Assistance – Housing Services

Housing Services Program
Phone: (281) 885-4531

Housing Services at NAM is a comprehensive program to help families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and put them on a path toward self-sufficiency.

Through a variety of foundations and government grants, Housing Services provides:

  • Financial assistance with rent or mortgage
  • Help finding affordable housing
  • Case management
  • Referrals to address other needs

In fiscal year 2014-2015, Housing Services at NAM helped 1,417 people find housing, then provided case management and other supportive services to make sure they successfully kept their homes. Another 73 people were able to avoid homelessness through financial assistance with rent or mortgage.

About the program

Housing Services at NAM provides help in a variety of ways. NAM’s Supportive Housing Program, funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides housing subsidies and supportive services to homeless families. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program provides one month’s rent or mortgage for anyone who resides in Harris County and is unable to pay due to a sudden unexpected reduction in income or paid emergency expense There are no income restrictions for eligibility, but they must be legally responsible for the payment. The new Homes for School Children project is a partnership between NAM and the Harris County Housing Authority. Its goal is to quickly provide housing and intensive support to families with children in kindergarten through high school. In its first full year, the Homes for School Children project enrolled 88 families.

Because funding comes from a variety of sources, NAM staff members interview prospective clients to determine if they qualify for one of the available programs. Applicants must provide documentation related to identification and residency.

Annual Amounts not to exceed: (50% AMI)

Family Maximum Income

2= $27,750             

3= $31,200     

4= $34,650

5= $337,450

6= $40,200

NAM also provides limited financial assistance through the Emergency Basic Needs program. For more information, click here.

Homes for School Children project

NAM’s Housing Services, in collaboration with Harris County Housing Authority, Harris County Community Services Department, and Texas Department of Housing & Community Services, has openings for clients in its Homes for School Children Project.

The program is designed to quickly provide housing and intensive support to families with children in kindergarten through high school.

Families

Annual Amounts not to exceed: (50% AMI)

# In Family Max. Income

2= $26,500

3= $29,800

4= $33,100

5= $35,750

6= $38,400

The Program Requirements are:
  1. For homeless families with school age children – at least one adult and one child enrolled in kindergarten through senior in High School and…
  2. the family is literally homeless according to HUD’s definition.
  3. Child(ren) are enrolled in a school located in the Harris County Service Area.
  4. Family is willing to reside in Northwest Harris County area.
  5. Gross Annual Household income is below 50% Area Median Income.
  6. No felonies within past five years.

For more information, please call (281) 885-4531.

 

Funds are generously provided by:

  • Episcopal Health Charities

The area’s largest public charity focused solely on public health and research in the areas’ most underserved neighborhoods. A one-of-a-kind entity in Texas, the Charities provides responsible stewardship to strengthen and sustain funded programs, recognizing that research practices built on community partnerships often produce more effective interventions and outcomes. To date, the Charities has touched 15 million lives with $90 million distributed through nearly 1,800 research-informed grants to nonprofit community health service programs throughout Southeast Texas.

  • Frees Foundation
  • Hammon Foundation

 

Homes for School Children project

NAM’s Housing Services, in collaboration with Harris County Housing Authority, Harris County Community Services Department, and Texas Department of Housing & Community Services, has openings for clients in its Homes for School Children Project.

The program is designed to quickly provide housing and intensive support to families with children in kindergarten through high school. Please see details at left.