Citizens Inn Homes
Through ongoing outreach, networking and work with landlords and affordable housing programs, our agency establishes relationships with an array of permanent housing opportunities for families. Housing placement is often combined with various housing/rental resources or subsidies as well as 12 months of follow-up supportive case management after discharge to help families transition to and stabilize in their new housing and community.
The Stabilization Case Manager helps the family transition to housing and follow-through with their discharge plan and connect with community based supports. Monthly supportive check-ins either by phone or in-person take place as well as four (quarterly) home visits. This case management is low-intensity but can provide more intensive support as needed to help keep families stably housed. This team is skilled at making referrals and ensuring access to public and private resources and benefits such as fuel assistance, rental assistance, housing, SNAP benefits, income supports, transportation, child care, afterschool and summer camp programs, immigration and legal services, DV and trauma services, mental health and health services, education and training programs, and parenting resources. They also advocate in housing court and attend other inter-agency meetings including with DCF at the request of the family.
At this time, our affordable rental units are all occupied. We do however accept applications at any time. Once a completed application is received, we will determine if the household applicant meets the eligibility requirements for program participation. If the application meets those requirements, it will be date and time stamped. We will then add the household application to our housing wait list which we maintain on an ongoing basis.