LARS provides transitional housing for 10 families for up to 24 months. After it is determined that a client may be eligible, LARS conducts a screening process to select appropriate families for the Transitional Housing Program. Selected families are linked to resources such as medical assistance and daycare vouchers, and participate in numerous budgeting, life-skills, and employment workshops to promote self-sufficiency.
Transitional Housing Eligibility Requirements:
- The family must be considered homeless (living on the streets or other place not meant for human habitation OR living in a shelter)
- Applicants must have a case manager from a shelter refer them to our program by completing a referral application (Please call 301.776.0442 to request an application for referral)
- Parent(s) must be working or going to school full-time if physically able
- Applicants may have a substance abuse history but must be clean from all substances at least 3 months prior to their acceptance to the program (All household members over the age of 18 must pass a drug test)
If you have any questions about the Transitional Housing
Program, please contact:
Emily Kleeman - 301.776.0442 x37 or email@example.com
LARS provides permanent housing for 7 chronically homeless, disabled individuals. "Chronically homeless" is defined by HUD as "an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has either been continuously homeless for a year or more OR has had at least four (4) episodes of homelessness in the last three (3) years." A disabling condition is defined as "a diagnosable substance use disorder, serious mental illness, developmental disability, or chronic physical illness or disability, including the co-occurence of two or more of these conditions."
The program applicant is considered "homeless" based on the following criteria:
- Sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation, such as a car, park, woods, sidewalk, abandoned building, etc.
- Sleeping in an emergency shelter
As part of the Permanent Housing Program, clients are connected with benefits and resources such as substance abuse treatment programs, mental health counseling, medical assistance, food stamps, Social Security benefits, and clothing vouchers.
If you have any questions about the Permanent Housing Program, please
Lauren Cohen - 301.776.0442 x31 or firstname.lastname@example.org