Selection Criteria for Renters

9 07 2009

By: John Gill

Selecting individuals that will be supported by our model will require us to work with a case worker that is familiar with the individual and their circumstances. Often this is fairly easy, as there are only a few individuals that are currently employed and have lost their homes recently. The benefit of working with a case worker is that they have first hand knowledge who would be the right candidate for our model. Active outreach workers that work in neighborhoods are the first to know when new residents become homeless or through new members at the soup kitchens.

Some of the guidelines we will use to ensure your investment and property is safe is as follow:

1)      Individual be free of any drug or alcohol addictions.

2)      Individuals have no criminal history.

3)      Individuals are currently employed.

If not currently employed job lost within the last 6 months.

4)      Individuals lost their home within the last 6 months.

5)      Individuals provide a reference from a case worker.

6)      Individuals are actively involved with the job search and home search process.

7)      Individuals are matched with some sort of service such as a peer, mentor, or neighbor, to provide the necessary support.

These are the guidelines used to give a sense of security to all parties involved with this model. This assures all stakeholders that funding and resources are put into good and specific use. Although we are aware of the limits of this model, such as each case would be assessed on a case by case basis and no two cases are alike.

If there are any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

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