Transitional & Permanent Housing
The mission of KITH is to assist families on the Eastside who are facing a homelessness crisis. Whether people are living in their cars, are housed in temporary shelters, or facing eviction, KITH works with them to stabilize their situation. KITH is able to make referrals to other services, provide homelessness prevention resources, provide transitional housing and ultimately provide, or assist in securing, permanent low-income housing.
At the heart of our services is case management. Case Managers work with participants to establish and work toward achieving goals. This helps eliminate homelessness by returning families to self-determination and self-sufficiency.
KITH also partners with a wide range of community programs and agencies to provide participants with every resource possible.
KITH's Transitional Housing Program helps homeless families gain stability and become self-sufficient. Our case managers work closely with each client to help them set goals that will prepare them to move into and maintain permanent housing.
To qualify for housing through KITH, a family must be homeless or in danger of homelessness. Our intake process helps determine the extent of each client's needs and our capacity to address those needs; we also assess applicants' commitment to working on goals and issues. Case management is a key element our Transitional Housing Program. Clients must participate in a case management session weekly and are required to follow through on their individual plans in order to remain in housing. Each session with a case manager focuses on evaluating progress, working on areas of concern, and exploring ways to eliminate barriers to success. As families transition out of KITH housing, KITH works with them to secure new, more permanent homes.
Participants pay rent based on income level and reside in transitional housing for 6 to 24 months, depending on their circumstances. KITH currently owns four units of transitional housing and contracts with other providers for additional placements.
KITH only receives referrals for housing from 211, so if you are homeless and seeking housing assistance call 211.
Some families who complete their transitional housing program may have the opportunity to transition into KITH's low-income Permanent Supportive Housing, as it is available. Case management is provided as needed; residents also participate in community-building activities and have co-op commitments.
Eligibility is re-assessed on an annual basis. Home ownership through first-time buyers programs is encouraged for participants ready to achieve this goal.
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