Ernestine’s housing program is an essential resource for women leaving an abusive situation. The housing program assists clients in finding housing and advocates on their behalf as necessary. Locating affordable housing for women is an important step in establishing and maintaining their independence through:
- client assessment
- application process
- writing a client’s narrative
- supports with telephone interview
- assists with filling applications and housing searches
This Ernestine’s program introduces women to the Landlord and Tenant Act and outlines their rights and responsibilities as tenants. Advocacy with Special Priority Housing Organizations is a large component.