Stable Families

The Stable Families Program through the Siemer Institute for Family Stability is a national program that helps families at immediate risk of losing housing or at immediate risk of becoming homeless. Services may include but are not limited to case management, education services, employment support, mental health support, substance abuse services, rental assistance, utility assistance, housing search and placement.

Stable Families Program Criteria

Families must consist of at least one or more children (under age 18) in the legal custody of one or more adults.

Families have to be in one of two situations:

  • Family must be in their own housing and be at imminent risk of homelessness. The imminent risk of homelessness must be documented with an eviction notice or 3 day notice.
  • Family is staying with a host and the host family has provided or is willing to provide a letter or any document showing the family can no longer stay in their current residence.

Family income must be below 30% AMI, which varies by family size.

Family must have income. Sources of income may include

  • earned income (paycheck through employment)
  • SSI/SSDI
  • child support
  • TANF (cash assistance)
  • worker’s compensation
  • unemployment compensation
  • pension/retirement

NOTE: SNAP benefits (food stamps) DO NOT count as income.

Family cannot have utilized any homeless services (shelter) within the last 6 months.

Family has never used Stable Families before.

Family must have a willingness to receive case management services

For More Information

Families who meet the criteria above and are interested in the program can be referred directly to Lutheran Social Services by filling out a Contact Us form. Families will be contacted by a Stable Families case manager and screened via phone.

Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio is a United Way agency, a member of Lutheran Services in America and a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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