submissions due by 5pm et, friday, october 13
CSH, on behalf of CareSource, seeks to secure services from qualified housing and service providers throughout the state of Ohio. The services include: identification of housing units, inspection of units, assisting participants with lease-up process, administration of rental assistance payments to property managers and/or housing programs, home-based supportive services, and mediation as conflicts arise in order to prevent avoidable evictions. Many tenants and prospective tenants will also have recovery services provided through a separately contracted entity through CareSource.
The Community Transition Program, funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, seeks to provide recovery supports to individuals exiting prison who have participated in substance use treatment or recovery services while incarcerated. One of the recovery supports available through the program is housing assistance. CareSource is responsible for management of the full range of recovery supports, including treatment, counseling, employment services, and spiritual supports. CareSource has contracted with CSH to manage the housing benefit.
There are three possible housing interventions for which individuals exiting prison may qualify under the CTP housing benefit:
- Recovery Housing
- Rapid Rehousing; or
- Supportive Housing
In addition to these three models, emergency placement assistance may be required if a housing unit has been identified but is not yet available for move-in, and if the CTP member has no other short-term housing available. This may include, but is not limited to, hotel stays, transitional placements, or other short-term placements available to the housing provider. Emergency placements should be limited to a maximum of two weeks.