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St. Joseph Supportive Housing

Catholic Charities owns and operates two eight-unit apartment buildings in Elsmere, which together house sixteen families. With funding provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), we provide intensive case management services and assistance to these previously homeless families and individuals. In order to be eligible, a family must include at least one adult or child with a disability. This is permanent housing and families may stay indefinitely, though most choose to move on when they have achieved stability in terms of employment and income.

Catholic Charities provides case management services to assist tenants in achieving the degree of self-sufficiency of which they are capable. Rent is determined by an income-based sliding scale and includes utilities. Rents vary from $0 for tenants who have no income other than SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) to $662 for a family of four where the head of household works and earns approximately $27,000 per year.

Case managers provide support to tenants in a variety of ways. Intensive case management involves meeting with tenants weekly and providing support and encouragement. Case managers also assist tenants in developing achievable goals. Typical goals include finding and keeping a job, learning how to budget and manage money, developing a healthy lifestyle, or gaining a GED or other educational qualification.

For more information about St. Joseph Apartments, please contact Catholic Charities Client Care 859-581-8974.

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