Services: rent payment assistance for homeless mentally ill, rental deposit assistance for homeless mentally ill. A program to assist chronically homeless individuals with a serious mental illness secure permanent housing. The program can provide the security deposit and first month's rent along with assistance accessing other community resources for assistance with utilities if needed. Eligibility: Currently homeless or at risk of homelessness AND have a documented serious mental illness. In addition, the applicant MUST meet the definition of being chronically homeless. Applicant must have been homeless four (4) times in the past three years. These homeless occurrences must be verified by shelter stays or a caseworker. Homeless is defined as having no permanent address for an extended period of time. This is more than a night or two and may include individuals who are staying in a homeless shelter, in a vehicle, outside or "couch surfing." Risk of homelessness is defined as having a court ordered eviction notice. Documents required: Picture ID or birth certificate, proof of income, DHS decision notice, and documentation of mental illness from family doctor or psychiatrist. Individuals may also be screened by CMH Access Center. Application process:Scheduled appointments are preferred, but walk-ins will be assisted if intake worker is available. Area served: Muskegon County. Service hours: 8-12, TU-TH.