Good Neighbor Mission works to end homelessness in Sumner County one family at a time. Our programs address the problems that lead to housing crisis by providing shelter, stability, education and wraparound services. If you or someone you know is struggling, we have programs that can help.
The Shelter Program is a housing program that shelters working poor families with children for up to 8 weeks. This time is used to assist families in reaching financial goals that will lead to decent, affordable housing of their own.
- Family must be homeless or within 14 days of becoming homeless. This must be verifiable. An eviction notice or hotel/motel receipts are a few of the methods we use to verify the family’s status.
- At least one member of the household must be employed or receiving enough income from other sources to sustain housing. This may include disability, retirement or child support payments, to name a few. The family will be required to provide documentation of all income.
- Family must have their own access to reliable transportation.
- We at Good Neighbor Mission understand each situation is unique. If you feel you or your family meet the qualifications for one of these programs, please contact a case manager at 615-452-7337 to see if you qualify for a formal assessment.
Rapid Re-Housing Program
The Rapid Rehousing Program is for individuals or families who are literally homeless. A pending eviction or threat of homelessness does not qualify someone for this program. If a person or family qualifies, Good Neighbor may assist with rental and utility deposits for a home or apartment.
- Rent for the property may not exceed 30% of family's gross income.
- Primary nighttime residence is not meant for human habitation. This would include sleeping in a car, city park, etc.
- Living in a public or privately operated shelter, or a hotel/motel paid for by another organization
- Living in an institution where (s)he has lived for 90 days or less and lived on the street or emergency shelter prior to entering the institution
The Prevention Program is used to prevent a family or individual from losing their home, or utilities. There are strict income qualifications, and the applicant must have an eviction notice, or utility cutoff notice.
- Strict income qualifications
- Must have an eviction notice or utility cutoff notice
- Must have exhausted all other options available for assistance
We at Good Neighbor Mission understand each situation is unique. If you feel you or your family meet the qualifications for one of these programs, please submit an intake application, as well as proof of income, ID and Social Security.