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THE BENEFITS OF HOUSING SERVICES
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In 1997, the founder and CEO of HACS, Joe Fuentes realized the need for an agency that would provide essential and specialty health services to PLWH/A. Although medical services were available for these individuals, many patients suffered from life issues that extended far beyond the scope of traditional medical services.
Mr. Fuentes saw that patients who found a stable living situation through housing programs were more likely to make their medical visits, take their prescribed medications and attend their behavioral counseling sessions. Quickly, it was apparent that patients who addressed their behavioral health and living environments experienced dramatic physical healthy improvements. They were able to self manage their health and their lives. Shortly after launching this model for PLWH/A, Mr. Fuentes extended the approach to all eligible residents of Harris County who were faced with the same social determinants that contributed to poor health.
HOUSING PROGRAMS AT HACS
HOPWA funded services are used to provide permanent housing placement, tenant based rental assistance, short term rent, mortgage and utility assistance, housing case management, mental health counseling and substance abuse treat to PLWH/A and their family members.
START is a scattered-site Permanent Housing Program for Trans/Gender-Variant people with disabilities. Applicants must be residing on the streets or places not meant for human habitation, in an emergency shelter for the homeless or in a Transitional Living Program for people who were homeless prior entering the TLP. Clients must be US citizens or legal immigrants. Clients are not required to have income to be assisted.
YEAH! (Youth Empowerment Advocates of Houston)) is a scattered-site Permanent Supportive Housing Program for homeless young adults between 18 and 24 years old who have a disability/disabling condition. Individuals, couples and families can be assisted. All adult household members must be age appropriate. Clients must be US citizens or legal immigrants. Applicants must meet the HUD definition of homelessness. Clients are not required to have income to be assisted.
ONE ROOF is a scattered-site Permanent Housing Program for homeless families with at least one adult member with a disability. A family must be composed of at least one adult with one minor child. Applicants must be residing on the streets or places not meant for human habitation, in an emergency shelter for the homeless or in a Transitional Living Program for people who were homeless prior entering the TLP. Clients must be US citizens or legal immigrants. Clients are not required to have income to be assisted.
HACS FSPIP (FQHC and Supportive Housing Pilot Integration Program) provides HUD CoC funded Permanent Supportive Housing to individuals, couples and families with minor children. To qualify, families must be literally homeless and at least one household member must be living with a severe chronic mental illness and/or a diagnosis of chronic substance abuse.
HACS works in cooperation with local shelters to find appropriate housing for qualified individuals and families.
Now we're in an apartment, a nice apartment at that, we're not living with a whole bunch of people. We're able to come home to peace and quiet...We were just happy that when the opportunity came to be able to be accepted into this program, we were around and able to benefit from it.
The Martinez family, left, was first introduced to HACS two years ago when they applied for housing assistance, after spending months in a Houston-area shelter.