Housing

ICAN Housing is a leader in providing affordable housing in Stark County.  Our housing programs consist of: Permanent Supportive Housing and Rapid Rehousing along with affordable housing options geared toward serving veterans and their families.

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH): Long-term, community-based housing, which includes supportive services for homeless people with disabilities. This type of supportive housing is meant to enable participants to live as independently as possible in a permanent setting. PSH opportunities provide access to affordable housing and to flexible supportive services designed to result in a stable home and stable life.

In PSH, participants execute lease agreements with the same rights and responsibilities as others renting in the community. Supportive services are readily available to tenants, are designed to promote housing stability, and include access to crisis services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ongoing participation in supportive services is not required for tenants to retain their housing, and access to the housing opportunity and services is not time-restricted.

Affordable Housing: Affordable housing is generally defined as housing on which the occupant is paying no more than 30 percent of gross income for housing costs, including utilities. Occupants are people living with a low to moderate-income and need not have a disabling condition.

Rapid Re-Housing: An intervention that quickly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing, through a tailored package of assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services. Rapid rehousing programs help families and individuals living on the streets or in emergency shelters solve the practical and immediate challenges to obtaining permanent housing. Participation in rapid re-housing helps reduce the amount of time participants experience homelessness, decreases near-term return to homelessness, and links participants to community resources that enable them to achieve housing stability in the long-term. A fundamental goal of rapid rehousing is to reduce the amount of time a person is homeless.