must meet the criteria for chronic homelessness
as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
has either been continuously homeless
for one year or more or has had at least four (4) episodes of homelessness in the past three (3) years. The individual must have been sleeping on the streets or other places not meant for human habitation (i.e., abandoned buildings, cars, parks) or in an emergency shelter (not transitional housing) during these episodes.
For assistance with rent, eligible clients must qualify for the Housing Choice Voucher Program
administered by the City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
. Further information concerning this program please contact the city at (319) 286-5872.