Housing

Angel Arms/Healing Hearts
Is designed for the chronically homeless in our community, both families and singles. The programs help people get back on their feet with rental assistance and life skills. To qualify for the program a person must have a disability, either mental, physical, or an addiction issue and be chronically homeless. This is a two-year program that teaches a person to become self-sufficient and also a responsible renter.

Housing

St. Vincent de Paul Housing hours are 8am to 4pm Monday through Thursday, and Friday 8am – noon. (special appointment hours are available)  For more information please call:  208-416-4704  ext. 312

Emergency Housing

If you want more information on any of our Emergency Shelter Program, please contact 208-664-3095.

Men’s Emergency Shelter

St. Vincent de Paul’s Men’s Emergency Shelter opened in 1990 and provided 12 beds to men experiencing a housing crisis. Located behind our Coeur d’Alene thrift store, this homeless facility is one of the only shelters in North Idaho which serves single men.

Shelter guests can stay up to 90 days. While at the shelter guests volunteer time at the thrift store and do needed chores at the shelter. They also have up to 30 days to find employment and are required to save half of their income so they will have money available for their own residence. The Men’s Emergency Shelter is funded in part by United Way of Kootenai County.

Women & Children’s Emergency Shelter

The mission of this 12-bed facility, which opened in 1992, is to offer safe and comfortable shelter for women and children in crisis. In an average month, up to 22 women and children find safe haven at the St. Vincent’s Emergency Women’s Shelter. The children at the shelter remind us that the average age of a homeless person in the United States is nine years old.

During their shelter stay, which can last up to 90 days, guests can access our job-readiness training and placement opportunities, as well as Life Skills classes so they will be able to move beyond homelessness and become self-sufficient.

Both St. Vincent de Paul emergency shelters offer guests a meal at the Community Dining Hall and have a maximum stay of 90 days. Both are also drug and alcohol free (as are all St. Vincent facilities) and guests are expected to be substance free on or off the premises. Our goal is that when a guest leaves our shelter they are moving into a stable situation.

Individual & Family Housing

St. Vincent de Paul Housing office hours are:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm. (special appointment times are available)

If you want more information on any of our rental properties, or you would like to apply for one of the apartments, please feel free to stop by our Rental Housing Office or call  Rental Housing Manager Office, at 208-416-4704. You can also email her at

St. Vincent de Paul’s Rental Housing Office is located at 201 E. Harrison Ave, Coeur d Alene within the HELP Center.

Vali-Vu

1358 E. 16th Ave.
Post Falls, ID

Vali-Vu is located in Post Falls and has a total of 8 units within in two 4-plex building for lower-income individuals and families. Each unit is 2 bedrooms with 840 square feet. While there is no laundry or community room, there are 8 carports, one per unit.

Income limits apply. Seven units have subsidized rent with one unit at a fixed rent.

Vali-Vu was built in 1974 and has been owned and operated by St. Vincent de Paul since 2001.

Ross Point

Located just off Seltice Way in Post Falls, Ross Point I, Ross Point II, and Ross Point East offer 72 units for lower-income individuals and families. With a total of 20 one-bedroom, 48 two-bedroom, and 4 three-bedroom units, Ross Point I, II, and East also offer accessible units to accommodate wheelchair, mobility, and hearing disabilities.  Management will also consider requests for reasonable accommodations as needed for individuals with disabilities.

Income limits apply.  Sixty-eight units have subsidized rent and four units have a fixed rent.

Owned and operated by St. Vincent de Paul since 2007.

Senior & Disability Housing

If you want more information on any of our rental properties, or you would like to apply for one of the apartments, please feel free to stop by our Rental Housing Office or call  Rental Housing  at 208-416-4704.  .

St. Vincent de Paul’s Rental Housing Office is located at 201 E Harrison Ave. Coeur d Alene, ID   83814

Lightning Creek

120 W. 10th Street
Clark Fork, ID

Lightning Creek is located 25 miles east of Sandpoint in Bonner County in the town of Clark Fork. There are a total of 16 units within four 4-plex buildings with each unit being 712 square feet. Eight units have patios enclosed by solariums.

Laundry facilities and storage are available at this property, which is also located next to the senior center.

To be eligible for this complex, the head of household must be at least 62 years of age or disabled, although four units do allow the head of household to be age 55 or older. All units have subsidized rent with a medical expense factor through a HUDSection 8 contract.

The complex was built in 1980 and has been owned and operated by St. Vincent de Paul since 1998.

Leisure Living

261 B Street
Tensed, ID

Built in 1980, Leisure Living is located 50 miles south of Coeur d’Alene in Benewah County in the town of Tensed. There are a total of eight 1-bedroom units within two 4-plex buildings with each unit being 712 square feet. Laundry facilities and storage are available at this property, which is also located next to the senior center and post office.

The complex is provided under the USDA Rural Development 515. To be eligible for this complex, the head of household must be at least 62 years of age or disabled. All units have subsidized rent with a medical expense factor.

Owned and operated by St. Vincent de Paul since 1996.

Golden Terrace

650 C Street
Plummer, ID

Golden Terrace is located 35 miles south of Coeur d’Alene in Benewah County in the town of Plummer. There are a total of 12 units: ten 1-bedrooms and two 2-bedrooms. The 1-bedroom units are 612 square feet and the 2-bedroom units are 766 square feet. Laundry facilities and a community room are available at this property.

The complex is provided under the USDA Rural Development 515. To be eligible for this complex, the head of household must be at least 62 years of age or disabled. All units have subsidized rent with a medical expense factor.

The complex has been owned and operated by St. Vincent de Paul since 1994. The two 2-bedroom units and two 1-bedroom units were added in 1999.

Meadowood Glen I

1203 & 1205 E. Third St.
Post Falls, ID

Centrally located in Post Falls, Meadowood Glen has a total of twelve 1-bedroom units within three, 4-plex buildings. Each unit is 694 square feet. Laundry facilities and storage are available at this property.

This complex is provided under the USDA Rural Development 515 program. To be eligible, the head of household must be at least 62 or disabled.

All units have subsidized rent with a medical expense factor.

Owned and operated by St. Vincent de Paul since 1998.

Meadowood Glen II

1105 E. Third St.
Post Falls, ID

Also centrally located in Post Falls, next to the Meadowood Glen complex, Meadowood Glen II has a total of twenty 1-bedroom units within one building and all units are 530 square feet. There is a conference room/bath/office and 2 laundry rooms available at this facility.

To be eligible for this complex, the head of household must be at least 62 and very low income. All units have subsidized rent with a medical expense factor.

St. Vincent de Paul has been managing Meadowood Glen II since 1996 and is the only apartment complex that SVDP manages but does not own.

Kathy Reed House

Beautiful 3-Story; 36 1-Bedroom Units Elevator Accessibility; On-Site Laundry Independent Living Community For Low-Income Age 62+ Federally Assisted Rent based on 30% Income

Now Accepting Applications Call 1-208-416-4704 or Come In 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 201 E. Harrison Avenue Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Lynn Peterson House

Beautiful 2-Story; 13 1-Bedroom Units On-Site Laundry Independent Living Community For Low-Income with Chronic Mental Disability Federally Assisted Rent based on 30% Income

Now Accepting Applications Call 1-208-416-4704 or Come In 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 201 E. Harrison Avenue Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

John O’Brien House

Beautiful 3-Story; 14 1-Bedroom Units, Elevator Accessibility; On-Site Laundry, Independent Living Community For Low-Income with Chronic Mental Disability.  Federally Assisted Rent based on 30% Income

Now Accepting Applications.  Call 1-208-416-4704 or Come In 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 201 E. Harrison Avenue Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

Transitional Housing

If you want more information on any of our Transitional Housing facilities, or you would like to apply to our transitional housing program, please contact  SVDP Transitional Housing at 208-765-4741.

St. Vincent de Paul’s Transitional Housing Office is located at our Transitional Housing Center, 1428 N. First, Coeur d’Alene.

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Transitional Housing Overview

Transitional housing is temporary housing that is available for up to two years for those who are homeless. What makes these facilities unique is their focus on long-term, internal change for the residents.

St. Vincent de Paul’s Transitional Housing Program provides both housing and supportive services as well. Residents work with a case manager who helps them address issues that contribute to their homelessness. We work with each client so they may build a strong rental history and learn the necessary life skills that will help them move toward self-sufficiency. However, clients must be willing to actively participate in the development of a comprehensive and supportive action plan that will guide them toward this self-sufficiency goal.

Homeless individuals and families come to St. Vincent de Paul with a variety of complex problems and unmet needs. We seek to invest in these people through this program, ensuring that they become capable of providing for their own needs, and the needs of their family. Continual support and staff teamwork are an integral part of this process.

Transitional Housing Eligibility

To be eligible for St. Vincent de Paul’s Transitional Housing Program, an individual or family must be homeless, have a verifiable income, be willing to submit to a criminal background check, and demonstrate they are drug-free. They must also show they are motivated to become self-sufficient by participating in all required program components.

Units are subject to availability, with a possible waiting list. Rent is based on income.

Supportive Services Offered

  • Life Skills Classes
  • Parenting Classes
  • Career Counseling
  • Support groups for children & adults
  • Mentoring and tutoring
  • GED Classes (off site)
  • Substance abuse and mental health counseling (off site)

Sandman Transitional Housing

St. Vincent’s Sandman Transitional Housing
1620 E. Sherman Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Purchased in 2007 using a generous grant from Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, St. Vincent’s Sandman Transitional has eleven studio-style units to serves veterans.

Star Haven Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing for Individuals:
St. Vincent’s Star Have Transitional Housing
1516 E. Sherman Ave.
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Acquired in 2002, St. Vincent’s Star Haven Transitional Housing offers eleven studio-style units. It was funded by an AHP grant from Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle and a HOME loan through Idaho Housing and Finance Association. This facility serves veteran’s. Eligibility is qualified through the Veterans Administration. There are common laundry and kitchen areas available.

Coeur d’Alene Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing for Families:
Transitional Housing Center
1428 N. First Street
Coeur d’Alene, ID

Built in 1994 and funded by HUD, Idaho Housing & Finance Association, and St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift store revenue, St. Vincent’s Transitional Housing Center offers sixteen private, studio-style units.

Angel Arms/Healing Hearts

Is designed for the chronically homeless in our community, both families and singles. The programs help people get back on their feet with rental assistance and life skills. To qualify for the program a person must have a disability, either mental, physical, or an addiction issue and be chronically homeless. This is a two-year program that teaches a person to become self-sufficient and also a responsible renter.

Trinity Group Homes

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TrinityLogoSince 1979, Trinity Group Homes’ mission  has been to provide caring, community  supported housing for adults with programs  that teach life skills. Our goal has been and is  to ensure that adults with a severe and  persistent mental illness have safe affordable housing in a supportive environment.

Overview

Our seven residential facilities in Coeur d’Alene and Post  Falls operate as semi-independent homes. We  collaborate with case management service providers  to assist with medication compliance as well as with  Community Based Rehabilitative Services (CBRS)  specialists, therapists, peer support specialists and  medical professionals. Housing is also provided for  some participants in the Kootenai County Mental  Health Court after background review.

Our goal is to enable residents to graduate from  our semi-independent  group living programs into  community living.

Facilities

Each resident has a private room in one of our seven  homes. Trinity operates two duplexes with 18 residents in  Coeur d’Alene,  and  two homes  in Post  Falls. Construction ofone duplex in Post Falls was funded by a USDA Rural  Development loan and by a grant from the Inland Northwest  Community Foundation; local non-profits and churches  furnished the interior of the home. Our overall capacity is  now 33 private resident rooms.

Building improvements have also been supported  through grants from the Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation and the Community Cancer Charities of  Kootenai County.

Resident Support and Training

Trinity’s staff also works 1 on 1 with residents in areas  such as conflict resolution, budgeting, communication  skills, boundary setting, symptom management, service  navigation, etc. Our life skills program utilizes  community based professionals, and St. Vincent  staff to present a well-rounded curriculum.

Success measurements include the following:  higher level of social interaction skills, increased  sense of pride in their home environment,  decrease in isolation, increased mental health  coping skills, increased daily participation within  the home setting; and improved medication  management.

Life Skills Groups

Life skills groups meet weekly in our homes, driven by  resident interest and facilitated by staff or a member of the  community. During a weekly “game night” meals are planned  and prepared by the residents.

Participation in our employment and life skills program  enables residents to take advantage of educational  opportunities and develop viable employment and social  skills. With the aid of community mental health resources,  our residents can become successful and contributing  members of society.

Our Life Skills training program is been generously  supported through grants from the United Way, BNSF  Railroad, Union Pacific Railroad and the HECLA  Foundation.

Community Impact

Our programs provide life-changing opportunities for  Trinity’s residents. We receive no local, state or federal  support. While strengthening our community, the  residents become contributing members of society who now have life and employment skills and are able to continue  to live without costs to taxpayers. For some residents  unable to cope outside of the structured, safe  environment provided, Trinity is a long-term home and  we’ve maintained 99% occupancy since 2010.

Funding

Trinity’s annual operating funds come from a wide range of sources. Support comes from rent and utility payments by  residents (66%); corporate, business and non-profit grants  (20%), direct public support, including United Way (6%),  fundraising (4%) and indirect public support and  donations (4%), including contributions by 100% of Board  Members. Trinity is a member agency of the United Way of  Kootenai County, which provides continuing support.  Other private donations and grants from regional  foundations and civic groups such as Rotary, Coeur  d’Alene Tribe, and Kiwanis provide support. Grants from  national and corporate foundations support various  aspects of our operation and capital improvement needs.

When residents fail and are hospitalized, homeless, or  incarcerated, taxpayers pay these costs. If an individual  requires hospitalization, costs range from $67-$512 per  day,and incarceration ranges from$52 – $72 per day.

As reported in 2010, Kootenai County spends over $6 million dollars annually on services to the homeless. Trinity  operates at no cost to the taxpayers; we receive no local,  state, or federal operating funds.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers take residents to medical and psychiatric  appointments, meet with their Fiscal agent/Payee  organizations, to AA, NA and group therapy sessions, or to  tasks like grocery stores and shopping. Please call to help!

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