The WMHA/Transitions Program is a temporary housing solution to homelessness for families who experience a high number of obstacles in finding housing within the Region 14 Homeless Service Area. Butler, Clermont, and Warren County Ohio residents who are experiencing homelessness may be eligible for an extended period of time to have their rent paid in full to a landlord who agrees to the standard rental payment and submits to a Housing Quality Standards inspection.
Families may request assistance through case management services with referrals for food, insurance, employment, childcare, permanent housing, GED classes, and emergency utility assistance as available.
How do I qualify for Eligibility with Transitions?
1. Must meet the HUD definition of Homeless:
A. Literally Homeless
Individual or family who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, meaning:
(i) Has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not meant for human habitation;
(ii) Is living in a publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including congregate shelters, transitional housing, and hotels and
motels paid for by charitable organizations or by federal, state and local government programs); or
(iii) Is exiting an institution resided in for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that
B. Fleeing/Attempting to Flee DV
Any individual or family who:
(i) Is fleeing, or is attempting to flee, domestic violence;
(ii) Has no other residence; and
(iii) Lacks the resources or support
2. Must be a family
3. Must be income eligible under Area Median Income for HUD service area
4. Must be referred through a Region 14 Shelter program, or a community service agency, or an institution, church, or school, willing to self-certify with appropriate documentation.