Transitional Housing Programs
SMOC’s Transitional Housing Programs may be able to provide temporary housing (scattered site) for homeless families.  Eligible applicants must participate in case management, goal setting, budget counseling, develop a housing plan and seek permanent housing.  Direct services may include security deposits and short term rent assistance.  Applicants must meet program specific eligibility guidelines.  Assistance is limited to funding available. 

Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program
SMOC’s Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program may be able to assist households to stabilize their housing by utilizing homeless assistance or eviction prevention.  Eligible applicants must participate in case management and budget counseling designed to prevent homelessness or decrease the number of days a household is homeless.  Direct services may include security deposits, first month’s rent and payment of past due rent.  Applicants must meet program specific eligibility guidelines.  Assistance is limited to funding available.    

FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Program
The Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program was created to supplement and expand the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, in an effort to help people with economic (not disaster related) emergencies.  This supplemental funding is open to all organizations helping hungry and homeless people, and is available on a limited basis.  Agencies in Murray, Nobles, Pipestone and Rock Counties may request funds to supplement and expand current available resources.  The funds cannot substitute or reimburse ongoing programs or services.  These funding opportunities occur once per year.  Contact the Community Service Coordinator to find out if there are currently funds available and application deadlines.