Applying for a Home
Frequently Asked Questions
We have prepared these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to help answer questions you might have. Should you think of other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
- Who can apply to live in a Promise Pointe Home?
- A person who meets the Promise Pointe definition of chronic homelessness:
Following is Promise Pointe’s definition of chronic homelessness: an individual who is homeless (without a permanent dwelling) and has lived in a place not meant for human habitation, in a safe haven or in an emergency shelter for an extended period of time, or has had at least episodes of homelessness lasting 90 days or more, on separate occasions, in the last 3 years.
- You must have had a coordinated assessment within the past 6 months, be found eligible for permanent supportive housing, and be referred by another homeless provider.
- You must have an income to pay rent as determined by Promise Pointe. There are no minimums or maximums, you just must be able to comfortably pay your rent.
- You must have lived in the Victoria Crossroads area for the past 1 year.
- We do not allow roommates. Couples who both qualify separately are allowed and would be housed separately
- How do I apply?
All potential residents will be required to have completed a Coordinated Assessment (this is a standard tool from the Texas Homeless Network to see if a person meets the criteria of homelessness) within the past 6 months. Applicants must agree to a criminal background check.
Promise Pointe uses any agency providing services to the homeless as our point of entry. After contacting them seeking an application for Promise Pointe residency they will assist you in filling out the Promise Pointe Potential Resident Qualifying Criteria checklist. If you meet all the criteria you will then be given the opportunity to apply as a resident at Promise Pointe. Be absolutely sure you have some way for us to reach you.
Do not stop here!
If you are in case management with another program now, continue to work with your caseworker on your housing goals. Many programs in the community do not participate in the Coordinate Assessment process yet. As part of the Coordinated Assessment, staff will provide you with a list of external resources that you can try to access on your own or with your case manager. For more information or to verify eligibility, please call 361-571-2589
- What if I have a criminal record, will that eliminate me from the program?
No! However, at this time we are not able to place those who are registered sex offenders. Additionally, those who have a violent criminal record will be screened to ascertain compatibility with the community. We work closely with those that have a criminal record but make no guarantees of placement.
- What housing options are available and how much do they cost?
Presently a modest rent of $300/month is charged by Promise Pointe. Each tiny home is mostly furnished with a bedroom with fresh linens and new bed, living and sitting area and storage space.
- Can I have a pet in a Promise Pointe home?
Promise Pointe residents may have one pet. Residents must acknowledge that they have received and understand the Promise Pointe Pet Rules. Residents will be responsible for complying with all of the pet rules and regulations for Promise Pointe and the City of Victoria.