Who is HOM
HOM works with public and private partners to end homelessness for individuals and families with permanent housing solutions. These solutions include Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) and Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) programs that provide households with rental assistance and supportive services.
HOM administers the rental assistance and our partners provide the supportive services. These programs are funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and include the Continuum of Care program, Emergency Solutions Grant program, and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.
How the Programs Work
The programs are tenant-based, in that the tenant leases the unit directly from you, the landlord. We execute a Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contract or Rental Assistance Agreement with you on behalf of the tenant to make monthly housing assistance payments directly to you.
One of the major benefits of the program is that HOM pays all fees required for the tenant’s initial move-in at your property. These include any applicable application fees, security deposits, and non-refundable fees.
Landlords are encouraged to use their normal tenant selection criteria in screening HOM program applicants for tenancy. Once the applicant has been approved for tenancy, the landlord completes a few simple forms to provide us with information about the unit, property and lease. Once the Landlord Paperwork is completed and submitted to HOM, an initial Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Inspection is scheduled for the unit. Upon successfully passing the inspection, the tenant and landlord execute the lease and submit it to our office. The HAP Contract is then executed, and the rental assistance begins – and you get paid!