The LightHouse FSP program assists families who are currently living in homeless or are at imminent risk of homelessness end their housing crisis and stabilize in housing. The primary model of intervention is:
Rapid Re-housing – Rapid re-housing assistance is intended for eligible families who are literally homeless and may remain literally homeless but for FSP assistance.
The FSP Program focuses on securing and maintaining housing for families who are currently living in homelessness or would be homeless without this assistance. The program provides case management services, temporary financial assistance and supportive services to help families gain housing stability and end their homelessness. LightHouse works to identify affordable housing and/or supportive housing options in local communities. LightHouse also provides services such as: intake, screening, bridge housing, housing stability case management, collects data via the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) and provides any additional supportive services that can be provided via referrals or collaborations to ensure that clients can develop the skills necessary to maintain their housing. LightHouse also works collaboratively with DBH staff in the delivery of Rapid Re-Housing Services.
Eligible FSP clients are identified by the Cal WORKs Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) and referred to San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). DBH staff will complete a comprehensive assessment of clients referred by TAD to determine the barriers to client’s participation in Welfare To Work activities and provide intensive, case management services and/or referrals to necessary services to remove those barriers. If DBH staff determines that Rapid Re-Housing services are a needed service for the client they will refer the client to the LightHouse FS Program.
Regions to be served:
LightHouse FSP will provide services to all regions of the County Of San Bernardino, which includes: East Valley, Central Valley, and West Valley Regions.
Services offered include, intake assessment, case management, assistance obtaining public benefits and limited temporary financial assistance, which includes, but is not limited to:
- Bridge housing assistance
- Rental assistance
- Utilitydeposit payment assistance
- Housing location assistance