Homelessness Diversion Pilot Program

Homelessness Diversion Pilot Program

*Clients do NOT have to go through Coordinated Access Entry for this program*

This program is designed to prevent, divert and rapidly exit individuals/households from the homeless response system by: understanding what caused the housing crisis, empowering clients to find immediate alternate housing arrangements, prevent clients from losing their housing, and ending the experience of homelessness as quickly as possible.

Interventions include:

  • negotiate a return to previous housing
  • secure short-term, non-shelter accommodations (hotels)
  • secure accommodations in apartments or homes (including shared housing)
  • return clients to family for housing support
  • connect clients with services to help them secure stable housing
  • connect clients with financial assistance, not to exceed $2,500 per household, to help them secure stable housing


To be eligible individuals/households must:

  • are at-risk of becoming homeless
  • meet the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or McKinney-Vento definition of homeless
  • have a household income of 60% or below of the Area Median Income (AMI), as defined by HUD


Contact Info

Those interested in learning more should contact:

Lisa Scott, Diversion and Prevention Specialist