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EDEN Programs

EDEN's programs are designed to help persons with disabilities and/or coming from homelessness realize their full potential. We offer permanent & temporary rental subsidy programs to qualified individuals and families.

Before addressing any other issues, Housing First enables people experiencing the highest barriers to housing, the chronic homelessness, to find a permanent place to call home. Lease compliance is the only requirement, and participation in supportive services is voluntary. We partner with several social service agencies so that tenants are able to maintain their independence and fulfill their aspirations. Supportive services are client-driven, and tailored to the needs of each resident. More than 97% of residents opt to participate in an array of on-site supportive services.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Please note that referrals to EDEN must come through COORDINATED INTAKE, a program wait list, or through agencies that have agreements with EDEN to refer their clients. Applicants cannot self-refer except when wait lists are open.

Keep in mind that each program has a specific set of required eligibility criteria, and some programs are only offered through specific partner agencies. If a program is closed, or if you do not qualify for our programs, you can visit the website of one of EDEN's partners, such as CHN Housing Partners. You can also dial 2-1-1, United Way of Greater Cleveland's First Call for Help.

We have included HUD definitions of homeless, chronically homeless, and DedicatedPLUS, as well as Federal definitions of low-income and very-low income, in our FAQs page. Contact information for COORDINATED INTAKE is also included.

 

Program

Description

Eligibility

How to Apply

Permanent Supportive Housing - EDEN Properties (PSH)

  • Buckeye Square
  • Commons at West Village
  • Edgewood Park
  • Emerald Commons
  • Greenbridge Commons I
  • Greenbridge Commons II
  • Harper's Pointe
  • Inez Killingsworth Pointe
  • The Liberty
  • Northridge Commons
  • Southpointe Commons
  • The Winton on Lorain

Long-term supportive housing operated by EDEN consists of 12 properties with efficiency and 1-bedroom units.

Supportive services are available on-site.

24-hour front desk and/or on-site security.

Tenant pays 30% of their gross adjusted monthly income towards rent & utilities.

  • Tenant must meet Federal very low-income limits AND
  • Tenant must be homeless, chronically homeless, or meet the definition of DedicatedPLUS AND
  • Tenant must have a documented disability

Applications are open through COORDINATED INTAKE.

 

Permanent Supportive Housing Subsidy Programs

  • Shelter Plus Care (SPC)
  • Supportive Housing Program (SHP)

Long-term housing subsidy with private landlords. Includes units in single homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, and apartment buildings.

Supportive services provided by FrontLine, YWCA, and other social service agencies.

The household pays 30% of their gross adjusted monthly income towards rent & utilities.

  • Household must meet Federal very low-income limits AND
  • Head of household must be homeless, chronically homeless, or meet the definition of DedicatedPLUS AND
  • Head of household must have a documented disability AND
  • Head of household should be linked to a social service agency.

Applications are open through COORDINATED INTAKE.

Sponsor-Based Rental Assistance (SRA)

  • Independence Place (YWCA)
  • Opportunity House
    (Humility of Mary)
  • St. Joseph's Commons
    (FrontSteps)
  • Superior
    (Famicos)

 

Long-term “project-based” housing subsidy used in partnership with nonprofit agencies.

The property owner maintains a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with EDEN.

Supportive services are available on-site.

The household pays 30% of their gross adjusted monthly income towards rent & utilities.

  • Tenant must meet Federal very low-income limits AND
  • Tenant must be homeless, chronically homeless, or meet the definition of DedicatedPLUS AND
  • Tenant must have a documented disability

Applications are open through COORDINATED INTAKE.

Eviction Prevention Services

  • CARES Act
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA)

Short-term and/or arrears rental assistance to prevent evictions of eligible households.

Some funds require documentation of COVID-related impact.

Eligibility is re-assessed at periodic intervals.

  • Household must meet Federal income limits.

 

Applications are open through NEO Rent Help and referral partners of EDEN.

 

Rapid Re-Housing

  • Continuum of Care (COC)
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • Ohio Housing Trust Fund (HTF)

Short-term (4-6 months) emergency housing assistance for individuals or families who are currently homeless.

Housing location services provided by EDEN.

Supportive services are provided by FrontLine, University Settlement, Family Promise, West Side Catholic Center, and Salvation Army.

Every household works with a case manager who links them to resources that will help increase income, manage money, and successfully maintain housing independently at the end of the program.

  • Household must meet Federal very low-income limits AND
  • Head of household must be currently homeless.

Applications are open through COORDINATED INTAKE.

Rapid Re-Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Short-term emergency housing assistance for individuals or families who are fleeing domestic violence.

Housing location services provided by EDEN.

Supportive services are provided by FrontLine, The Journey Center, Jewish Family Services, and The Rape Crisis Center.

  • Head of household must be actively fleeing domestic violence.

Applications are open through COORDINATED INTAKE or through The Journey Center or Jewish Family Services.

Returning Home Ohio (RHO) and Returning Home Cuyahoga County (RHCC) and Home for Good

Long- and short-term housing subsidies with private landlords. Includes units in single homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, and apartment buildings.

Supportive services provided by FrontLine.

Household pays up to 30% of their gross adjusted monthly income towards rent & utilities.

  • Applicant must be currently incarcerated, or have been incarcerated within the last 120 days AND
  • Applicant must have a documented disability AND
  • Applicant must be homeless upon release from prison

 

Currently accepting applications for the wait list.

Referrals must be submitted by ODRC Unit Management Chiefs or by the Court System.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

 

In addition to rapid placement into housing, the program provides eviction prevention, short-term rental subsidy, utility connection, furniture assistance, transportation assistance, and connection with Veteran services and community resources.

  • A member of the household must be a veteran AND
  • Household is at risk of becoming homeless or is currently homeless
  • Household must meet Federal income limits

Applications are open through FrontLine.

 

Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA)

 

Long-term housing subsidy and/or security deposits with private landlords. Includes units in single homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, and apartment buildings.

Supportive services provided by the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, Nueva Luz, and MetroHealth.

Household pays 30% of their gross adjusted monthly income towards rent & utilities.

  • Household must meet Federal income limits AND
  • Head of household must have a documented diagnosis of HIV/AIDS

Applications are open through COORDINATED INTAKE or the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland, Nueva Luz, or MetroHealth.

 

Housing Assistance Program (HAP)

Short-term (2+ years) housing subsidy with private landlords. Includes single homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, and apartment buildings.

The household pays 40% of their gross adjusted monthly income towards rent & utilities.

  • Household must meet Federal very low-income limits AND
  • A member of the household must have a documented severe mental health disability AND
  • The member of the household with the disability must be linked with services through a contract mental health agency of the ADAMHS board.

 

The wait list for applications is currently closed due to high demand. EDEN will announce when it re-opens.

EDEN-Owned Scattered Site Housing

Permanent housing owned and operated by EDEN. Includes scattered sites of single homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, and apartments.

The household pays 40% of their gross adjusted monthly income towards rent & utilities.

  • Household must meet Federal very low-income limits AND
  • A member of the household must have a documented severe mental health disability AND
  • The member of the household with the disability must be linked with services through a contract mental health agency of the ADAMHS board.

The wait list for applications is currently closed due to high demand. EDEN will announce when it re-opens.

Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) - Mainstream

Permanent housing subsidy with private landlords. Includes single homes, duplexes, multi-family homes, and apartment buildings throughout Northeast Ohio, primarily in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio.

Household pays 30% - 40% of their gross adjusted monthly income towards rent & utilities.

  • A member of the household must be between the ages of 18 and 62 with an eligible disability AND
  • Household must meet Federal very low-income limits OR
  • Household must meet Federal low-income limits if continuously assisted

The wait list for applications is currently closed. EDEN will publicly announce when it re-opens.

To review the unique identifiers of the 600 persons who were randomly selected for the Mainstream Waitlist in 2019, click here for the wait list identifiers.

 

HUD Multi-Family Properties

  • Weider-Silver Manor
  • Franklin Place Apartments
  • Third Project Apartments

EDEN manages these HUD 811 and 202/8 properties.

There are 1- to 3-bedroom units. Applicants must be families consisting of at least two members for multi-bedroom units.

Household pays 30% of their gross adjusted monthly income towards rent & utilities.

  • Household must meet Federal very low-income limits AND
  • One member of the of household must have a documented severe mental illness

The wait lists for applications is currently closed. EDEN will publicly announce when a wait list re-opens.

 

 

EDEN's mission is to provide housing solutions to people facing the challenges of housing insecurities and homelessness.
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