Kintock Announces A New Transitional Housing Program
Kintock is excited to announce a new venture that will provide transitional housing, employment and social services linkages to individuals transitioning from the criminal justice system. The Village of Hope Transitional Housing Program is a first-of-its-kind pilot program that will provide temporary, stable and safe housing to support the reentry needs of eligible individuals in Bridgeton. Village of Hope is a joint venture between Gateway Community Action Partnership and The Kintock Group, Inc.
Eligible program participants will be assigned to their own Tiny Home and will have access to a shared bathroom, picnic area and community room. Program participants will be permitted to reside in the Village of Hope at no cost to them for up to 180 days, if they continue to meet program objectives, which include maintaining employment.
Participants will also work with program staff to secure permanent housing. Rental assistance funding for permanent housing will be available through the Village of Hope program.
“Individuals transitioning out of the criminal justice system often lack safe, suitable and affordable housing options all of which are crucial to successful reentry,” said Walter Simpkins, President, Chairman and CEO of Kintock. “We are pleased to partner with Gateway Community Action Partnership to offer New Jersey’s first Tiny Home Transitional Housing Program at our Bridgeton location to meet the needs of individuals,” he added. “This new venture will expand access to those lacking housing upon leaving prison. Most important, participants will have access to critical ancillary reentry services,” he added.
Among the reentry services that program participants will have access to are:
· Assistance Obtaining State Identification (Driver's License)
· Employment Services and Placement
· Budgeting Assistance
· Social Services Linkages
· Health and Wellness Services
· Help with Housing Search
· Rental Assistance Agreement
· Placement in Affordable Permanent Housing
Located in Bridgeton, NJ, Village of Hope consists of six 100-square foot transitional homes manufactured by Pallet Homes, a Seattle, WA-based social purpose company on a mission to build equal opportunity access to housing and employment.