The Heartland Family Service Homeless Prevention program provides assistance to individuals to keep them from losing their housing and becoming homeless. This may include helping them preserve their current housing situation or identifying alternate appropriate housing options. The program provides short-term assistance via in-home case management services for up to three months. The focus of the program is on crisis resolution, linking program participants to community resources and mainstream benefits, and helping them develop a plan to prevent future housing crises. Financial assistance to address barriers to housing stability is also available on a limited basis.
Eligibility: Must live in Pottawattamie, Douglas, or Sarpy counties and be at imminent risk of homelessness (losing their primary residence within the next 14 days).
Funding: This program is supported in part by a grant from the United Way of the Midlands.