Esperanza En Escalante’s housing programs are meant for individuals and families who:
- Are veterans of any duty branch of the U.S. military services
- Were released under conditions other than dishonorable
- Are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
- Desire a drug and alcohol free environment
- Are willing to engage in a support program designed to transition them to independent productive living
- Income qualify
Program fees apply, depending on the unit size, but not to exceed 30 percent of applicable income. Esperanza En Escalante is an Equal Housing Opportunity Provider, who does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, or sexual orientation. Please contact us if you or someone you know are interested in our program. If qualified, we will help navigate the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System’s Homeless Program registration process, a prerequisite for entry into VA sponsored programs. For others, residents must qualify with the City of Tucson under the Housing Choice program, commonly known as Section 8 housing.
EEE Tranistional Housing:
Esperanza En Escalante provides transitional housing for veterans, male and female, with and without families, who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. These programs are designed to get the individual or family into safe housing, address personal, economic and health issues as necessary, and prepare them to enter into stable permanent housing as the issues are addressed. Currently, the following programs are available:
Permanent Supportive Housing
Esperanza En Escalante currently has several programs designed to help homeless veterans move into permanent supportive housing. These programs provide some level of subsidized rent support, as well as access to a case manager to work with the veteran to increase housing stability over the time.
Housing Choice Program for Homeless Veterans: Another City of Tucson program, also provides scattered site housing for homeless veterans, and is supported by Project Based Housing Choice Vouchers. Veterans must be homeless, income qualify and pass the City of Tucson Housing Choice qualifying process. Esperanza En Escalante staff work with the veteran to find suitable housing, as well as navigate the City of Tucson’s process.
EEE Supportive I - Permanent Supportive Housing: Esperanza En Escalante is also a partner in EEE Supportive I, a site based apartment complex with 44 one bedroom units, opening in March 2017. Forty of the units are supported with project based Housing Choice vouchers. Residents must be 55 or older, preferably a veteran, income qualify, and pass the City of Tucson’s screening process.
EEE Supportive II - Permanent Supportive Housing: Another apartment complex that opened in December 2020 with 50 one, two and three bedroom apartments. Forty four of the units are supported by project based Housing Choice vouchers, this project focuses on families, preferably Veteran families.