Homeless Prevention

Homeless Prevention

The purpose of the Homeless Prevention program is to provide services to prevent individuals from losing their housing and entering the homeless system. This program provides short-term support services (one to three months) to low-income Pottawattamie County residents who are at imminent risk of losing their housing (within 14 days). Limited financial assistance with housing costs may be available if clients do not have access to any other resources.

Contact: To apply for services, call (712) 309-0016.

Homeless Diversion

The purpose of the Homeless Diversion program is to assist households who are at immediate risk of homelessness and seeking emergency shelter to identify safe, alternate housing arrangements, and if necessary, connect them with community referrals to help them obtain or return to housing. Limited, short-term financial assistance may also be provided. Through identifying solutions and alternate housing arrangements, Diversion Specialists seek to immediately resolve a family’s housing crisis using a mediation and conflict resolution approach.