The Homelessness Diversion Pilot Program is designed to successfully prevent, divert, and rapidly exit individuals/households from the homeless response system.
A maximum of $2,500 per family can be used for the entirety of the Diversion and Prevention program.
Diversion is an intensive service intervention that uses strengths-based problem-solving to:
- understand what caused the housing crisis
- empower clients to find immediate alternate housing
- prevent clients from losing their housing
- end the experience of homelessness as quickly as possible
Effective diversion interventions are used to:
- negotiate a return to previous housing
- secure short-term, non-shelter accommodations
- secure accommodations in apartments or homes
- return clients to family for housing support
- connect clients with services to help them secure stable housing
- connect clients with financial assistance, not to exceed $2,500 per household, to help them secure stable housing
Diversion interventions may include:
- short-term financial assistance paid to third parties on behalf of the client; including rental and utilities assistance, relocation/moving costs, and transportation costs
- problem-solving case management services; including mediation with landlords and families, referrals to legal assistance, family reunification, and crisis housing search
The Diversion Pilot Program will serve individuals or families who:
- are at-risk of becoming homeless
- meet the HUD or McKinney-Vento deefinition of homeless
- have a household income of 60% or below of the Area Median Income
Complete PH’s Prescreen
To apply for the Diversion and Prevention program, please complete a Housing Prescreen.
Additional documentation may be requested to verify eligibility.