In 2020, Housing Catalyst served more than 4,300 community members. The agency built 60 new apartments for permanent supportive housing, managed 1,093 local residences, and provided 3,500 meals through the JumpStart program.
Housing Catalyst received $1,073,919 through the CARES Act to help navigate and mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak in our community. Funds were used to ensure uninterrupted, accessible service while protecting the safety of our residents and staff. Using CARES funds, Housing Catalyst:
Created professional videos to provide contactless onboarding for Housing Choice Voucher holders, program education for local property managers, and information for community partners.
Modified usage of our office space to help prevent infection during necessary in-person visits, and purchased equipment to allow staff to work remotely.
Built capacity to match increased pandemic response funding for vouchers, including hiring staff and contracting with a local nonprofit to provide housing services.