​​Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter

What We Do…

Rapid Re-Housing

The rapid re-housing approach aims to move literally homeless households into housing as quickly as possible when shelter stays are not required.  Households may qualify for up to 30 days of assistance and can be re-certified if funds are available and an ongoing need can be documented.   Note that there is some overlap between emergency shelter clients and rapid re-housing clients.

Over the last 12 months, we assisted 25 households comprising 33 adults and 15 children with rapid re-housing.

Homeless Prevention Program 

The homeless prevention approach is meant to keep households in their homes if they are facing eviction due to a financial crisis beyond their control.  It typically does not cover a security deposit unless a household is forced to move due to foreclosure of their rental unit or a similar event.  Households must be "extremely low income" (under 30% of the Area Median Income).

Over the last 12 months, we assisted 52 households comprising 84 adults and 95 children with Homeless Prevention

Emergency Shelter

Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter provides up to two weeks of hotel/motel vouchers for homeless households who are working to obtain permanent housing, but the rental unit is not yet available.  Single men or families with adult men are prioritized as there are no shelters in Shenandoah County that house adult males.

Over the last 12 months, we assisted 16 households comprising 26 adults and 14 children with Emergency Shelter

Tenant Based Rental Assistance

This funding is used to move households currently in non-affordable housing into housing they can afford and to assist households who can typically afford their current housing but experienced a temporary financial crisis jeopardizing their housing stability.  In most cases assistance will only be provided for one partial month's rent and/or security deposit. 

Over the last 12 months, we assisted 34 households comprising 48 adults and 39 children with Homeless Prevention