The Madison County Transitional Housing Program (THP) provides subsidized rental housing and works with Centrstone of Illinois to provide case management support. The program facilitates the movement of approximately 20 homeless people/families from emergency shelter to permanent housing and self-sufficiency within a two-year period.
The program provides subsidized rental housing combined with intensive case management focused on achievement of specific objectives mutually determined by the participating individual or family and the assigned case manager. Assistance in the form of food vouchers, tuition, rent, transportation, child care, health care, home furnishings and furniture is provided to support the individuals’ efforts to become less reliant on public support.
Participants in the MCCD THP will be required to participate in:
- Development and execution of their individual family/personal development plan;
- Engage in employment or educational activities a minimum of 30 hours per week;
- Cooperate with participating service agencies;
- Demonstrate self-motivation in meeting their needs; and
- Pay 10% of their gross monthly income to Madison County Community Development as rent.
The Family Self-Sufficiency Scale will be one factor in judging the success of the program. The Family Self-Sufficiency Scale details initial status and tracks progress of important life functions such as income, employment, education, transportation, parenting/social functioning, mental health, shelter, subsistence and community integration.
All participants in the Madison County Community Development Transitional Housing Program will meet the HUD definition of “homeless.” All program participants will be required to provide income documentation.
Funding for the program is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Community Services Block Grant program.
For additional information on the Madison County Community Development Transitional Housing Program, contact David Harrison at (618) 296-5513.
Children in the Madison County Community Development Transitional Housing Program were blessed with Easter baskets provided by employees of Menasha Packaging. Shown above from left to right: Patricia Williams (Madison County Community Development), Mary Castillo (Madison County Community Development), employees of Menasha Packaging.