PROVIDED BY THE AGENCY
WDC provides an array of affordable housing programs to homeless and low income families and individuals in the community. All housing programs are linked to social services, which helps residents reach and maintain self-sufficiency. WDC implies a continuum-of-care approach, with each housing component complementing the next level of service offered.
The Transitional Housing (TH) Program (1987)
The TH Program provides furnished housing, case management and supportive services to homeless single parents with dependent children who are working towards independence and self-sufficiency. The homeless family is moved into one of WDC’S furnished apartments. Each resident works with a caseworker to develop a case plan that will help guide them towards success. Caseworkers provide vital assistance to families so they can obtain employment, secure needed services and find suitable affordable permanent housing.
The Homeownership Services Program (1993)
The Homeownership Services Program provides a wide variety of educational and counseling services to low-income residents of Clark County. Education services include financial literacy, first-time homebuyer, second-chance home ownership and foreclosure intervention.
One-on-one counseling services include housing, default and credit counseling.
The Affordable Rental Program (1994)
The Affordable Rental Program assists low-income families and individuals with safe, secure and sanitary apartments that are affordable. Potential tenants must demonstrate that they are stable, low-income, earning 60% or less of area median income (AMI), adjusted for family size. A support service component attached to the program helps prevent future homelessness by providing service coordination, employment information and referrals. The apartments are close to public transportation, employment, schools, medical facilities and shopping centers.
Lindell Harbor Senior Apartments (2002)
The Lindell Harbor Senior Apartments provides income-eligible persons 55 years of age and older with a clean, safe and affordable apartment. Applicants must be at or below 50% of the AMI.
The cozy 19-unit community consists of 12 deluxe one-bedroom apartments, 7 deluxe two-bedroom apartments, recreation room and covered parking for all residents. Included in the energy-efficient apartments are washer/dryer hook-ups, private patio/balcony and dishwasher and garbage disposal. There is also an on-site laundry facility and barbeque and picnic area.
The HOPWA Housing Program provides affordable permanent housing to families and individuals living with HIV/AIDS based on income guidelines. WDC provides a variety of supportive services and collaborates with other community agencies to help ensure that residents receive all necessary services.
WDC was one of the first agencies in the valley to provide TH services to homeless women and children.
Over the past three decades, the agency has continued to meet the community’s housing needs by expanding services and programs. What started out as a small program for women and children has grown to programs that meets the housing needs of single fathers, intact families, couples without children and individuals. WDC has created programs that provide transitional, affordable, permanent housing and home-ownership opportunities.
Moreover, WDC provides numerous workshops and referrals as well as clothing and food drives on site. Assisting over 280 individuals a month with wrap around services.