Homelessness might look like:
- An individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
- An individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, including a car, park, abandoned building, bus or train station, airport, or camping ground.
- An individual or family living in a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including hotels and motels paid for by Federal, State or local government programs for low-income individuals or by charitable organizations, congregate shelters, and transitional housing).
- An individual who resided in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation and who is exiting an institution where he or she temporarily resided.
- An individual or family who will imminently lose their housing [as evidenced by a court order resulting from an eviction action that notifies the individual or family that they must leave within 14 days, having a primary nighttime residence that is a room in a hotel or motel and where they lack the resources necessary to reside there for more than 14 days, or credible evidence indicating that the owner or renter of the housing will not allow the individual or family to stay for more than 14 days, and any oral statement from an individual or family seeking homeless assistance that is found to be credible shall be considered credible evidence for purposes of this clause]; has no subsequent residence identified; and lacks the resources or support networks needed to obtain other permanent housing.
- Unaccompanied youth (under the age 25) and homeless families with children and youth defined as homeless under other Federal statutes who have experienced a long-term period without living independently in permanent housing, have experienced persistent instability as measured by frequent moves over such period, and can be expected to continue in such status for an extended period of time because of chronic disabilities, chronic physical health or mental health conditions, substance addiction, histories of domestic violence or childhood abuse, the presence of a child or youth with a disability, or multiple barriers to employment.
NATH/Frederick Place exists to provide safe housing and basic needs to families and individuals who are experiencing homeless, within an atmosphere of encouragement, respect, dignity, and hope; while nurturing and promoting self-sufficiency and independent living. The Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing will actively promote public awareness of homelessness by partnering with north woods resource agencies and educating the community.
NATH was established as a Wisconsin corporation on August 14, 2009. We are an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Corporate officers were elected on September 9, 2009.
NATH’s service area includes Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties. New residents will be admitted on a “first-come, first-served basis.”
NATH and Frederick Place have established cooperative working relationships with community partners through a regional continuum of care and via outreach to faith communities, social service agencies, educational institutions, health care facilities, local law enforcement and other human service organizations. Partnering resources will share collaborative information in order to minimize duplication of services while assisting Frederick Place residents to work toward independent housing goals.