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Transitional Housing Application Process

Here are the steps you will take to submit an application to become a transitional housing client of Coburn Place. We are currently working from a waiting list, but we can help you with services and support while you wait for transitional housing.  Some assistance might even help you bypass the need for transitional housing altogether. We are here for you each step along the way. Please don’t hesitate to contact one of our Advocates if you have any questions.

  1.  Fill out and submit an application. If you are staying at a shelter, ask your advocate or case manager for an application. You can also find the application online. You can mail, fax or drop off your completed application or come in and fill one out in person. Our address: Coburn Place, 604 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205 | Our fax: 317-923-5750
  2. Within 2-3 days of submitting your application, a Coburn Place Self-Sufficiency Advocate will contact you to introduce themselves, explain a little more about the Coburn Place program and application process and set-up an interview to determine your eligibility.
  3. Prior to your interview, please gather as much of the documentation listed on the first page of the application as you can and bring it with you.
  4. Your eligibility interview will take place at Coburn Place. On average it will last 1-1 ½ hours. The Advocate will help you create a safety plan, if needed, and determine the kinds of help you would like. If you are unable to meet at Coburn Place, the Advocate may be able to meet you offsite. Please let the Advocate know if transportation is a barrier for you.
  5. Within 2-3 days of completing your interview, the Advocate will contact you to let you know whether or not you qualify for the Coburn Place program.
    1. If you do not qualify, you will receive information on other resources available for help.
    2. If you do qualify for either Coburn Place’s on-site or community-based housing programs, you will be placed on the Coburn Place housing waitlist, if you wish. The average wait can be a few to several months.
    3. If you are eligible for our community-based transitional housing program, you will be connected with our Housing Advocate to discuss next steps.
  6. Once you are placed on the waitlist, your Advocate will contact you periodically, if you want, to check in and offer support and services. Your Advocate will be able to help you with employment, education, housing and other goals you may have. You may also attend support groups and workshops at Coburn Place while you are on the waitlist.  Your Advocate will provide you with a schedule of programs available each month.
  7. When your eligible housing becomes available, you will be contacted to complete the move-in process. Final documentation will be collected and once everything is in order, you will receive and sign the lease, the income certification, and the program policies.
  8. When you move into our on-site transitional housing program, your apartment will be fully furnished and cupboards will stocked so that you and your family can enjoy your new home right away and start the next part of your journey. For community-based housing, we’ll do the best we can to help you with furnishings and supplies from our limited resources.*Please be sure to update us whenever your contact information changes, so we can better serve you.