AS OF JANUARY 1, 2015 – Applications for Save the Family’s transitional or rapid re-housing program are now handled by the Family Housing Hub. They can be reached at 602-595-8700. The Family Housing Hub’s hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Homeless Families Intervention Project
Save the family uses a 3-tiered approach to the HFIP: Housing, Case Coordination and Supportive Services to assist homeless and impoverished families throughout Maricopa County, Arizona. With four unique housing programs to address the particular circumstances of each family, combined with a variety of supportive services for children and adults, Save the Family is now helping nearly 600 families each year. All programs are aligned to help families address poverty, overcome homelessness and achieve self-sufficiency.
In July 2008, Congress appropriated $25 million to the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance to reduce family homelessness. Twenty-three programs were awarded nationally. UMOM and Save the Family collaborate to administer this program locally. Rapid Re-housing programs allow applicants to obtain housing of their choice in the East Valley through the use of move-in fees, utility set-ups, and rental stipends that decline over time. Applicants sign a lease themselves as the Case Coordinators work with them to increase income, decrease debt, and increase savings. These programs help those who have incomes below 50% of the Federal Annual Median Income.
Our affiliate agency, the Affordable Rental Movement (ARM), provides long-term, affordable rental housing for working poor individuals and households to help you and/or your family grow and prosper. Tenants have access to after-school youth programming, budgeting assistance, as well as job assistance.
In August 2011, the Veteran’s Administration awarded Save the Family and UMOM New Day Centers one of only 85 grants nationwide to participate in the first ever Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF). This VA program aims to improve very low-income Veteran families’ housing stability through the provision of Rapid Re-Housing and eviction prevention. Save the Family and UMOM agreed to provide eligible Veteran families with Rapid Re-Housing, eviction prevention, outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits for 100 Veteran families. More information about the SSVF Program.