Frequently Asked Questions on Homelessness


How long is a participant allowed to live at Old Main & participate in the program?

Program participants may be able to stay in the program up to 9 months. The programs are transitional housing programs and are structured to assist participants with the skills to obtain and maintain permanent housing.

Are they required to work?

Yes, employment income is a key factor in maintaining permanent housing. Program participants are required to obtain employment of at least 27 hours per week within 30 days.

Do they have to pay rent?

Yes, program participants are required to pay 30% of their income towards rent every month. Participants must submit their income to their assigned Family Support Worker every 3 months to calculate their rent payment.