I’m currently homeless and need assistance with:
Currently OHAPP can refer to shelters. The operating shelters are run by Catholic Social Service and they require individuals to apply in person at Tamuning Shelter (across Alupang Beach Club) or at their main office in Barrigada (behind Dept of Revenue and Tax building)
For housing, Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) has public housing and applications are being accepted for their wait list:
How to apply:
Apply Online at Ghura.org
Visit their office in Sinajana to apply
Visit the Guam Relief Center for assistance
If you currently don’t have insurance, you may be eligible for Medicaid coverage. You can apply for Medicaid through the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS)
You may be eligible to receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits (formerly known as food stamps) based on your income. These benefits are through the Department of Public Health and Social Services
You can apply for SNAP through the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS)
Obtaining Identification (Guam ID only)
Public Law 35-32, “The Homeless Youth and Families Identification Act,” mandates a process for homeless individuals and unaccompanied homeless youth to obtain a Guam Identification Card (“Guam ID”)
The OHAPP office has an MOU in place with other agencies to assist individuals obtain their Guam ID. Please contact the OHAPP office via email at email@example.com or 671-475-2078,-79, -81. You can also Whatsapp: 671-475-2078,-79,-93.
The Guam Regional Transport Authority has created the “Ayuda Shuttle” for those facing homelessness but need transportation to medical or other appointments. Individuals still need to sign up for this service and rides need to be scheduled in advance as occupancy is limited.
Please contact the OHAPP office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 671-475-2078,-79, -81. You can also Whatsapp: 671-475-2078,-79,-93.
The Guam Department of Labor has employment and “boot camp” programs that can help those needing employment and training to achieve gainful employment.
OHAPP can accept your resume and submit it to the American Job Center (AJC). The AJC will contact you directly for additional information needed.
OHAPP Statutes: EO 2020-23
Office of Homelessness Assistance and Poverty Prevention. There is hereby created the Office of Homelessness Assistance and Poverty Prevention (OHAPP) within the executive branch and under the administrative supervision of the Mayor’s Council of Guam. (Amended per EO 2020-37 to: under the administrative supervision of the Office of the Governor, in close coordination with the Mayors’ Council of Guam.
The OHAPP shall be the lead government of Guam coordinating agency on homelessness assistance and poverty prevention and may obtain, receive, and administer grants to support its mission and operations. The OHAPP may employ such personnel as may be necessary to carry out its functions.
Departments and agencies mandated to provide housing, public assistance, human services, healthcare, social services, education, public transportation, behavioral health, employment, workforce development, substance abuse, parole services, child protection services, adult protective services, disability services, jail and prison reentry, emergency preparedness and response, and public safety services shall cooperate and assist the OHAPP with its mission to stabilize and assist homeless individuals and families. Departments and agencies may physically and administratively assign personnel to assist the OHAPP on a permanent, temporary, or rotational basis including but not limited to eligibility specialists, caseworkers, social workers, and housing staff.
Original documentation to establish proof of residency required to obtain a Guam Identification Card for Homeless Individuals and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth pursuant to Public Law 35-32 and §57107 of 10 GCA Chapter 57 from the Department of Revenue and Taxation may be issued by the OHAPP.
The OHAPP shall establish a Family Reunification Program to identify family members both on Guam and abroad for reunification of the homeless population with their families, to coordinate the transfer of services, and to facilitate travel if necessary for the purposes of obtaining medical care not available on Guam or for humanitarian purposes.
The Director of the Department of Public Health and Social Services shall prioritize and consider applications and requests made by the OHAPP for individuals seeking eligibility for participation to receive mileage for off-island medical care pursuant to §2311(e) of 5 GCA Chapter 23.
The Office of Veterans Affairs of the Government of Guam shall actively identify and engage homeless veterans for the purpose of securing housing and public assistance benefits, including homeless veterans housing vouchers. Such efforts shall be done in conjunction with the OHAPP and GHURA.
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