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Mar12, 2021

New Landlord Incentive: Signing Bonuses for Rapid Rehousing

By |March 12th, 2021|

You spoke. We listened. A few months back, we surveyed our landlord partners about financial and programmatic incentives to accept Rapid Rehousing programs at their properties. Your feedback was critical in informing policy and funding decisions to create a new financial incentive for landlords. Rapid Rehousing is an intervention designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing. Participants are assisted for as long as is necessary for them to become financially self-sufficient and able to afford the [...]

Feb02, 2021

AHCCCS Announces Housing Administrator Contract Award

By |February 2nd, 2021|

PHOENIX—The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) has awarded a three-year contract to Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation (ABC) to administer its AHCCCS Housing Program (AHP) which consists of the permanent supportive housing and housing support programs for individuals with mental health issues who are experiencing homelessness. The contract period is October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2024. “By choosing a single statewide housing administrator, AHCCCS is prioritizing efforts to standardize and improve housing practices, reduce barriers for members, increase accountability, and most importantly, improve [...]

Dec17, 2020

Happy Holidays and a Joyous 2021

By |December 17th, 2020|

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." We're grateful for the opportunity to serve our participants and communities. We're grateful for our partners and all the helpers. We're grateful for you. Season's greetings from our HOM to yours! What are you grateful for today?

Aug11, 2020

Working with HOM Housing Programs Webinar

By |August 11th, 2020|

FREE training opportunity for property managers and landlords!  WHAT:  Training webinar hosted by the Arizona Multihousing Association on how to work with HOM Housing Programs WHERE:  AMA Registration: https://www.azmultihousing.org/events/working-with-housing-assistance-programs WHO:  Open to ALL.  No need to be an AMA member to participate. WHEN:  Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 10 AM Housing vouchers are the single most effective tool in reducing homelessness and housing instability in communities, providing affordability for individuals and families and stable rental income for property managers. What if there was a private, [...]

Jun11, 2020

HOM Growth and Department Reorganization

By |June 11th, 2020|

We have experienced significant growth since the start of 2020. We've expanded operations with some existing partners and added some new housing program funding. As a result, we have a lot of new team members throughout the company and continue to recruit for key roles. Be sure to visit our Team Page for updated job and caseload assignments and contact information. One change we want to highlight for our landlord partners is the split of the Owner Support Department. We've split the team into two [...]

Mar20, 2020

HOM Response to COVID-19: Housing is Healthcare

By |March 20th, 2020|

Never before has the importance of safe and stable housing as a platform for health and well-being been more clear. While we are taking temporary measures to protect the health and safety of those we serve, our own team members and the community at large, please know that we are still working and remain steadfast in our commitment to help people secure and maintain housing in our programs. HOM Operations As of Monday, March 23, 2020, our physical office will be closed to outside visitors. [...]

Dec13, 2019

Housing Provider Transition FAQ – Welcome HOM

By |December 13th, 2019|

Effective February 1, 2020, HOM will begin serving housing program participants formerly assisted by our colleagues at Biltmore Properties, Inc., (BPI) on behalf of Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation.  Notice has been provided to these participants and their landlords along with clinical teams, case managers and supportive services providers. Our primary goal is to ensure that the transition of the housing assistance is seamless and without disruption to our participants and all involved.  The following FAQ provides helpful information related to this change. As a housing [...]

Aug29, 2019

New Law – Partial Payments and Housing Assistance Payments

By |August 29th, 2019|

In the 2019 Legislative Session, HOM, Inc., worked together with the Arizona Multihousing Association and attorneys from the residential property management sector to support the passage of HB2358 - landlord tenant; partial payment; assistance.  HB2358 addresses a Superior Court decision that informed Arizona landlords that if they received a housing assistance payment on behalf of a tenant with a Housing Choice Voucher absent a written contemporaneous agreement, the landlord waived their right to terminate a rental agreement for any breach by the tenant. Essentially, the [...]

May31, 2019

Annual Lease Renewals and Rent Increases

By |May 31st, 2019|

There are a few activities that happen annually in our Permanent Supportive Housing programs.  Participants must recertify their ongoing eligibility for assistance in the programs and units must be inspected and meet Housing Quality Standards (HQS) annually.  Another annual activity is the lease renewal process.  HOM facilitates the annual lease renewal process between our participants and landlords.  Did you know that the average tenancy in our Permanent Supportive Housing programs is 2.5 years?  Stable tenancies are a goal for all of us, so let’s look [...]

Apr24, 2019

Communication with HOM: Who, What, When and How

By |April 24th, 2019|

Communication is the single most important aspect of conducting any business. We can’t accomplish our collective goal of providing safe, quality housing to people without doing it often and well. Our role puts us right in the middle of multiple parties in the housing process: participants, case managers, and landlords. We’re a bit like air traffic controllers, directing traffic and ensuring we all make it home. We want to make sure you’re aware of the best ways to find the right people to speak [...]

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