Housing Programs

Continuum of Care (CoC): Hope and Healing and Homes from the HAART provides permanent supportive housing and supportive services to eligible persons. 

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Eligibility 

  • Meet HUD Defined Disability (which includes a diagnosis of HIV).

  • Meet HUD’s Category 1 or Category 4 Homeless Definitions:

    • Category 1: Literally homeless a) has a nighttime residence that is public or private place not meant for human habitation; b) is living in a public or private shelter; or c) is exiting an institution where (s)he has resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution.

    • Category 4: Fleeing/Attempting to Flee Domestic Violence a) is fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence; has no other residence; and c) lacks the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing.

  • Meet subpopulation criteria:

    • Hope and Healing Program: dual diagnosis of mental health disorder, substance use disorder, and/or HIV diagnosis.

    • Homes from the HAART Program: HIV diagnosis.

Referral Process 

  • Client call or drop in to a Coordinated Entry Access Point (no appointments necessary).

    • One Stop, 153 North 17th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 225-388-5800

      • Monday – Thursday, 8am – 3pm; Friday, 8am – 1:30pm

    • St. Vincent de Paul, 1623 Convention Street, Baton Rouge, LA 225-383-7343

      • Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm

  • Complete intake at Access Point. Access point will assist in Diversion and Intervention. 30 days after first contact with Coordinate Entry Access Point, Assessment will be completed with client.

  • When each agency has an opening, they will request referrals. Clients who fit criteria for program and have also completed an Assessment will be referred to that agency.

  • Important to make sure contact information remains updated with Coordinated Entry Access Point.

Required Documents to Demonstrate Eligibility

  • Documents will not be required until referral received by agency. Staff will assist in attempting to obtain verifications when certifying eligibility. 

    • Verification of homelessness.

    • Verification of disability.

Services 

  • Hope and Healing: Permanent Supportive Housing, Case Management, Transportation, Food Vouchers, Mental Health Counseling, and Referrals for additional supportive services as necessary.

  • Homes from the HAART: Permanent Supportive Housing, Case Management, and Referrals for additional supportive services as necessary.