Housing Stabilization Program
The Housing Stabilization Program (HSP) is an innovative homeless prevention program that helps families who have fallen behind on rent or mortgage payments due to extenuating circumstances. The program provides short-term rent, mortgage, and utility assistance to ensure that families remain stably housed through their housing crisis.
HSP is an extension of the assistance program that inspired the founding of Adopt-A-Family of the Palm Beaches, Inc. HSP prevents an episode of homelessness for 200 families per year in Palm Beach County and is the county’s largest non-governmental homeless prevention program. During the 2018-2019 funding year, HSP provided services to 202 households, and 83% of those households remained stably housed for one full year after agency intervention.
Housing Stabilization Program eligibility guidelines are as follows. To qualify, families must:
- Live in Palm Beach County
- Have minor children who reside with them
- Be able to document the unexpected financial crisis
- Have a five-day notice or other proof of imminent eviction
- Have enough income to self-sustain once the crisis is rectified.
To find out more, or if you are in need of services, please call (561) 253-1361.