Local Samaritan House to provide housing for homeless young adults
Luna students who may be going through a rough time when it comes to housing, there is some good news — the local Samaritan House may be able to lend a hand.
The Samaritan House has a new Youth Homeless Demonstration Program grant that will provide housing for up to 24 months for qualifying youth between the ages of 18-24 years.
To qualify for this grant, an individual must be:
- At least 18 years old, but not older than 24 years of age.
- Literally homeless (sleeping outside, staying in car, staying in a shelter or institution). Sleeping anywhere not meant for human habitat or
- At risk of being homeless (couch surfing or staying with family or friends but not on a permanent basis) or
- Fleeing violence or domestic abuse or abuse from family.
An individual has to meet just one of the other criteria as long as they meet the age requirement.
“All information will remain confidential,” said Samaritan House Youth Housing Specialist Patricia McRill. “We will pay for their deposit, rent, electricity, gas, wood and water. We want to assist an individual to the point where they won’t be burdened and will be able to focus on such things as earning an education and finding employment.”
For more information, call McRill at 505-454-1390.