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.

Live Well at Home Program
The Live Well at Home Program was created to assist older adults, elders and adults with disabilities who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.   With this program we will assist the participant to find affordable housing and advocate on behalf of that participant.  The program allows SMOC to provide rent, deposit and utility assistance.  The program might be able to assist that participant to find and secure household items, furniture and personal items.  There are guidelines the participant must follow during and after the process along with follow up monitoring. Contact our office for further information.