Welcome to Harbor House
Harbor House Crisis Shelters' (HHCS) mission is to provide hospitable shelter, transitional living and services for homeless women and families. Our goal is to assist our guests in attaining services and housing.
More information about Harbor House from the Wisconsin United Methodist Conference:
HUD (Housing and Urban Development) has recently changed its definition of "homeless." Below is a summary of the changes. (credit)
HUD has issued a draft regulation to implement changes to the definition of homelessness contained in the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act. The definition affects who is eligible for various HUD-funded homeless assistance programs. The new definition includes four broad categories of homelessness:
- People who are living in a place not meant for human habitation, in emergency shelter, in transitional housing, or are exiting an institution where they temporarily resided. The only significant change from existing practice is that people will be considered homeless if they are exiting an institution where they resided for up to 90 days (it was previously 30 days), and were homeless immediately prior to entering that institution.
- People who are losing their primary nighttime residence, which may include a motel or hotel or a doubled up situation, within 14 days and lack resources or support networks to remain in housing. HUD had previously allowed people who were being displaced within 7 days to be considered homeless. The proposed regulation also describes specific documentation requirements for this category.
- Families with children or unaccompanied youth who are unstably housed and likely to continue in that state. This is a new category of homelessness, and it applies to families with children or unaccompanied youth who have not had a lease or ownership interest in a housing unit in the last 91 or more days, have had three or more moves in the last 90 days, and who are likely to continue to be unstably housed because of disability or multiple barriers to employment.
- People who are fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, have no other residence, and lack the resources or support networks to obtain other permanent housing. This category is similar to the current practice regarding people who are fleeing domestic violence.
More information about the Final Rule can be found here.
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Mixed Bag Designs
Harbor House is proud to be selling these great bags made out of recycled materials! Not interested in a bag? No problem - there are plenty of different options! A large portion of every purchase benefits HHHCS!