WHO ARE BLOCK RESIDENTS?
A tenant of a BLOCK Home who was formerly living unsheltered. We work very closely with agencies such as Mary’s Place, Community Psychiatric Clinic and Chief Seattle Club for BLOCK resident referrals. Case managers from these agencies refer clients to the BLOCK Project when they are confident that their client will thrive in our program.
I AM CURRENTLY HOMELESS, HOW CAN I GET A BLOCK HOME?
To participate in The BLOCK Project, you must first be a client of one of our partnered agencies, such a Community Psychiatric Clinic, Chief Seattle or Mary’s Place. Your case manager has the opportunity to make a referral based on program availability, as well as your eligibility and compatibility.
DO RESIDENTS PAY RENT?
We do not accept rent at this time.
HOW ARE HOSTS AND RESIDENTS MATCHED?
Hosts and residents will participate in a matchmaking process to ensure that they are compatible. Hosts and residents will answer a series of questions regarding their lifestyle, temperament, personal health, and other information. Once a match has been made, Facing Homelessness encourages both parties to continue growing their relationship.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA?
Case managers are trained to refer clients they are confident will thrive as a resident in this community building project. Residents must be in good standing with their case manager, have at least a six-month history with their case manager, exhibit self-sufficiency, and a desire to be immersed in a residential neighborhood.
WHO IS THE DESIGNATED CONTACT AT FACING HOMELESSNESS FOR RESIDENTS?
Bénédicte Bicaba, BLOCK Programs Manager, Facing Homelessness
firstname.lastname@example.org | 206.632.7299