The Housing Resource Center offers many programs and opportunities for our clients. The following is just a sample of what we have to offer. Anyone who is experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homeless must complete a Coordinated Entry Assessment. This is the first step for program eligibility. Coordinated Entry for Lewis County is provided at Gather Church. They can be reach at 360-827-0264
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Homeless Set Aside Units
The Housing Resource Center works with local tax credit apartment complexes that have set aside units specifically for homeless families and individuals in our community. Case management is also a component of this program
We offer shelter for single men, women, and families with children. Shelter guests participate in case management services. Our Case Managers help to access resources and work on a plan to become stable. At the end of shelter services, the goal is for each individual to be stably housed.
The McKinney program is designed to help families with children that are experiencing homelessness. This program offers a short term rental subsidy. Case Managements services are offered to helps family identify and over come any housing barriers to become self sufficient.
The Rapid Re-housing Program is for homeless individuals and families. In this program, clients rent a house or apartment and the Housing Resource Center will provide rental subsidy. Program participants also work closely with a Case Manager to achieve self-sufficiency. Case management is ongoing and specific to the individual needs
The Housing and Essential Needs Program (HEN) is for homeless or at imminent risk individuals who have received a referral from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). This program can help with rental or utility assistance. In addition, commodities are available once per month.
Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
Single room occupancy (more commonly abbreviated to SRO) is a form of housing that is typically aimed at residents with low or minimal incomes who rent small, furnished single rooms with a bed, chair, and sometimes a small desk