NHA’s HomeBase program seeks to prevent homelessness before it begins. Participants receive assistance from NHA’s Family Support Specialists to overcome situations that commonly lead to homelessness and connect to critical social services. Individuals and families have long-term access to Family Support Specialists to ensure continued stability.
HomeBase is comprised of three key service components:
Supportive Case Management
Supportive Case Management services help people secure affordable housing while they learn to navigate the complex social service system. Participants may be connected to employment services, entitlement programs, landlord mediation, information about health care and addiction services, and referral to quality childcare. NHA staff members engage clients before they arrive in shelter and provide at least three months of intensive case management after participants have exited the program. Maximum caseloads are 25 households per staff person.
Eviction Prevention services specifically intervene to assist people in avoiding eviction. Eligible participants may receive limited financial assistance for past-due or current rent and utilities to ensure the retention of stable housing.
Rapid Re-Housing provides housing placement assistance along with short- and medium-term financial support, based on the unique needs of each household. Financial help may take the form of moving assistance, move-in fees, rental assistance or utility assistance.
To access HomeBase or inquire about services for yourself or someone you know, please call the Coordinated Housing Access line at 503.655.8575