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.

Watch the story of Emma, a mom who lives with her children at St. Margaret of Cortona:

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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