Short Term and Transitional Housing

Sometimes people need support on their path to independent living, meaning we think creatively about how to move someone from homelessness to housing. The path might look different, but something that remains true is that housing is always the solution to homelessness.

What are short term and transitional housing?

Short term and transitional housing programs provide a “bridge” to long-term housing stability for individuals who might otherwise get stuck in the shelter system. By quickly providing the stability of housing with supportive services, tenants have the opportunity to transition successfully to long-term housing.

Rapid Rehousing

Rapid Rehousing is a housing intervention that emphasizes housing search, relocation services, and short-term rental assistance to move people as rapidly as possible into permanent housing. The subsidy can be provided from 3 months – 24 months, depending on the needs of the individual. 

Core components of rapid rehousing include: 

  • Housing identification 
  • Rent and move-in assistance 
  • Case management support 
  • Landlord retention strategies

SABER Treatment Program

Our SABER Treatment Program provides nine months of transitional housing and substance use treatment programming to men experiencing homelessness.

Shared Housing Programs

We master lease 100 apartment units and operate two shared housing (roommate) programs designed for guests that have been in the shelter for 6 months or longer. The goal is to move these guests out of our shelters and provide the stability of short-term housing while working towards long-term housing goals.

Link Housing 

  • For elderly or disabled individuals who are on the waitlist for subsidized housing. 
  • Rather than wait for housing in the shelter, we provide them with shared housing and supportive services until their long-term housing solution comes available. 
  • Tenants pay a flat rate for rent and utilities during their time in shared housing.

MeckHOME

  • For individuals in the shelter whose path out of homelessness is through employment. 
  • Shared housing and supportive services are provided until individuals have secured permanent housing.
  • Tenants pay a percentage of rent and receive an exit bonus upon successful transition from the program.