Homelessness prevention navigators work with coordinated entry participants to identify a strategy for staying housed. They help households address and resolve their immediate barriers to housing stability, which can include negotiating with landlords, identifying subsequent housing options and connecting participants with mainstream services to address issues such as lack of income, employment, or health insurance.
Housing navigators work with individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness to locate and maintain housing. Because housing resources are scarce, housing navigators focus on stabilizing the majority of households through the use of short-term interventions and connections to mainstream services.
Housing navigators also connect those who need long-term housing and supports to the appropriate housing programs to meet their needs.Intake Process:
Individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness and who want to connect with available homeless prevention, housing, and mainstream services may call or go to any coordinated entry site for an intake assessment. If eligible to work with a navigator, a referral will be made to the navigation site that is best able to meet the household’s needs.Languages:
- Adult Men
- Adult Women
- Existential Issues
- Seniors and Older Adults
- Health Insurance Application Assistance
- Peer Support (in-person)
- Stigma Reduction Projects
- Volunteer Opportunities