Housing Support Services

Ending homelessness with permanent housing options

IHS staff works close with clients to find a housing solution that best serves their individual needs, including rental assistance, security and utility deposit payment, past due rent payment, and social services. Housing Specialists also conduct housing inspections, help furnish apartments and gather households necessities, assist with rental payment plans, budgeting, and understanding tenant responsibility and housekeeping to maintain a clean and healthy home. 

Much of our success is in part from the relationships between IHS Housing Specialists and landlords /property management companies. We have extensive experience helping clients become responsible and respectful tenants. For more information, please download our brochure.


Permanent Supportive Housing Programs

Permanent supportive housing programs provide rental subsidies coupled with long-term case management services to chronically homeless individuals and families with disabilities. It is a national best practice strategy which effectively helps vulnerable and needful clients to become stable and reintegrated back as they re-establish a community that is welcoming, trusting, and supportive of their basic needs. 

Current IHS Permanent Supportive Housing programs include: Shelter Plus Care and Housing First

Shallow Rental Assistance and Housing Placement Programs

Shallow rental subsidies are short-term financial assistance programs that prevent at-risk individuals from losing housing or to provide recently homeless households with rapid re-housing assistance. Clients receiving shallow subsidies reach financial sustainability and self-sufficiency after a simple “hand-up” out of their crisis situation.

Current IHS Shallow Subsidy Programs include: Homeless Prevention, Rapid Re-Housing, Housing Placement Programs for Needy Families (TANF), Clean & Sober Transitions, Airline Relocation Assistance.


Mainstream Housing Placement Programs

IHS Housing Specialists and Case Managers connect people experiencing homelessness to housing units available throughout the island.

Mainstream Housing Options include: Public Housing, Senior Housing, Mental Health Group Homes, Clean & Sober Housing, Rent to Work, Section 8, Adult Residential Care Homes, Market Rental Units, Adult Foster Care Homes, HUD-VASH, and Supportive Services for Veteran Families.

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