Family Housing (St. Margaret)

St. Margaret of Cortona Family Residences supports homeless families transitioning from homelessness to independent living.

St. Margaret of Cortona Transitional Residences serves homeless families with wrap-around support to help them re-establish stability and independence. Participating families are provided with housing and personalized assistance while residing in the program.

St. Margaret of Cortona focuses on workforce development in order to increase clients’ prospects of long-term financial independence and sustained housing success.  Staff and volunteers offer a wealth of life skills and financial literacy classes, employment training, and intensive case management to residents. The program also provides psychological counseling and children's services to support the long-term personal resilience and financial independence of each family.

The program accepts referrals for families with minor children who meet the HUD definition of Homelessness or Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Sections A & B i,ii,iii.

Applicants must demonstrate that they are:

  • Be residing at a shelter or safe house or referred through the McKinney-Vento Act
  • Be a family consisting of one parent with a dependent child(-ren) or married parents with a dependent child(-ren)
  • Have proof of bank account or the ability to bank
  • Undergo a Background Check and be clear of any sexual or violent crimes
  • Have or be willing to get a General Education Degree (GED)
  • Work a full-time job and be able to show a proof of employment (i.e,. pay stub)
  • Be clear of any substance abuse or in counseling to maintain sobriety