Broward Housing Solutions® (BHS®) operates several  affordable housing programs, each falling under one of following referral methods:

Prior Case Management

This referral method applies to the following program(s);

  • Affordable Housing (Unaccompanied adults or families)
  • Home for the Brave (Veterans)
  • Housing Solutions for Young Adults (Youth Solutions-Aged out foster youth)

To qualify for the above housing programs the applicant must  have case management services by one of the following Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) approved mental health community providers; Archways Behavioral Health, Broward County Elderly and Veterans Service, ChrysalisHenderson Behavioral Health Center, or SOS Children’s VillageAs the case manager from one of these five (5) organizations, you must confirm that the client has steady income, is capable of independent living, and has a diagnosed Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). Then, you will need to obtain a housing application from a BHS® Housing Specialist so that the client can be placed on our waiting list for the next available (1, 2 or 3-bedroom) rental housing unit.

To qualify for Samaritan, the applicant must have case management services provided by one of the following Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) approved mental health community providers; Archways Behavioral HealthBroward County Elderly and Veterans ServiceChrysalis, or Henderson Behavioral Health Center. As the case manager from one of these four (4) organizations, you must confirm that the client is capable of independent living, has a diagnosed Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and other disabling conditions, and has a steady form of income. You will then need to obtain a housing application from a BHS® Housing Specialist so that the client can be placed on our waiting list for the next available rental housing unit which may have a roommate setting. The applicant will also need to be registered as chronically homeless [1] through 2-1-1 Broward. Registering with 2-1-1 Broward will ensure the applicant will obtain the next available rental housing unit with housing agencies throughout Broward County should they be available.

No Prior Case Management

This referral method applies to the following program(s);

  • Broward II (Chronically homeless unaccompanied adults or families)

To qualify for Broward II, the applicant must be registered as homeless through 2-1-1 Broward. The applicant does not need to have case management services prior to entering this program. A case manager will be assigned to them through Archways Behavioral Health upon entering the program. Registering with 2-1-1 Broward will ensure the applicant will obtain next available rental housing unit with housing agencies throughout Broward County.

  • Broward IV (Senior Solutions, Chronically homeless seniors ages 55+)

To qualify for Broward IV, the applicant must be registered as chronically homeless through 2-1-1 Broward. The applicant does not need to have case management services prior to entering this program. A case manager will be assigned to them through Broward Housing Solutions® upon entering the program. Registering with 2-1-1 Broward will ensure the applicant will obtain next available rental housing unit with housing agencies throughout Broward County.

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[1] SPMI (Severe and Persistent Mental Illness) conditions include but are not limited to Bi-Polar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Major Depression (MDD).

[2] Chronically Homeless is defined by HUD as experiencing four (4) or more episodes of homelessness for an accumulation of 12-months or 1-consecutive year of being chronically homeless, and living in a place uninhabitable by humans.

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