Permanent Housing


Permanent affordable housing ends homelessness for families. Families can enter housing through rapid rehousing programs or after exiting shelter programs


Provides permanent housing options and placement for homeless families with lower barriers. Short-term housing subsidies are provided until the family gets back on their feet. Each quarter the family is re-assessed for eligibility based on income and program compliance. Families receive home visits and resources from UMOM staff. UMOM also prevents families from becoming homeless with eviction prevention services by providing short-term assistance with rent or utilities. With this support, families are diverted from shelter and remain in their home, providing stability for their children.

For more information on UMOM’s
Rapid Re-Housing Program
contact us at 602-296-6879


Permanent housing is made affordable for families through rent that is partially provided by private and/or public funds. UMOM provides privately subsidized housing for low income families, and partners with HUD and local government agencies to provide Section 8 housing vouchers to families.


Some families need more than two years of extended shelter due to permanent disabling conditions. Frequently, these families experience multiple episodes of homelessness.  UMOM provides 25 units of permanent supportive housing for disabled homeless families with dependent children.


When families come to UMOM looking for safe shelter they immediately complete a housing assessment with a Housing Specialist. We determine whether a family has low or high barriers to housing. Examples of low barriers would be an eviction, one parent out of work, poor credit history, or a low but sustainable source of income. High barriers would be things like criminal convictions, multiple evictions, no income or marketable skills, mental illness, and substance abuse issues.

If a family has low barriers to housing our housing specialists may be able to find permanent, affordable housing in one of our apartment complexes or another community in the Valley. We have several relationships with Valley property owners and management companies that allow us to work with a family to obtain housing.

If a family has high barriers to housing they may need to stay in a UMOM shelter program before they are ready to maintain stable housing on their own. UMOM has had many families move from shelter programs into an affordable housing unit and our Next Step team provides follow-up case management services for one year after they leave the shelter campus.


The Legacy Crossing was constructed on the previous site of UMOM New Day Center.  This beautiful community is comprised of 140 one, two and three bedroom apartments.  Opened in 2010, TLC was financed through Low-Income Housing Tax Credits awarded by the Arizona Department of Housing.


In 2011 UMOM acquired North Mountain Lodge Motel in the Sunnyslope area, located adjacent to one of the organization’s Next Step Housing properties, Casa de Paz Sahuaro Apartments. The investments from Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation will allow UMOM to demolish the dilapidated structure and construct 48 brand new one, two and three bedroom affordable housing apartments. Learn more…