Emergency housing help for seniors

Emergency Housing Help for Seniors:The Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) wanted to let everyone know about two new programs available to help seniors who live in Cleveland. Cuyahoga County Senior Guest House Ohio’s first Senior Guest House is one of a dozen sites of its kind in the United States.  It is designed as a temporary safe residence for older persons 60+ who must leave their home or apartment due to circumstances such as fire, structural damage, and eviction or strained family relationships. The Senior Guest House can accommodate up to eight residents at one time. Guests must live in Cuyahoga County and must be able to manage the activities of daily living without assistance. For admission criteria and referrals to the Senior Guest House contact Fairhill Partners at 216-421-1350 or 216-496-5604. The Senior Guest House is a demonstration and collaborative effort between Fairhill Partners, Cuyahoga County Department of Senior & Adult Services and the City of Cleveland Department of Aging. You can also call CNVDC at 216-383-9772 for more information.

Homeless Prevention Program for Cleveland Seniors: This federally-funded program, administered through the City of Cleveland, Department of Aging, is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless without it. The City of Cleveland has a commitment to assisting Cleveland Seniors who are at risk of becoming homeless.  The Homelessness Prevention Program consists of :

  • Assessing your current situation to determine your level of need
  • Providing case management to help coordinate needed services
  • Working with Seniors to achieve a sustainable living arrangement
  • Request limited financial assistance if program requirements are met
For an assessment and/or more information, contact Susan at the City of Cleveland, Department of Aging at 216-420-7673.  This program is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and administered through HUD's Homelessness Prevention and Rapid ReHousing Program (HPRP).  You can also call CNVDC at 216-383-9772 for more information.

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 10:58 AM, 05.06.2010