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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Transitional Housing?

Transitional Housing is provided for a maximum of two years. The housing is service-enriched with individual programming to help residents meet their personal and vocational goals. 

Is there any medical care available? What happens if a resident gets ill?

No medical care is provided in our housing programs. However, if needed, residents can bring in medical support if needed to live safely. This may mean home health aides, medical alert systems, family, care teams or nurses. If they cannot live safely with the apartment, they will be transferred to a location where they can receive appropriate care. 

How big is the facility?

The program has one - three bedroom apartments with an interior courtyard and a large community center. 

Who is on the staff?

The program is run by two full-time social workers as well as two maintenance staff. 

What is the cost?

Costs are set by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines, which is normally 30% of the resident's income. There is a small deduction from the program fee to help pay for utilities. 

How long can I stay at Believe and Faith?

The general length of stay is from six months to two years. 

Can I live at Believe and Faith more than once?

Yes, if you transition out and need to return for more support, you can return to the waiting list. No one is automatically accepted back into the program.

Will I live alone or with family and friends?

You may apply to the program alone or with family and friends. All applicants must qualify for the program and agree to the rules and regulations of Believe and Faith. 

Can family and friends visit?

Yes. Family and friends are asked to follow the same rules as the residents. No overnight visitors are allowed longer than two days with approval. 

Are there any community events?

Yes. There are community gatherings around major religious and ethnic holidays as well as bingo nights, movie nights, ice cream socials and other events based on resident interests. There are also skills trainings, such as computer classes and resume-writing workshops. Volunteers prepare weekly lunches and dinners in the community center so residents can come together to socialize. 

Can I cook in my apartment?

Yes. Each apartment has typical kitchen appliances. 

Are the apartments furnished?

No. Occasionally though, the programs will have furniture to loan to residents and will do so. If furnishings are not available to loan, the resident is responsible for supplying their own. The staff will assist by providing information about resources. 

Who is responsible for apartment utilities?

Residents are responsible for paying their utilities. 

Who is responsible for apartment maintenance?

The off-site maintenance staff maintain the complex.

Do I need renter's insurance?

Yes, if you wish to be insured. 

What security is provided?

No security is provided. Each resident is responsible for making sure the complex is a safe place to live. 

Is there additional storage space?

No. Residents' belongings need to fit inside the apartment they rent. 

Is there a waiting list?

Yes. Your application, when approved, will be placed on the list. When an opening occurs, all applications will be reviewed for placement. 

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