WOCAP is part of the Balance of State Continuum of Care (BOSCOC). The objective of the BOSCOC is to address issues of homelessness in the State of Ohio. The State is divided into regions and WOCAP is part of Region 12 which includes Allen, Auglaize, and Mercer counties. WOCAP is the grantee for Region 12.
The HCRP program has two components one is the homeless prevention piece which provides assistance to customers who are imminently at risk of losing their primary nighttime residence within 14-days. The other piece is to rapidly re-house customers who are literally homeless or living in a place not fit for human habitation. When assessing customers for HCRP, WOCAP uses the “but for this assistance, the customer would become literally homeless”.
1. At a minimum, have an initial consultation with a case manager or other qualified representative of the agency administering the assistance who can determine the appropriate type of assistance to meet the household’s need
2. Be verified as “literally homeless” (living on the street, in a car, in a homeless shelter, etc.), or ‘homeless but for HCRP assistance” (subject to eviction, short-term institutionalized and subject to discharge, etc.)
3. Be appropriate for a “stable housing outcome” following the assistance
4. Be at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for the area.