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ROOTS: Supportive Permanent Housing Image

ROOTS: Supportive Permanent Housing

The ROOTS Permanent Housing program will provide stable housing and case management services to assist chronically homeless individuals with a disability.

  • Residential: Located in the Franklin Arms apartment building at 3120 W. Wisconsin Avenue, participants are housed in a residential community.
  • Occupancy: 13 partially furnished apartments are available to house chronically homeless men and women.
  • Opportunity: The participant has the opportunity to be self-sufficient and productive in their community.
  • Towards: With guidance and support, program participants work towards self-sufficiency and becoming productive members of the community.
  • Stability: Stable housing enables the participant the opportunity to establish roots, experience personal growth and sustain self-sufficiency.

Services include

  • Long-Term Housing Placement
  • Case Management
  • Life Skills Development
  • AODA Support/Referrals
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Community Referrals
  • Social Activities
  • Pastoral Care

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individual men and women
  • 18 years or older
  • Chronically homeless with a disability: Chronically Homeless is defined by having at least one continuous year of homelessness or having 4 episodes of homelessness in the past 3 years
  • Participants are required to remain drug and alcohol-free
  • Must pay 30% of their income in rent
  • Income is not necessary upon admission to the program, but obtaining income to meet living expenses will become part of each program participant’s case plan


Paul Fidlin
ROOTS Permanent Housing Case Manager
(414) 460-0504