The Housing Stabilization Program (HSP) provides emergency assistance to families who have fallen behind on their rent or mortgage due to a temporary crisis. For many families, the threat of homelessness is just one crisis away from becoming a reality. The Housing Stabilization Program offers financial assistance, comprehensive case management, access to mental health services, and wraparound support services to ensure families remain stably housed while they weather the storm.
Preventing homelessness for 200 families a year, HSP is Palm Beach County’s largest non-governmental homeless prevention program.
HSP was Adopt-A-Family’s primary response during the COVID-19 crisis, when every family in Palm Beach County was forced to navigate the unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic. HSP expanded and adapted to better serve families devastated by the economic impact of the pandemic.
In the 202o fiscal year, HSP prevented eviction for 210 new households. According to the 1-year follow-ups conducted in 2021, 90% of the families were able to remain stably housed for a full year following agency intervention despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.
Housing Stabilization Program eligibility guidelines are as follows. To qualify, families must:
- Live in Palm Beach County
- Have minor children who reside with them
- Be able to document the unexpected financial crisis
- Have a 3-day notice or other proof of imminent eviction
- Have enough income to self-sustain once the crisis is rectified.
To find out more, or if you are in need of services, please call (561) 253-1361.