- 205 homeless households
- 199 households facing evictions
- 282 relocations
- 19 households facing foreclosure
- 16 households facing tax foreclosure
- 32 supportive housing households
- 213 offender success households
- 103 Section 8 Mainstream Voucher households
Revenue and Support
- Program Expenses: $1,767,510
- Management & General Expenses: $63,731
- Fundraising Expenses: $317
- End of Year Net Asset Balances: $449,634
Total Revenue & Other Supports: $1,838,906
State of Homelessness
- In 2018 there were 603 people who were literally homeless in Eaton County and 132 people who were homeless in Clinton County. This number does not include people who were couch surfing or staying with friends or family.
- These number represent a decline from 2017's numbers
- During 2018, children accounted for nearly 19% of Eaton's and almost 39% of Clinton's homeless population
- Women made up well over half (62%) of the literally homeless population in Eaton and Clinton counties.
- National homeless numbers rose again in 2018, up 0.3% from 2017
News and Events
Mainstream Voucher Program Expansion
2018 saw the expansion of our Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher program, headed by Charlene Smith. 28 vouchers were added, for a new total of 103 vouchers.
HSMM was able to place 9 of these new vouchers in Clinton County. These vouchers are awarded to persons with verifiable disabilities. Most often, SSI ($750/mth in 2018!) and/or SSDI are the only sources of income for these people. The community is well -served by this program, as these apartments are regularly inspected to insure compliance with HUD’s HQS policies. In addition, nearly $50,000 per month in rents are paid directly to community landlords. We look forward to continuing the expansion of this vital program!
Project Resource Connect
In 2018, the Eaton County Continuum of Care held its 11th annual Project Resource Connect (PRC) event at the First Lutheran Church in Charlotte. HSMM’s AmeriCorps member, Mikayla Bower, took the lead on coordinating the event. PRC is a grant-funded “one-stop shop” for those in our community who are homeless or who are low-income, to help them in gaining access to resources for housing, health, and employment. This January event was able to assist over 100 participants. The event hosted 21 agencies, including SIREN/Eaton Shelter, the Eaton County Health Department, CACS, Peckham, Inc., and many others. They offered housing information and referrals, employment search assistance, and interview tips, as well as a free lunch. Each guest also received a gift bag of personal care items such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and razors. Clothing, including winter coats, were available for all members of the family. Next year’s PRC will be held on Thursday, August 8th at the First Baptist Church in Charlotte, in conjunction with the Eaton Clothing Center’s “Back to School” event.
PSH Comes to Clinton County
2018 marked the creation of 9 permanent supportive housing units in Clinton County. PSH is intended to assist single persons and families who are homeless and have a documented disability. The program uses a Housing First model to eliminate barriers and preference is given to persons who meet HUD’s definition of chronic homelessness. The PSH case manager works with the coordinated entry process/HARA staff and the client to locate housing and then provides long-term case management, on-going rental assistance, and assures adequate supportive services for the client. The PSH program uses a client-centered approach to assist clients in developing personalized goals by making referrals to agencies and groups who can provide additional resources.