The Road Home

Permanent Supportive Housing

After bouncing from shelter to shelter, Housing & Hope helped Whitney locate and maintain stable housing for her family. Read her story here.

child's drawing of a home

Children served by The Road Home drew photos of homes during a community art program, Little Picassos.

Our permanent supportive housing programs work to end chronic homelessness by providing support to families facing significant barriers. To qualify for one of these programs, a family must meet both of the following criteria:

  1. Have an adult with a disability
  2. Demonstrate chronic homelessness by having experienced either one year of consecutive homelessness or four episodes of homelessness in the past three years.

Programs that fall under this umbrella combine supported, affordable housing with case management services in order to best help these families be successful. These programs recognize and address the long-term challenges faced by families dealing with disabilities. Families can stay in these programs as long as they need help and have a child under age 18 living in their household.

Programs include:

  • House-ability is a collaborative program with the YWCA – Madison and The Salvation Army that provides permanent rental subsidies and case management services for 23 homeless families that have a parent with a disability. Families are placed in apartments throughout the county through partnerships with community landlords.
  • Housing & Hope is a unique and successful model that provides affordable rent and on-site case management services to Madison area families in two different locations each with 15 apartments owned by The Road Home. The apartments are located in a mixed-income neighborhood, close to schools and bus lines, and with access to a local grocery store. These affordable-housing apartments were developed and are managed by our partner, Meridian Group, Inc. In addition to regular case management, residents in Housing & Hope apartments also have access to an education specialist who helps both children and adults reach their educational goals.
  • Mifflin Street Apartments is an exciting new project expected to open in 2018. It came about through a partnership with Stone House Development, a local real estate development and consulting firm, with support from the City of Madison and other funding sources. These nine units are three-bedroom townhomes, better accommodating larger families. These townhomes also located in a mixed-income neighborhood, close to schools and bus lines and with easy access to grocery stores and other necessities.