We believe having a safe and stable place to live is an integral part of wellbeing and recovery. Our Housing Supports Team focuses on improving quality of life for eligible individuals who qualify for specialty programs listed below. Housing supports are not an entitlement, and funds are limited.
The Housing Supports Team places emphasis on the social determinants of health, including economic stability and neighborhood/built environment. It does this by:
- Collaborating with federal, state and local partners
- Exploring how internal and external programs can improve member health
- Identifying and creating common goals, projects and initiatives to advance member services and supports
- Equipping members with knowledge and resources to help them improve their overall health
The Housing Supports Team works with community partners to provide knowledge, resources and training about housing and residential options. The team also operates the Transitions to Community Living Voucher as part of the Transitions to Community Living Initiative (TCLI), the Permanent Supportive Housing program, Non-Medicaid Residential Services, the Housing Supports Grant, the Independence Project and the Integrated Supportive Housing Program.
The Transitions to Community Living Voucher (TCLV) Program is the state of North Carolina’s Tenant-Based Rental Assistance for eligible TCLI participants seeking access to community-based supportive housing.
Permanent Supportive Housing is a combination of housing with indefinite leasing or rental assistance, paired with supportive services, to help individuals who are homeless, people with a disability and families with an adult or child with a disability live as independently as possible.
Non-Medicaid Residential Services are allocated in a manner that is fair, consistent and intended to help meet the medically necessary residential placement needs of eligible members who are indigent, uninsured or under-insured.
Housing Supports Grant funds are used as available to help establish less restrictive housing for adult members whose gross income is equal to or less than 100 percent of the federal poverty guidelines for a single individual.
The Independence Project is a combination of housing with short-term rental assistance and supportive services to help members with complex health needs live as independently as possible.
The Integrated Supportive Housing Program is managed by the N.C. Housing Finance Agency. The program provides interest-free loans for independent apartments where no more than 20 percent of the units are integrated and set aside for people with disabilities.