Move-In Assistance

When families and individuals experience homelessness, they often do not have funds for security deposits, utility hook-ups, or the household goods and furniture they need to settle into a home when they get housing assistance. 

Such expenses are not covered by many of the primary publicly-funded subsidy programs, but private support for such needs can help the public programs to operate more efficiently and to house people more quickly. In some cases, households exiting homelessness may be moving into a neighborhood where they do not have friends or family connections.

PHA partnerships with faith-based and community organizations can help provide people with the items that are essential to furnishing an apartment or house, and they may offer additional informal support that would help an individual or family to feel welcomed into their new home and community.