Procedures for Accessing Housing Assistance
Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) in collaboration with the Healthy Families Thriving Communities Collaborative (HFTCC) will provide limited assistance in the form of short-term subsidies to families for whom the lack of affordable housing will likely result in children being brought into care, or the lack of affordable housing is the major barrier to family stabilization. Transitioning-out teen wards with children and transitioning-out teen wards without children are also eligible to participate in the Rapid Housing Program. These youth will work with the assigned Healthy Families Thriving Communities Collaborative in the Youth Aftercare program. Housing support may be awarded to the family/individual if they meet the criteria of the program, and is subject to availability of the identified funds. The following are applicable procedures and related guidelines for accessing funds.