Homeless Resources – Five County Area

Homeless Resources
* These are grant resources which can be used for rent/deposit assistance for homeless clients
Grant Summary What does it do? Who is Eligible Agency(ies)
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides funds to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities. Based off Community Needs Assessment. Can be used as federal match for COC or ESG grants, as long as use is CSBG-eligible. Emergency Food Pantry Support, Case Management Salary, Direct Client Services ( ID’s, Birth Certificates, Gas Reimbursement, Bus Passes, Deposits), youth programs Households below the 125% poverty level. Five County AOG (subcontracted CSBG to Iron County Care and Share)
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive block grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program. The four purposes of the TANF program are to 1)Provide assistance to needy families so that children can be cared for in their own homes 2)Reduce the dependency of needy parents by promoting job preparation, work and marriage 3)Prevent and reduce the incidence of out-of-wedlock pregnancies 4)Encourage the formation and maintenance of two-parent families Rapid Re-housing (up to 4 months for 1-time crises), family relationship classes, financial literacy, family support, youth programs, etc.) Families with children under 18 below the 200% poverty level. Iron County Care and Share (Rapid-rehousing), Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Shelter (shelter), Family Support Center (Family stabilization), USU Extension (Family relationship classes),  Youth Crisis Center (youth programs), The Learning Center for Families (Youth Programs), Department of Workforce Services (Job Training)
Pamela Atkinson Homeless Trust Fund (PAHTF) All donations to the trust fund go directly to organizations statewide that provide vital services and assistance to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Your donation helps the trust fund leverage investments in homelessness and provides a flexible state-funding source focused on delivering critical services. Priorities are set by the Utah State LHCC. They currently include Rapid Re-housing, Support Services (like birth certificates, ID’s, etc.), shelter operations, and outreach. Recipients will generally be eligible using the HUD definition of homelessness. Five County AOG (Rapid Re-housing – Short/medium term rentals not exceeding 2 years),  Switchpoint (shelter operations), Iron County Care and Share (ID’s, Birth Certificates, etc.), Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center (shelter operations), Dove Center (shelter operations).
McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program (1) Each State educational agency shall ensure that each child of a homeless individual and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths. (2) In any State that has a compulsory residency requirement as a component of the State’s compulsory school attendance laws or other laws, regulations, practices, or policies that may act as a barrier to the enrollment, attendance, or success in school of homeless children and youths, the State will review and undertake steps to revise such laws, regulations, practices, or policies to ensure that homeless children and youths are afforded the same free, appropriate public education as provided to other children and youths. (3) Homelessness alone is not sufficient reason to separate students from the mainstream school environment. (4) Homeless children and youths should have access to the education and other services that such children and youths need to ensure that such children and youths have an opportunity to meet the same challenging State student academic achievement standards to which all students are held. Rent, basic needs, transportation, immediate enrollment in school of choice. children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement Washington County School District, Iron County School District
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) The ESG program provides funding to: (1) engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; (2) improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; (3) help operate these shelters; (4) provide essential services to shelter residents, (5) rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and (6) prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless. Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter Operations, Homeless Prevention, and Rapid Re-housing Families being prevented from moving into shelter, those who meet the HUD definition of homelessness Iron County Care and Share
Continuum of Care (COC) The Continuum of Care (CoC) Program is designed to promote communitywide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, and State and local governments to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused to homeless individuals, families, and communities by homelessness; promote access to and effect utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and optimize self-sufficiency among individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Permanent Supportive Housing (chronically homeless and often for longer than 2 years) and Rapid Re-housing (short-medium term rentals ranging from 4 months to 2 years. RRH should be in rentals with lease in client’s own name. COC can pay deposit up to two months of rent and can potentially pay 30 days of vacant spaces if client leaves or breaks lease). PSH can cover operational costs of building spaces. Those who meet the HUD definition of homelessness Switchpoint Community Resource Center (RRH focused on non TANF-eligible families), Southwest Behavioral Health Center (PSH – in Washington County only), Iron County Care and Share (PSH – La Casa), Five County AOG/Dove Center/Canyon Creek Women’s Crisis Center (RRH – administered by Five County AOG), St. George Housing Authority (PSH)