Anthony Clemons had been living in an abandoned house in Detroit for more than three years. He was working at a warehouse, but his low…
We provide a broad range of services and housing assistance for families, veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness. Our Housing First approach is based on our firm belief that everyone has the right to safe, decent and affordable housing; and that securing housing for the homeless person enables him or her to effectively respond to treatment of mental illness and substance abuse issues that are often the root causes of homelessness. We work to secure the documents and assistance for those in need to become eligible for our housing programs.
Coordinated Assessment Model
The Coordinated Assessment Model (CAM) is a systemic approach to homeless programming that focuses on aligning the needs of households that are experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis with the best program to address their needs. Our supportive housing programs to address homelessness are located at our Housing Resource Center (HRC).
Piquette Square for Veterans
Piquette Square is a 150-unit apartment project in Detroit to house and care for homeless veterans. Piquette Square offers comprehensive support services to help the veterans develop self-sufficiency and reintegrate into the community. Southwest Solutions developed Piquette Square and owns and manages it.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program aims to improve very low income veteran families’ housing stability. SSVF provides outreach and case management services and assists participants in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits. Veterans may qualify for short term rental assistance or assistance with first month’s rent, security deposit and /or utility assistance. The SSVF program is implemented through our Housing Resource Center.
94% of those helped into housing have remained in permanent housing for more than six months