Stable, affordable housing represents the biggest need among families and individuals who come to IOCP for services. IOCP assisted 473 households in 2010-11 with housing-related needs. In addition, our CONECT program serves more than 800 households a year.
IOCP provides a full range of housing services. The Housing Continuum illustrates how these services are integrated.
Families at risk of homelessness can receive help with emergency rent assistance, basic needs, referrals and resources and help connecting to shelter resources.
Extended support services help families stabilize and pursue life improvement goals:
- Project Success combines extended rent subsidy, case management and support services (tenant training, budgeting and financial literacy training, employment services, and group support) that help families toward increased economic self-sufficiency for up to two years.
- CONECT (Community Organizations Networking Compassionately Together) offers ongoing services focused on housing and family stability, employment, youth school success, connection with community resources, and the building of healthy neighborhoods at 7 multi-unit apartment complexes in Plymouth.
- Homeless Case Management provides affordable housing coupled with in-home intensive support services for formerly homeless families and focuses on family and housing stability and healthy community connections.
IOCP pursues housing partnerships focused on the development and increase of affordable housing units and provides affordable housing education and advocacy with state, county, and local governments in the communities IOCP serves.