shelter or Annie Ross House;
  • Meet the HUD definition of homeless; and
  • Agree to work with the case manager to achieve self-sufficiency.

Residents of the program pay rents in accordance with federal regulations relating to the Supportive Housing Program.

For more information please call:503-650-3535

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