Open Doors offers two types of housing. Our emergency shelter provides overnight and short-term shelter for those who have no viable options for themselves or their family. We also offer affordable and supportive apartments for those who have an income but are unable to afford market level rental rates.
We seek to avoid chronic homelessness by developing individualized plans, supported by caseworkers, to transition each resident from dependence on the shelter to other housing options along the continuum to independence. This includes counseling, assistance with exploring options, vocational training and employment assistance, and supportive housing options.
Open Doors owns and operates a number of private residences that are rented on a subsidized level to those who are working and can afford to dedicate 30% of their income to rent, but cannot yet afford market rates, or are waiting for transition to government-funded long-term options such as Section 8 or HUD subsidized ownership.