Setting Up for Success
At United Housing Connections, our goal is to break the cycle of homelessness. As part of our Homeless Prevention programs, we offer a variety of resources designed to help families and individuals become stably housed.
Case management is an opportunity for our clients to work closely with a supportive, hands-on specialist to establish a savings account, obtain financial education and credit repair training, and receive training to increase job skills and wages.
Our Unique Homeless Prevention Initiatives
The Home Again Housing Program is an innovative approach to housing in which UHC sub-leases units and provides tenant management services to families. Homeless families who have school-aged children are referred by the school McKinney Vento liaison. The role of UHC is to encourage maximum housing stability and self-sufficiency. Case managers work with McKinney-Vento liaisons to ensure students and families are housed. Ninety-six percent of program participants who are housed with these supports remain stably housed after a year.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program
THROUGH THE CARES ACT
ERAP funds are available to assist people who are being evicted or who are at-risk of being evicted with rental and utility assistance. It is a program designed to assist households affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Due to the volume of first-time requests for rental and utilities assistance, applications will not be accepted for second or third requests until the needs of those requesting first-time assistance are met. If you have already received assistance and continue to experience hardship, please click the link for a list of other available resources.
Housing Preference Voucher Program
Through a partnership with the Greenville Housing Authority, United Housing Connections receives and manages 60 housing preference vouchers used to house individuals and families. Case management is required for this program.