Working Poor

New Community Harmony House Comprehensive Homelessness Assistance Program (CHAP) serves families who are working and homeless.

These are families who have been denied Emergency Assistance, have experienced repeat or extended periods of homelessness or who are living doubled up with other family and friends due to an inability to afford and maintain themselves in permanent housing.

The primary goals are to:

  • Provide an intermediate safe, secure apartment for homeless families where they can live for up to six months while they engage in activities that will help them to overcome their homelessness and other barriers.
  • Provide a full range of on-site support services including case management, housing relocation and offer an environment for learning and resolving personal barriers to success.
  • Assist resident families in acquiring a self-sufficiency plan that addresses the specific needs and abilities and establishes short- and long-term goals for gaining stable housing.