FAQ

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Who is eligible to live at Samaritan House?

We serve families with dependent children experiencing homelessness. Adults without children are not eligible for our housing program.

How long can residents stay?

Our residency program is 10 months.

How much does it cost?

For the first four months of residency, clients do not pay fees to Samaritan House for living expenses. The final stage of the program is a legal lease agreement, under which residents pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income as rent.

There is a $100 deposit for the unit and its contents that is due within the first 30 days of residency. An additional $100 deposit is collected at the time of lease signing. Both of these deposits are refundable, provided a family cleans the unit thoroughly upon move-out.

Do parents need to be married to live at Samaritan House?

No, parents do not need to be married to be eligible to apply for our services. However, families must declare all adult and juvenile members of the family at application. No additional family members can be added after a move-in.

What kind of rules do residents need to follow?

Samaritan House is a highly structured living environment. We are a drug and alcohol free program and residents must submit to a urinalysis drug test prior to moving in and throughout residency whenever they are asked.

For the first four months of the program, residents are not allowed to have social guests in their unit. Service providers and advocates may enter the units of their clients. Curfew is 10pm, after which time all residents must be inside their units for the night, unless otherwise authorized for work purposes. Prior to curfew, each resident family must sign in for the night with the site manager.

During the last six months of the program, residents are under the terms of their lease agreement with Samaritan House, in addition to other program rules and requirements. They may now have guests in their unit and spend evenings away from property without permission.