Case Management and Housing

Case Management and Housing

Thanks to advances in medication and treatment, people with HIV/AIDS are living longer and healthier lives than ever before.   Our case management team works hand in hand with clients to help make this possible.

Medical case management is a critical component of our services for people living with HIV. Our medical case management program is staffed by qualified, compassionate professionals who dedicate themselves to serving the particular needs of each client. Recognizing that there are many factors that can impact health, we take a holistic approach to providing care services.

In order to enjoy their best health, people who are living with HIV must have safe, stable housing; receive regular, appropriate medical care; manage their medications; and more.  For some clients, getting connected to counseling and psychosocial assistance is critical. For others, food stability and nutrition may be an issue. Having a medical case manager to assist with these and other concerns can be the difference in a person’s long-term health outlook.

Housing Subsidy Program

Safe and stable housing significantly impacts an individual’s overall health and wellbeing. As a result, our Housing Subsidy Program provides rental assistance and other supportive services to formerly homeless individuals. The permanency structure of this program, and the comprehensive support provided by program staff, allows participants to successfully navigate the challenges of independent living while also focusing on the larger goals of optimum health and wellness and future self-sufficiency.

Eligibility

Program participants are referred through Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services Coordinated Entry and Assessment-Based Housing Referral System (CEA-BHRS) and program funding is provided by The City of Philadelphia’s Division of Housing and Community Development. 

Covid-19 Pandemic Housing Assistance

In an effort to prevent homelessness during the Covid-19 pandemic Mazzoni’ Center’s housing subsidy program was awarded funding to provide up to 12 months of subsidized rental assistance to individuals, who meet program criteria, who are residing in private rental housing and have suffered a loss in household income during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Under the program, clients who receive assistance are responsible for contributing roughly 30% of their current income toward rent/utilities, with the remainder being subsidized by Mazzoni Center. The program can also cover back rent that has been accrued since the start of the pandemic.