Frequently Asked Questions

CHRIS 180 and many federal, state and local and private funders work collectively to reach communities across Metro Atlanta to help prevent and end homelessness.

 

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: This resource offers emergency funding to prevent individuals and families from entering homeless by giving assistance for rent, utilities and in some cases, hotel and motel vouchers. This funding is subject to availability. Partners include: Housing and Urban Development- Emergency Solutions Grant from the United Way of Greater Atlanta, Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the DeKalb Community Development Department. To learn more, click here.

 

BRIDGE HOUSING:  Bridge Housing is a quick response to match individuals and families to an available location in their community for a temporary period while awaiting a permanent housing placement. Bridge Housing provides various forms of emergency housing through hotels and private or public landlords and gives individuals and families a safe, stable and home-style environment. Partners include but are not limited to: United Way of Greater Atlanta, Fulton County Department of Behavioral and Developmental Disabilities, Fulton County Government, and DeKalb Community Development Department. To learn more, click here.

 

RAPID RE-HOUSING: Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) removes barriers to find safe and stable housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness as quickly as possible. This program is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Housing assistance is obtained through Coordinated Entry System through a Coordinated Housing Assessment. CHRIS 180 receives referrals from the assessment. To be placed in the Coordinated Entry System please contact your local Continuum of Care office.

 

PERMANENT HOUSING: This program assists individuals and families who are chronically homeless and who have a family member who has been diagnosed with a disability. The program’s goal is to support individuals and their families to gain housing security through federal and local housing authority funding. Additional partners in permanent housing assistance include: Quest, Westside Future Fund, Atlanta Housing Department (HUD), Partners for Home, Fulton County Government and DeKalb Community Development Department. To learn more, click here.

 

HOMELESS PREVENTION: Homeless Prevention is a resource created to provide limited emergency financial assistance for rent and utility assistance so renters and homeowners can maintain housing stability. Partners include: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Emergency Solutions Grant, Fulton County Department of Behavioral and Developmental Disabilities, Fulton County Government, United Way of Greater Atlanta and DeKalb Community Development. To learn more, click here.

 

All projects and programs offer support services to assist with guiding individuals, families and communities in gaining housing stability, including:

  • Case Management
  • Mental and Medical Healthcare
  • Life Skills Development
  • Employment Referral