Our Program

We believe any able bodied homeless person should be given a chance to succeed.

Once we complete construction of our tiny houses village we will be accepting homeless applicants. Our clients will be expected to work towards self sufficiency to be part of our program. 

 

The Horizon Houses Program

 

Phase 1:

Once accepted into the program, clients will be given a 60 day lease on one of our tiny houses for free to allow them time to find employment. 

Clients will be required to keep their house clean. Houses will be subject to weekly inspections.

Clients will be required to check in at least once a week. 

Clients will be expected to seek full time employment. In order to continue to Phase 2 of the program, clients will be required to hold one or more jobs totalling a minimum of 35 hours per week.

Clients will be required to have a state issued ID, checking and savings account by the end of Phase 1 in order to continue on to Phase 2.

Help with building a resume and searching for a job will be offered weekdays to all clients in Phase 1 who are not already employed, but it is the responsibility of the client to complete these tasks. 

 

Phase 2:

Clients completing Phase 1 will be allowed to move on to Phase 2 of the program.

Phase 2 is 30 days and will require the client to pay $100 rent for the month.

Clients will continue to check in once a week and be required to maintain their employment. 

Clients will continue to be subject to house inspections during Phase 2.

 

Phase 3:

Clients completing Phase 2 and wishing to continue the program will be given a month to month lease at $300 a month for up to three months.

Half of the $300 rent paid by the clients will go to fund Horizon Houses operations. The other half will be held by Horizon Houses until successful completion of the program.

Clients will be encouraged to save additional money in their savings account. Money management counseling will be made available to all clients in Phase 3 of the program.

Clients will still be expected to take care of their house, but will no longer be subject to inspections. 

Clients will still be expected to check in once a week. Horizon Houses must be notified of the client will not be home for more than three days in a row. 

 

Phase 4:

Clients completing Phase 3 of the program will be given the opportunity to continue on to Phase 4 of the program. 

To prepare the clients for their transition to their own place, a month to month lease will be offered at $600 a month.

Half of the $600 rent paid by the clients will go to fund Horizon Houses operations. The other half will be held by Horizon Houses until successful completion of the program.

Clients will still be required to check in once a week and maintain full time employment.

Clients in Phase 4 are encouraged to spend time with their community and share their success with clients still in the first three phases of the program. 

 

Program Completion

Clients completing the program should be confident in their ability to find an apartment and move out of their tiny house, so that someone else can move in and beging their journey to self sufficiency.

Horizon Houses will be holding $2,250 in savings for the client. Upon completion of the program a check will be given to them in this amount to allow them to afford first months rent and security deposits in their new apartment. Should a client not complete the program, any money being held for them will be kept by Horizon Houses.