Harvest House has been selected to receive an ESO (Engaging – System Centric – Outcomes) Award, a one-time gift of $20,000 from The Patterson Foundation. The award, which was presented to Harvest House for exhibiting outstanding participation and commitment in The Patterson Foundation’s Recoding Organizational DNA initiative, will aid the group’s work toward the goals outlined in the Marbut 12-point plan to address the homelessness issue in Sarasota.
The National Alliance to End Homelessness describes the concept of rapid re-housing as an essential tool for a community’s response to homelessness. Rapid re-housing helps communities decrease the number of people experiencing homelessness and the amount of time households spend homeless by placing priority on moving families and individuals into permanent housing as quickly as possible, ideally within 30 days of a client becoming homeless.
Harvest House will be appropriating our ESO Award and the matching gift from our private donor to fund rapid re-housing programs for homeless and at-risk families who are referred to the Family Haven Alliance. The use of these funds will be determined on a case-by-case basis after an initial assessment of the client’s current situation and after it has been decided that rapid re-housing, rather than time spent in the Haven or in short-term transitional housing, would best benefit the client.
The amount of funds to be expended on behalf of each client will be based on client needs but will solely be used for rental assistance, housing relocation, stabilization services, including credit counseling, security/utility deposits, utility payments, moving costs and required case management.
Providing rapid re-housing assistance for homeless families of our community allows for greater long-term stability and increased positive outcomes.
About The Patterson Foundation
The Patterson Foundation enhances impact through purposeful partnerships. Through these partnerships, we share fresh perspectives on strategy, contribute new ideas and provide resources. Rather than funding programs or capital, we work to embed and accelerate change. The act of creative collaboration produces results and knowledge that transcend any single act of philanthropy. For more information, please visit www.thepattersonfoundation.org.
About Harvest House Transitional Centers
Harvest House Transitional Centers facilitates an environment full of hope that gives individuals and families an opportunity to break the cycle of homelessness and addiction as they rebuild their lives. To learn more about Harvest House, or to tour our campus, please contact Heather Darling, Director of Development at email@example.com or at (941) 953-3154, or visit our website www.harvesthousecenters.com.
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Please note, submitting an application for an NSP Affordable Rental does not guarantee housing. Units do not become available very often, so Harvest House will hold your application for 6 months in case a unit becomes available. The NSP program has strict gross income limits that are determined by HUD. Please see the chart below to ensure that your household meets the income requirements. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitting an application does not guarantee housing. Our goal is to serve as many families as possible, but due to limitations, we select those with the highest acuity of need first. We hold applications for 6 months in case an opening fits the needs of each applicant over that time period.
Home Again is a housing program that helps families prepare for long-term housing stability. The best fit for the program is families that have many challenges to housing, but are willing to engage with the program to improve their housing situation. Families must be willing to set goals, meet regularly with a case manager, attend life skills classes, and participate in individual housing stability plans.