EFH is an alcohol and drug-free program. Applicants, while receiving supportive housing, remain abstinent from all substances except those prescribed by their physician. Those tenants who have a history of substance abuse are required to have been clean and sober for a minimum of one year and be actively participating in a recovery program.
The Qualified Applicant
Elijah Family Homes carefully screens its clients and there are stringent rules to which they must commit. An application with accompanying documents must be completed first. Upon review and acceptance of the application, rigorous interviews are conducted for further information gathering. A decision is made and a client is notified of the outcome.
Elijah Family Homes participants must abide by established policies and:
The top priority of EFH is providing rent subsidies. Rent subsidies for EFH cost an average of $5,000 per family per year. Tenants share rent costs with sliding scale payments. A second priority for EFH is to offer resources for tenants to have:
In selecting housing, Elijah Family Homes focuses on safety and security. EFH tenants present a special needs population, including: