Community Lodgings’ Transitional Housing Program provides transitional housing to six homeless families in the City of Alexandria. The program provides opportunities for motivated, residents to obtain the necessary skills, income, resources and services that will enable them to find permanent housing and to the best of their abilities, achieve the highest levels of self-sufficiency possible within 2 years. Case management and support services are designed to facilitate residential stability, increased skills and/or income, and greater self-determination.
Services are sufficient to enable residents to achieve the greatest level of self-sufficiency possible during their program stay resulting in their developing independent living skills and obtaining permanent housing; and at a minimum include but are not limited to the following: 1) developing a working Service Plan addressing progress goals toward permanent housing, employment stability, budgeting and financial management, educational/vocational training, physical and mental health, and home maintenance; 2) working with residents to improve their credit scores; 3) and assisting residents in applying for all subsidized housing programs for which they are eligible.
All support is focused on the ultimate goal of self-sufficiency within two years. They must agree to remain alcohol/drug free, pay a program fee (30% of monthly income), save 5% of monthly income, maintain full-time employment and attend all workshops/meetings.
Applicants for Community Lodgings’ Transitional Housing Program must meet ALL of the following eligibility guidelines:
- Must be 21 years of age or older.
- Must be employed at least 20 hours per week upon program entry unless enrolled in a pre-approved full-time vocational/academic program. This applies to all adults in the household.
- Must be drug/alcohol free six months prior to program entry and remain alcohol and drug-free for the duration of program.
- Must have a valid state issued photo ID.
- Must be experiencing a housing crisis; homeless, living in a shelter or be at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
- Must have custody of at least one minor child.
Contact: Charlyne Braxton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-549-4407.