Housing for the Homeless
The Yakima Housing Authority has partnered with several not-for-profit organizations and Yakima County’s Department of Human Services and Grant Management to provide housing and services to the homeless. There are 75 vouchers throughout Yakima County specifically set aside for individuals and families who qualify as homeless. In addition, each individual receives assistance with health care, substance abuse and job training.
In order to qualify as homeless you must meet the following definition:
- An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; and
- an individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is -
- a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill);
- an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or
- a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
To learn more about housing options available to homeless individuals or families, please contact us.
After undergoing detox and a residential treatment program for a substance abuse disorder, many require continued assistance in their efforts to regain economic self-sufficiency and independence. Transitional housing, often referred to as sober living, is the next step in the process of transitioning from a residential treatment program back into society. Transitional housing is intended for individuals and families who are in recovery and require further assistance before living independently on their own.
For many recovering addicts, homelessness is a major concern. Addiction, mental illness and other crisis are often to blame for financial instability that leads to homelessness. In some cases, a recovering addict may have a home to go to, but if there are other addicts living in the home, recovery can quickly be derailed and relapse is likely to occur. Transitional housing provides a safe, semi-controlled environment for individuals in recovery to continue working toward the ultimate goal of becoming independent once again.
Call 844-980-2323 - 24/7 confidential helpline and free addition resources in Yakima, WA.