The Housing Independence Through Employment (HITE) Program seeks to assist highly motivated individuals in achieving their highest level of economic and housing independence through employment and housing support for up to 24 months. The HITE Program is seeking applicants who are single adults living with HIV/AIDS, whose income is at or below 50% AMI, and whose primary barrier to stability is economic. Appropriate candidates must be able to develop a plan to enhance their economic independence within a 24 month period. Due to the time-limited nature of services associated with the HITE program, it is not intended to serve persons in need of long-term or permanent support services or rental assistance.
Who is Eligible?
- Only open to single, adult persons living in the District of Columbia (HITE plans to expand to other local jurisdictions in the near future).
- High school diploma or GED
- Eligible to work in the United States
- Income must be at or below 500% of the Federal Poverty Line: $60,700 for single adult Annually
- Must be able to identify realistic goals, achievable within a 24 month period, to achieve economic and housing independence.
- Must engage in intensive case management and/or other HCS supportive services up to 4x/month.
- At least 24 months of one of the following within the last 5 years:
- Full-time employment, or a combination of part-time employment hours equal to that of full-time employment;
- Full-time student;
- Part-time student with part or full-time employment; or
- Paid or unpaid volunteering or internships meeting full-time hours.
- Any combination of the above.
Persons interested in participating in the HITE Program must complete and submit the HITE Application with all supporting documentation. Selected applicants will be invited to meet with an HCS case manager to further evaluate their appropriateness for the HITE Program. There are a limited number of openings for the program and the application period will be closed once the program is filled. HITE will not maintain a waiting list.
For more information regarding the HITE Program, please contact Housing Counseling Services at (202) 667-2681.