Become a Landlord

There is an abundance of evidence that rapid re-housing is a more effective intervention compared to usual practice for homeless families (shelter, and transitional housing for a limited number). More families exit to permanent housing from rapid re-housing programs than from shelter or transitional housing. Compared to those families that exit to permanent housing from transitional housing or shelter, people that leave through rapid re-housing are less likely to return to homelessness, and rapid re-housing is less expensive per exit to permanent housing than shelter or transitional housing. And, landlords gain several benefits from participating.

Consider the advantages:

Eliminate advertising costs. Working with our program gives you access to a pool of ready-to-rent tenants. Just call us up when you have a vacant unit, and we’ll immediately match you with a client that is looking for housing.

“Smart” renters. Our clients work with case managers on personal budgeting, understanding rental agreements, housekeeping, general apartment maintenance, being a good neighbor, and much more!

Damage/security deposits. Bartlett Housing Solutions aims to help individuals get back on their feet. We have found that many low-income clients can afford the monthly rent, but have difficulty saving enough money for their security deposit. As a result, we help clients put together this one-time payment.

Clients have access to time-limited subsidies. Bartlett Housing Solutions aims to help individuals get back on their feet. Eligible clients can receive a subsidy to cover the first three months of their rent. Clients are attached to needed services. Some people experiencing homelessness face a number of challenges. We work with our clients on an ongoing basis to make sure they have the support they need to succeed. Clients are supported to correct past mistakes and prevent future problems. Trough our network of partners, clients have access to an array of supportive services.

Problem prevention through regular home visits. Our case managers conduct regular home visits to ensure that clients are stabilized in their new environments, that their jobs are going well, that they are keeping their apartment clean and that they are getting the support they need to be successful. Regular follow up with our clients allows us to identify and address problems early on.

Neutral party to mediate problems. Despite our best efforts, sometimes problems are inevitable in any landlord-tenant relationship. Be assured that our case management time welcome your calls. We care about our relationship with our landlords as you can be the person who makes the difference for someone trying to get out of the cycle of homelessness. The job of our case manager s is to be a neutral party, ensuring that everyone is treated fairly, and hat problems are resolved quickly and impartially. We encourage landlords to call us with any concerns so that we can address them effectively and efficiently! We know your time is valuable!

Satisfaction from helping others. Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live. Some people make mistakes, but everyone deserves a second chance. By helping house our clients, you are playing an integral role in helping individuals take charge of their lives, and making your community a better place to live.

Want more information before you decide? Please give us a call at 304.292.0101 so we can talk more about the program with you. We will put you in touch with one of our participating landlords so you can hear first-hand how our program works.

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