Our House provides family housing to homeless families and individuals. The Family Housing Program consists of two buildings with 13 units. Residents stay in private family rooms and share a common living room and kitchen. The program is unique in that it enables married people to stay together as a couple (rather than being split between men's and women's dorms) and parents to stay with their children. The private units also make it possible for male-inclusive families to stay together as a unit. Our House is the only program in the state of Arkansas that provides housing to single, homeless fathers with their children and families that include older male children.
The Family Housing Program provides residents with the opportunity to transition out of homelessness and into permanent housing. Residents are in charge of their own meal preparation and are responsible for keeping up with house chores. They are required to work, save 75% of earnings, and participate in education and training activities.
Seventy-five percent of residents are families and 25% are individuals. Family Housing is a long-term, comprehensive program. Residents commit to staying for at least 6 months while they work an intensive program. The maximum length of stay in Family Housing is two years.
To be considered for residence in the Family Housing Program, the participant must first reside in The Shelter. During the resident’s stay at The Shelter, staff members asses the client to determine their
- Need for transitional housing,
- Potential to succeed in the Family Housing Program, and
- Commitment to their own progress and to the community as a whole.
For more information, please contact the Housing Manager at email@example.com or 501-374-7383 x204.
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