Motel 2 Home Caseworker Guide

The Model

Families living in extended stay motels face many barriers to stable housing. SVdP has partnered with the United Way of Greater Atlanta and several municipalities to provide Motel to Home participants with a way to overcome these barriers through:

  • A year of one-to-one Case Management with a SVdP caseworker to help them obtain stable housing.
  • Financial support for deposits and first month’s rent and the opportunity to obtain matching funds for savings accounts and job training to achieve a living wage.
  • Education to give them skills to manage their personal finances, housing, career advancement, and personal development

The Process

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STEP 1: ADMISSIONS PROCESS

  • Referral Received
  • Application Submitted
  • Application Approved

STEP 2: ENGAGE CLIENT

  • Establish a Connection
  • ASSM and Client Goals
  • Customize Client Curriculum

STEP 3: MONTHLY CHECK-IN

  • Review Goals
  • Review Budget
  • Review Credit Score
  • Review Savings
  • Review Housing Readiness

STEP 4: PREPARE A BUDGET

  • Set Goals
  • Identify Monthly Income & Expenses
  • Choose a Budgeting Method
  • Set a Budget

STEP 5: BUILD SAVINGS

  • Set a Realistic Goal
  • Savings Account and Matching Funds
  • Ways to Find Money to Save

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STEP 6: ASSESS HOUSING BARRIERS

  • Eviction Debt
  • Income
  • Student Debt
  • Credit Score

STEP 7: REPAIR CREDIT SCORE

  • How to Read Credit Report
  • Counseling with MMI
  • Report Errors and Rebuild Credit
  • Eviction Debt
  • Using Credit Wisely

STEP 8: INCREASE INCOME

  • Court Ordered Child Support
  • Basic Work Skills
  • Side Gigs
  • Work from Home
  • Workforce Training & Education

STEP 9: CREATE A HOUSING PLAN

  • Finding and Getting an Apartment
  • Tenants Rights & Responsibilities
  • Furniture

STEP 10: EXIT THE RELATIONSHIP

  • Discuss Future Goals/Plans
  • Connect to Resources
  • Review Progress in Credit, Housing, Savings
  • Celebrate Accomplishments with your Client