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HART Program

HOUSING ASSISTANCE RENTAL TRANSITION (HART) PROGRAM

The HART program was developed to assist adults that meet program eligibility requirements for mental illness and/or substance abuse find affordable housing in order to prevent homelessness. The program is primarily for persons who are being discharged from an inpatient placement and who have no place to live. The primary goal of the program is to create a bridge from the Housing Assistance Rental Transition to more long-term stabilized housing such as Section 8, Public Housing, or independent housing.

Who is Eligible
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old and meet the financial guidelines of the program.
  • Must be diagnosed with a mental illness or substance abuse dependency and have treatment/service plan with a goal of independent living.
  • Applicants will need to have a Community Support (CS) Worker, or a person trained to act as your CS Worker, and be willing to work to achieve a goal of independent living.
  • Must be receiving Division of Behavioral Health registered or authorized behavioral health services.
  • Must be Nebraska resident.

        Who We Served in FY20

                        90 Consumers Served

  • 62 Mental Health & 28 Substance Abuse
  • One-Time Funds: 21 Mental Health & 13 Substance Abuse Consumers
  • 56 Rental Assistance Vouchers:  41 Mental Health & 15 Substance Abuse

                        15 Discharges in FY-20

  • 13 Mental Health & 2 Substance Abuse
  • Transitioned To Section 8:            5
  • Achieved Self-Sufficiency:            3             
  • Moved out of Region 1:                2
  • Required Higher Level of Care:    1
  • Non-Compliance with Program Rules:     3
  • Went to Jail:                                    1