HomeBase


CAMBA's HomeBase Program is an integral part of New York City's plan to end homelessness.  Since 2004, CAMBA has been contracted by NYC Department of Homeless Services to operate the HomeBase Program.  Originally, CAMBA HomeBase worked to stabilize families and individuals who were at risk of homelessness and residing in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn.  In 2007, the program expanded to cover most of Brooklyn and all of Staten Island.  HomeBase provides Rapid Rehousing services to families who are placed in designated city "hotel" shelters.  The program also focuses on identifying families with the services they need to maintain housing in the community.  Another key component of HomeBase is providing aftercare services for families who have exited shelters with short-term rental subsidies.  In 2008, 92% of HomeBase preventative clients avoided entering the shelter system.  Of our rapidly re-housed clients, 98% have maintained housing.  Under recent contractual changes, HomeBase will engage and rapidly re-house families who are residing in emergency shelter hotels within 120 days of being found eligible for city shelter.  Overall, assessed and qualified program participants are provided with Case Management, Entitlement Advocacy, Budgeting & Financial Workshops, Education & Employment Services, Legal Services, Informal Mediation and in some cases, rental assistance.

 

 

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