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Oʻahu Housing Now

March 24, 2021

Family Promise of Hawaii is excited to embark on a pilot program, funded through the CARES Act, to rehouse 300-350 households experiencing homelessness in our community over an 18-month period. The program has two main goals: slow the spread of COVID-19 and increase housing opportunities for individuals and families experiencing homelessness through rapid re-housing (RRH). RRH combines rental assistance and supportive services to assist people in obtaining and maintaining housing quickly, and increasing self-sufficiency. Oahu Housing Now is a collaborative partnership between the City and County of Honolulu, Partners In Care, Housing Solutions Inc., Family Promise of Hawaii, and Alternative Structures International.

We will be providing housing navigation, case management, and ongoing supportive services to half of the households being served. Six full-time Family Promise staff members will support this program. Since the launch of Oahu Housing Now less than two weeks ago, our team has already housed two households, including a family of 6! To be eligible for this program households must be experiencing homelessness, have an active vulnerability index service prioritization decision assistance tool (VI-SPDAT) completed, and be referred through the Coordinated Entry System. Learn more about Oahu Housing Now here!


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