Almost Home Transitional Housing Program

"A Heart for the Homeless"

aka Almost Home   |   Winchester, TN   |  www.almosthomethp.org

Mission

To provide transitional housing while networking individuals and families with organizations to affirm permanent placement in jobs and housing. In 2015 we opened our first transitional home, a duplex which houses 2 families. We support them as they work, save their money, and learn household budget skills and other core values needed to establish themselves.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Mr. Dwain Money

Main address

P. O. Box 906

Winchester, TN 37398 USA

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EIN

27-2912474

NTEE code info

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Unknown (Z99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Almost Home was birthed out of a community advisory group composed of United Way, Good Samaritan, and Salvation Army to address the rising homelessness within Franklin County, Tennessee, In addition to rescuing the homeless and intercepting those who are in the eviction process as potentially viable candidates for our transitional housing program we assist many others in the homeless prevention process by assisting in rent and utility assistance. There are a number of senior citizens, disabled, and other low income families who would go homeless if it wasn't for assisting them financially.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Utilities Assistance

Utilities assistance is one prevention measure to avoid homelessness.

Population(s) Served

Rent assistance is offered for qualifying individuals in order to avoid their being left on the streets.  Qualifications do include a personal budget review that reflects their ability to sustain themselves in their housing.

Population(s) Served

We have the capacity to serve two families with children in our program.  We support these families while they work and save their money; and within six to 12 months we expect they will have saved enough so they can move into their own home and not need to rely again upon public support.

Population(s) Served

Qualified candidates will receive rent or utility deposit assistance where their budget review shows they can achieve sustainable housing.  Applicants may be homeless when they come to us; after counsel and guidance as to how to find affordable housing, they return when they have a lease agreement in hand along with part of the funds needed to secure housing and utilities.  We then work with the landlords and/or utility providers to determine how we can best assist the person.Our belief is that this type of assistance is, in the long run, much more valuable to the clients than placing them in a motel for a few nights.....after those nights, they still have no place to call home!

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 2012

Chamber of Commerce 2014

Goals & Strategy

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Our goal is to assist our clients in obtaining sustainable affordable housing.

In the area of homeless prevention we work with clients to teach them money management and to steer them in the direction of becoming debt free and work within a budget. We also refer them to other agencies and places of employment to improve their income levels.

In the area of homeless recovery we qualify clients who are more apt to achieve sustainable affordable housing as a result of their work history, their ability to work, and lack of criminal activity which may prevent them from working.

In working with clients who do not qualify within the aforementioned categories we work with them to locate public housing, group homes, and treatment centers as applicable to their needs.

We have an office location furnished by the County free of charge. We have a transitional house which handles two families at at time in which we require the client to pay a 1/3 of the utilities as well as escrow 10% savings which is provided to the client as they exit the program.

The board-of-directors for Almost Home Transitional Housing Program raised the money to purchase the existing transitional house debt free and has raised the money annually to maintain the facility as well as raise monies to prevent homelessness. There are always a number of families applying for the transitional house vacancy leaving an average of 3 to 4 families not served. in addition to families there are approximately 12 people in the immediate area and approximately 50 county wide who are living out on the streets for which we hope to provide a group home. We have some hurdles to get over with planning and zoning which has included homelessness within the verbiage for group homes. Once the third reading has been accepted in January we will be able to move towards the purchase of a targeted building with an asking price of $78k which will require additional upgrades to meet the building codes. Almost Home has an ongoing campaign to purchase additional real estate to meet the growing needs of homelessness and to address the lack of affordable housing. Almost Home is currently working with another non-profit organization which would like to transfer its senior citizens homes to Almost Home. Almost Home will incur a $40k debt with the transfer of the properties.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Almost Home Transitional Housing Program

Board of directors
as of 11/24/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dwain Money

President

Term: 2017 - 2019


Board co-chair

Pam Peck

Century 21

Term: 2017 - 2019

Janis Rose

Treasurer, Volunteer

Pam Peck

President

A.L. Shasteen

Community Volunteer

Jeff Pennington

Community Volunteer

Sarah Cunningham

Dwain Money

Kasai USA

Melanie Bain

"Retired"

Bonnie Green

"Community Volunteer"

Mary Davison

Community Volunteer

Darlene Chockley

Sherry Taylor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No