Appalachian Family Housing provides assistance to our neighbors transitioning from homelessness to stable housing, empowering families to live independently in supportive housing.
Housing Assistance Program
Established in 2004, The Supportive Permanent Housing Program serves homeless
families with children residing in the eight counties of Upper East TN.
Eligible program participants meet weekly with an AFH case coordinator to receive
guidance in obtaining affordable housing and then continue weekly meetings to
establish, monitor and support each family’s monthly and weekly goals in addressing
employment, transportation, financial management, legal, education and healthcare
needs. financial management, legal, educational, family, and insurance.
Length of stay is based on each individual family’s needs and participant’s compliance
to program rules, regulations and expectations.
Applying to the Supportive Housing Program
Appalachian Family Housing's Supportive Housing Program is funded through
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Participants must meet ALL of the following to qualify and apply:
- The family meets HUD’s criteria definition of homelessness.
A family is defined as anyone who has legal custody of a child (e.g. mothers, fathers, grandparents, legal guardian, etc.) and are considered homeless if they are living in places not meant for human habitation (cars, parks, abandoned buildings, etc.), or staying in emergency shelter, are fleeing domestic violence or have been served an eviction notice and will be living on the street without assistance.
- At least one family member in the household is disabled.
Applicants are required to provide documentation of a "physical or mental impairment" which includes, but is not limited to, diseases and conditions of orthopedic, visual, speech/hearing impairments, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection, developmental disabilities, drug addiction (other than addiction caused by current, illegal use of a controlled substance) and alcoholism.
- Must provide legal identification for all household members.
Proper identification includes Social Security card, birth certificate and documentation of custody (where applicable) of minor children in the family.
- Must pass a background check.
All family members 18 years and older are required to submit to a background check.
- Be willing to abide by the rules and expectations of the Supportive Housing program.
Office visits are by appointment only!