The CAC Supportive Housing Program (SHP) is a multi-service program for those who meet the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s (HUD) definition of chronic homelessness. The program is intended to help chronically homeless with disabilities move toward self-sufficiency.
Founded on the principles of Housing First, meaning we address housing needs to stabilize housing first before other issues and barriers, SHP offers long-term case management to help participants get back on their feet.
In Dane County, a HUD-sponsored network called the Homeless Services Consortium maintains a community-wide priority list of those who meet this definition. When CAC has an opening, we refer to this list and reach out to those with the highest priority housing needs.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) offers a wide range of supportive services to veteran households with limited incomes, including housing stability services and both VA and non-VA services that support family well-being. Housing stability includes preventing the loss of current housing and, when needed, finding alternate housing that is both safe and affordable.
Reducing School Mobility
This program offers intensive housing services to families who have children enrolled in Leopold, Mendota, Lake View, Gompers or Lindbergh schools in Madison. Services may include developing an individualized housing plan and short-term financial assistance with issues affecting families’ housing stability.
Early Childhood Zones (ECZs)
The ECZ program offers intensive, limited-term housing services in Madison’s Leopold and Mendota/Northside neighborhoods.
These services may include: short-term rent assistance, developing an individualized housing stability plan, information and referral, and helping to remedy any issues that prevent families from securing stable housing.
Our caseworkers strive to build strong, working relationships to help each family achieve their goals. To be eligible, a family must be currently enrolled in a ECZ home visiting program and must be referred for housing services by one of the initiative’s home-visiting programs.