New Program to Provide Permanent Housing for Homeless Individuals and Families
GREENVILLE, SC – November 1, 2011 – The Upstate Homeless Coalition today announced its Home At Last (H.A.L) program to provide permanent housing for homeless individuals with disabilities and homeless families with at least one member who has a disability. H.A.L launches today and will serve Anderson, Oconee and Pickens Counties with 15 households.
“Living with a disability or caring for a family member with a disability can be challenging enough with a roof over your head,” said Linda Wilson, director of fund development and programming. “The added struggle of homelessness and poverty can be too much to handle. We’re thrilled to launch the Home At Last program and to be able to offer permanent housing to individuals and families in need.
Applicants who have qualified for the program are within a specified low-income bracket and have provided a letter from a physician or other qualified professional certifying the disability
The introduction of the H.A.L program this fall was made possible in part by the success of the Upstate Homeless Coalition’s annual Bridesmaid’s Ball fundraiser that took place at the Greenville Marriott in February of this year. The 2012 Bridesmaid’s Ball is scheduled for Feb. 18, 2012, and tickets will go on sale in December
For more information on the Upstate Homeless Coalition’s annual Bridesmaid’s Ball or to purchase tickets, please visit www.upstatehomeless.com.
About Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina
The Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness through programming, advocacy, and building safe and affordable housing. UHCSC coordinates the Continuum of Care throughout a 13 county area, helping to find gaps in services for homeless people and develop strategies to close the gaps. UHCSC takes a holistic approach to help homeless people build new lives. For more information, please visit www.upstatehomeless.com.