A New Leaf’s (ANL) Rapid Rehousing program, operating out of the Lodestar Day Resource Center, serves individuals currently experiencing homelessness. With funding from the Arizona Department of Housing and Maricopa County, ANL houses over 100 individuals annually. Rapid Rehousing provides a household with short term rent subsidy and case management services. The ANL staff works closely with the participants and landlords to assist with locating appropriate housing for that individual’s needs. Intake Specialist, Julie Solis, works closely with Campus staff to locate and connect with participants to complete a program intake quickly. The participant is then assigned to Housing Navigator, Mela White, who focuses her efforts on assisting the participant with locating an affordable unit that will work for the participant during our short term subsidy and then after the subsidy ends. Once housed, the participant is assigned to one of two Housing Case Managers Earnestine Curry and Angel Ocegueda. The Housing Case Managers tailor their services to meet the individual’s needs to assist with increasing income and their self-sufficiency to remain housed long term.
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