Market View Apartments F.A.Q.
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2. What is the Federal government's definition of a chronically homeless person?
Three of the 8 units at Market View give preference to single individuals who meet HUD's (Department of Housing and Urban Development) definition of chronically homeless. HUD adopted the Federal definition which defines a chronically homeless person as "either (1) an unaccompanied homeless individual with a disabling condition who has been continuously homeless for a year or more, OR (2) an unaccompanied individual with a disabling condition who has had at least four episodes of homelessness in the past three years."
3. What is meant by "disabling condition" in the chronically homeless definition?
A disabling condition is defined as "a diagnosable substance abuse disorder, a serious mental illness, developmental disability, or chronic physical illness or disability, including the co-occurrence of two or more of these conditions." In addition, "a disabling condition limits an individual's ability to work or perform one or more activities of daily living."(Questions and Answers: A Supplement to the 2006 Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance NOFA and Application: p.7).
4. How long can a resident of Market View Apartments reside there?
Market View Apartments is a permanent supportive housing program. Residents have their own apartments and a traditional lease agreement. As long as they follow the agreed upon terms of the lease and continue to be eligible for the Project Based Section 8 aspects of the program, they may live at Market View indefinitely.
5. What kinds of activities must a resident of Market View Apartments participate in?
Residents of Market View Apartments must participate in some kind of activity for at least 20 hours per week. For some residents, this means part-time employment, for others is means volunteering, and for others it may mean education or job training. Keeping appointments with doctors and social service supports in the community, and participating in Market View activities can count toward this requirement. Your case worker will work with you individually to create a plan of activities that suits your needs and abilities.