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Greeley Transitional House

The Greeley Family House is a program that assist families who are experiencing homelessness find - and keep - permanent housing. The program begins with sheltering the families at The House for up to 60 days and continues to case manage them up to 2 years after they find permanent housing.

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Emergency Shelter Housing Program

Class

Housing 

Beneficiaries

Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
Families
Homeless
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent
Families

Description

This program provides temporary residential emergency housing (up to 60+ days) and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness. In addition to a safe and nurturing shelter house, residents receive weekly case management guided by a self-sufficiency work plan, referrals to resources, and immediate hygiene, food and other basic supplies. The clients set goals for improving their situation - primarily through securing employment (if unemployed) and affordable housing. Beginning in 2018, GTH began following a "Housing First" model for emergency shelter which required that we become a low-barrier eligibility shelter, and eliminate all programming that was not supporting a housing placement prioritization. Since implementing some of these new program guidelines, we have seen a decrease in the lengths of stay at our shelter, and more families than ever finding housing. We also added a Landlord Support Program to help incentivize landlords to work with our families through offering tenant education, case management support, and excellent customer service to landlords.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Historically, 85% of families exiting the shelter house have been able to find employment prior to leaving the shelter. Seventy-five percent find permanent housing. Those that don't find housing are normally able to reside with family members until affordable housing opens up (we currently have a very tight rental market in Greeley/Weld County), or, we are often able to refer them to a different shelter if they have no place to go.

Transitional Housing Programs

Class

Housing 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Ethnic/Racial Minorities - General
General Public/Unspecified
Homeless
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged/Indigent

Description

A Follow-up Case Management and Transitional Housing Program is available to families who successfully complete the initial emergency shelter stay. This program provides case management, transitional housing programs, resource referrals, advocacy, support, and accountability to families for up to two years to further increase their self-sufficiency. Rental assistance is provided through federal Rapid Rehousing/Emergency Shelter funding and Rural Transitional Housing funding, and through 16 agency managed apartments at the Camfield Corner Apts. in Greeley.

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Evidence of Program's Success

We have administered this Follow-up program for more than 20 years, and have gathered considerable evidence that families who stay in the program for the maximum two years are without exception self-sufficient at the end of the program. Our monthly statistics report that the longer the family stays in case management, the greater their stability and self-sufficiency.

Approximately 65% of shelter families enroll in the Follow-up and Transitional Housing programs. Approximately 75% of these families remain in the program for the full two years.

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