Programs and Services

LIGHT

Living Inspired and Guided Housing Tenants

Mission Statement

To enhance the functioning of homeless families through housing stability, family enrichment, and economic empowerment services.

Program Description

The LIGHT program was started in February 2002 as a service opportunity for homeless families in WashtenawCounty. This opportunity was made possible by HUD funding and various partnerships and collaborations throughout the Washtenaw County area.

LIGHT provides homeless families with:

  • Affordable housing
  • Supportive services
  • Financial management training
  • Goal setting
  • Life skill development

Program Objectives

  • Achieve residential stability
  • Increase participants’ skill and/ or income level
  • Assist participants with greater self-determination

This program is designed to address issues that have been barriers to helping families maintain stability.

Program Qualifications

Participants must…

  • Be Chronically Homeless
  • Be 18 years old and over
  • Be an adult care-taking parent in the household with a verifiable disability
  • Have at least one child living in your household

Program Expectations

  • Participate in program requirements and activities.
  • Pay up to 30% of income toward rent and utilities.
  • Participate in program activities.
  • Maintain a suitable living environment.

If you meet the above criteria, this program may be for you.

The LIGHT program is committed to helping homeless families improve their standard of living through subsidized supportive housing. NOTE: Persons pursuing housing or shelter services are asked to contact  Housing Access of Washtenaw County  at the Salvation Army, at 734-961-1999.