Transitional Housing Program
Application to the program is by referral from a local social service agency that is working with the household and can verify homelessness. Examples of social service agencies are: the Topeka Rescue Mission, public schools, churches, hospital social workers, Family Resource Center, TARC, Let’s Help, DCF, Valeo, KVC as well as others. The Transitional Housing Program offers a six month lease, rent paid by tenant, with all utilities paid by landlord. It is the intention for the household to secure permanent housing by the end of the 6 months.
The Affordable Housing provides long-term rental housing for low income individuals and families, as well as disabled and special needs individuals and families. All of our properties offer rental rates that are below fair-market rates. All utilities are paid by the tenant. Rental subsidies through Section 8, Shelter + Care and the VA VASH Program are accepted.
Cornerstone of Topeka, Inc. does not have an emergency shelter. The Topeka Rescue Mission offers emergency shelter in Topeka. The YWCA offers emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse through the Center for Safety & Empowerment.