Community Action Partnership in Greene County has funds available for the Homeless Crisis Response Program (HCRP). The program provides short-and medium-term rental assistance to homeless persons.
The program defines homeless persons as:
- A person or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence;
- A person or family spending nights in a place not designed for sleeping, such as a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, airport or camping ground;
- A person or family currently residing in a shelter;
- A person who resided in a shelter or place not designed for sleeping and who is exiting a temporary shelter.
A person or family who is fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence may also qualify for the program.
“The goal of the program is to transition people out of homelessness quickly and to decrease the number of homeless persons in shelters and on the streets,” said Judy Darnell, Greene County Coordinator for Community Action Partnership.
Short-term rental assistance is available for up to three months with case management services. Medium-term rental assistance may last up to six months with case management services.
More information is available by calling the Ohio Office for Community Development at (614) 466-2285. Applications are available at the Greene County Community Action Partnership office, 1855 Bellbrook Rd. in Xenia, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.