Increasing income through employment and Social Security disability benefits is critical for maintaining housing stability. However, for individuals utilizing housing vouchers, fear of losing their vouchers often prevents them from exploring employment. To encourage work, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has numerous incentives to protect those returning to work from immediate rent increases and voucher loss.
Helping someone get approved for SSI/SSDI benefits is quite an accomplishment -- but it is not our end goal. A steady monthly income can open doors to housing, health insurance and other assistance.
In this webinar, held on Thursday, April 7, 2016, the SOAR TA Center introduced their latest issue brief, "Housing Access and Stability with SOAR," and heard from providers who have successfully integrated SOAR and Housing First.