Open Door is an EHE Housing First program as coordinated by PALSS
Open Door is a modified housing-first program that is open to individuals living with HIV who receive medical care and treatment services from PALSS and who demonstrate the ability to maintain housing stability once the program concludes. Although the program prioritizes families with children, there is no exclusion of single households for this program. Participants must receive a referral from a medical case manager and will be assigned a housing case manager. Behavioral health counseling, budget planning, and credit repair services are offered as part of this program.
Eligibility for the housing program is open to individuals who receive medical care and treatment services from PALSS and demonstrate the ability to continue to pay rent and maintain housing stability once the program concludes.
Applicants must meet the medical care engagement and adherence criteria set by PALSS and provide documentation to support their eligibility. Additionally, the applicant should be able to demonstrate financial capability to sustain rent payments beyond the program duration.
Although the program will prioritize families, there will be no exclusion of single households for this program.
Eligibility Criteria to be verified by the medical case manager prior to referral:
- Client must have a referral from a medical case manager.
- Client must have labs drawn once every six months to include CD4 and viral load.
- Client must complete one medical provider visit every six months.
- Client must complete annual medical care reassessment.
- Client must complete annual housing update.
- Client must engage in budget planning and credit repair services.