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HOW’s intake process begins with case managers from referring agencies initiating the application process. Phone calls should be from the referring agency staff rather than the applicant. The referring agent must also submit proof of the applicant’s homeless status (for example a letter from an emergency shelter stating the applicant is currently staying there), and either a recent paycheck stub OR letter of disability from the applicant’s Medical Doctor or Psychiatrist.

For details, please refer to the eligibility chart for program criteria and to the HUD Definition of Homelessness fact sheet.   

The first stage for evaluation is the application. Upon review of the application, if an applicant meets the minimum criteria and if there is space in the program for placement or waitlist, the referral agency will be contacted for an interview with the applicant.  Acceptance or denial is based on the interview, which is conducted by a Case Manager and a Recovery Specialist (if applicable).  Determinations are generally made within 10 business days of the interview.

Please contact Housing Opportunities for Women at (773) 465-5770.

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