The Guesthouse Program is a temporary housing initiative to support households in transition. Households may be moving from a two-parent home to a single-parent home, in recovery, moving from homelessness to permanent housing or may be displaced for other reasons in need of temporary, transitional housing.
Ways We Help
How It Works
Residents of the Guesthouse move-in with few questions asked. They must agree to meeting several standards once they are housed. The Guesthouse removes barriers to housing by not requiring expensive deposits, financial credit checks and references.
Residents of the Guesthouse understand their residency is temporary. Most residents stay one year. Some stay up to two years. Payment for rent and utilities is based on employment and income status. Incrementally, residents pay more each quarter til they are able to sustain on their own.
House on the Hill Partners provide resources to Guesthouse residents including food, financial assistance, Career Coaching, GED Classes/Tutoring, Employment services, Auto Purchase program and more.
Once a resident/household has been in the Guesthouse 10 months, an exit plan is established to begin working toward finding permanent housing. Residents receive budget/financial counseling, housing search assistance or may be housed in an House on the Hill Impact Housing Community. House on the Hill or its partners can provide some monetary assistance for housing/utility deposits when the resident has shown fiscal responsibility while in the Guesthouse.
After an exit plan is established, the resident/household may stay up to another 14 months based on the exit plan. Most residents are expected to exit after 12 months but available housing plays a major factor in the exit plan. Residents will have permanent housing lined up before they need to exit the Guesthouse.