This is an example of a new job description for a provider who shifts from a typical scattered site transitional housing model to a rapid re-housing/transition-in-place model. It has been adapted from job descriptions created by Community Rebuilders (Grand Rapids, MI), and Tabor Community Services (Lancaster, PA).
This sample form, shared with the permission of Northern Virginia Family Service, is a sample agreement between a tenant and landlord in the case of a shared housing arrangement.
This tool provides clients with a way to summarize, in their own words, the lease violations that could result in eviction. However, it's recommended that clients consult with someone qualified (i.e., their housing advocate or case manager) to help them interpret the lease language. Many housing advocates have found this to be a particularly important exercise for clients. They have found that a number of problems can be prevented simply by making sure clients understand the rules.
This tool, developed by Advocates for Human Potential, Inc, can be used to help clients in considering if having a housemate would be a good option from them.
This checklist provides a timeline and conceptual plan for transitional housing providers seeking to retool their programs.