LASA (Lakewood Homeless Prevention) Shelter Program Short-term shelter housing provides families a safe turn-key ready apartment with stays of up to 30 days.
Phone and utility services are included along with case management focused on the family's immediate needs.
There is no charge to the participant for this service.
Transitional Program Transitional Housing provides families their own apartment or townhome for 12 to 24 months.
Families pay 30% of their eligible income which covers the apartment, utilities and, of course, case management.
Case Management focuses on long-term goals and helps move families from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Life Skills are also developed through classes with partnering agencies.
Family Permanency Project (FPP) They operate six units in Lakewood and four in Fife in a partnership with Sound Families, Pierce County Housing Authority, and social service agencies.
Families are provided an apartment along with case management services.
A limited number of Section 8 certificates are available to graduates of this program.
Section 8 is a federally-subsidized program that helps low income families pay their rent.
Ainsworth House This group house serves 3 to 4 young mothers and their babies.
Each mother and child can stay up to 24 months based on program participation.
Case management services are provided including education on parenting, finances, landlord-tenant rights/laws, and other life skills.
Permanent Low Income Housing Orchard Heights is a privately owned apartment community that receives a tax credit for renting out 10 units at low cost to formerly homeless families.
LASA is able to partner with them to place appropriate program graduates into this beautiful complex.