What is re-housing?

It is a program to help people who have are homeless, come from the streets or a shelter, and would remain homeless but for this assistance. To qualify for re-housing assistance rental units must meet HUD Fair Market Rent rates and participants must provide evidence of homelessness. Financial assistance is provided to support housing, and is time limited.

Service plans for program participants are individualized based on their needs and circumstances.  These services focus on helping households find and keep housing. This typically includes landlord outreach and help with the process of housing search. Other types of supportive services may be provided as needed by links to mainstream programs or partner agencies (i.e., mental health services, substance abuse treatment, medical services, child care, etc.).

Do I Qualify?

Applicants must lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence and:

  • Live in places not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, abandoned buildings (on the street).
  • Live in an emergency shelter or in transitional or supportive housing for homeless persons who originally came from the streets or emergency shelters.
  • Will be discharged within a week from an institution, such as a mental health or substance abuse treatment facility or a jail/prison, and no residence has been identified.
  • Is fleeing or attempting to flee a domestic violence.

Information You Will Need to Apply:

Required Documentation for Assistance to Individuals/Families who are Literally Homeless:

 Ways to Apply 

  • Download an application for Re-Housing
  • Visit the Mid-Coast Family Services office and pick up an application.
  • Request an application by email (lgriffin@midcoastfamily.org) or by mail.