Overview of Programs
Gregory House Programs provides housing, nutrition, and case management services. All services are provided on Oahu, with some housing assistance available to Neighbor Island applicants.
Gregory House (pictured) has 11 beds for eligible persons who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness; Community Residential Program has 15 beds for homeless persons only. Program includes on-site classes, group activities, and intensive case management. Participants may stay up to two years while they work on issues that affect stability, gain skills, and set goals towards independent housing.
Temporary Shelter is provided to homeless persons for up to two weeks at a YMCA/economy hotel, while they work on a plan to secure more permanent housing and be more self-sufficient. Emergency Assistance provides short-term payments toward housing costs to end or prevent homelessness, such as security deposit, rent, utility, or mortgage.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Subsidy programs allow participants and their families to live independently in private rented units. Assisted units must meet fair market rent amounts and pass inspections. Participants pay a portion of their household income towards rent and the program pays the remainder.
Save the FoodBasket program delivers food to those who are house bound or in rural areas and distributes groceries at a rented space in a centrally located church. All recipients get an equal amount of frozen meats, produce, dairy, and non-perishable goods. Hot lunches are available twice a week. Other services include limited toiletries and cleaning supplies, nutrition classes, and nutrition counseling.
Comprehensive case management is provided to housing program participants; our case managers work with clients to secure housing or maintain housing, to be more self-sufficient and independent, and to deal with issues that would affect stability. Services include eligibility assessment, housing inspection, budgeting, developing service plans, rent calculations, home visits, on-going assessments of needs, referrals and linkages to services, annual certifications, landlord mediations, etc.