Housing Options Program

The Housing Options Program (HOP) is a supportive scattered site housing model that is based upon the success of JRI’s Assisted Living Program.

About Us

HOP provides rental subsidies, housing searches, ongoing case management and stabilization services to approximately 250 individuals living with disabilities other than HIV disease, including mental illness, mental retardation, head injuries, and addiction. HOP also partners with The department of mental health (DMH) and the department of labor in a federally-funded initiative known as the HomeWork Project which serves 20 chronically homeless, mentally ill individuals with an interest in gaining employment.

Services

HOP deals mostly with scattered sites and independent living options for its residents and respects the rights of those it serves not to access supportive services beyond housing. However, residents are encouraged to take advantage of appropriate supportive services because of the proven benefits of a coordinated service plan that includes life management, case management, and medical case management (if/when needed).

Those services can include the following:

  • Case management, for those who wish it for more thorough assessment and facilitation of general life management and medical services;
  • Assisting and monitoring residents in managing mental health symptoms;
  • Coordinating health and other medical appointments;
  • Group dinners for the residents.

HOP has individualized direct service and/or works in collaboration with other service providers (including DMH, DMR, and MRC) to provide:

  • rental subsidies
  • Housing searches
  • ongoing case management
  • stabilization services

HOP deals mostly with scattered sites and independent living options for its residents and respects the rights of those it serves not to access supportive services beyond housing. However, residents are encouraged to take advantage of appropriate supportive services because of the proven benefits of a coordinated service plan that includes life management, case management, and medical case management (if/when needed).

Those services can include the following:

  • Case management, for those who wish it for more thorough assessment and facilitation of general life management and medical services;
  • Assisting and monitoring residents in managing mental health symptoms;
  • Coordinating health and other medical appointments;
  • Group dinners for the residents.