New Crossings Rapid Re-Housing Program
The New Crossings program is an extension of the Crossings transitional program designed to assist homeless single young adults between the ages of 18-24 years old. New Crossings is a rapid re housing program designed to help keep single parent young adults ages 18-24 years old with children or families together by housing them in their own apartment in the community.
The program is structure to provide support, good decision making, life skills, assistance with job searches, enrollment in school, and increased growth towards self sufficiency. Every young adult in this program is provided case management on monthly basic or if deemed necessary for weekly meetings. The program staff works with the client to obtain affordable housing in the community those eligible for rental assistance can receive 1 month up to 12 months. Clients in the program receive case management, rental assistance, education services, employment assistance; mental health service, drug and alcohol treatment, child care assistance, life skills and they learn how to manage their own household.
In Need of Assistance:
If you are a youth with children who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, Southern Nevada’s Coordinated Intake system may help you to find housing that best meet your family needs. You do not have to go through Coordinated Intake to get help from emergency shelters. Housing Assessments are offered at New Crossings location Tuesday – Thursday from 7am to 4pm Call (702) 436-1624 ext 224 or 220 or Crossings location Monday- Friday 8am to 5pm.
What happens when you go to a Youth Coordinated Entry location?
- You will be asked to complete an application.
- The assessment determines the type of housing that is most appropriate for you. Sometimes assessments show that a person might not be qualified for housing. If that happens, the worker will refer you to other CCSS and community resources that you might need.
- If you do qualify for housing, you might not be matched or referred right away. You will be placed on a waiting list called the “Community Queue” and matched to housing services in the community when a space becomes available.
- It is important that you stay in touch with the youth worker while you are waiting to get updates and so the youth worker knows you are still interested. If you don’t stay in touch with the worker, you could lose your place on the waiting list.