What is the Transitional Housing Program?
The Transitional Housing Program (THP) is a program offered by the Bloomington Housing Authority to individuals or families that are homeless or about to become homeless. THP is designed to serve individuals who are in need of affordable housing and who are considered high-risk applicants due to current or past issues.
How do I apply?
There is no separate application for THP. Any person who is denied low rent housing with the Bloomington Housing Authority may request a hearing within 10 days to be considered for the Transitional Program. Anyone who feels that they would benefit from the program is encouraged to apply.
What services would I receive?
Individuals or families that have been approved for THP will receive temporary housing and case management services for 3-24 months. A case manager will meet with the resident weekly in your apartment to work on the issues that lead to being considered a high-risk applicant as well as any other issues that may arise.
What would my responsibilities be as a program participant be?
The participants are expected to develop and follow an individual service plan with the assistance of their case manager. The participant must maintain the apartment in a clean and orderly fashion, pay their rent by the 6th of each month, and follow the rules of BHA as detailed by the lease.
How much is the rent as a program participant?
There is no fee to apply for the program. Your rent amount is based on 30% of your adjusted gross monthly income. There is also a security deposit based on the apartment size. All tenants of Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington are responsible for paying their Ameren IP bill.
When will I complete participation in THP?
Participants must complete the service plan developed by the case manager. The program can last anywhere from 3-24 months depending on individual needs. Once a participant has graduated from the program there is a six month follow up program with the case manager.