About Homebase for Housing
Homebase for Housing is a housing information and referral program dedicated to preventing homelessness and improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS in Dallas County and seven surrounding Counties. Homebase for Housing has collaborated with local AIDS Service Organizations and other housing community based organizations to develop an extensive clearinghouse of information and referrals for housing options as well as other related supportive services.
- One-on-one individual housing search assistance
- Resource room available for clients with access to phone and computers
- Access to housing search website
- Referrals for housing and utility payments
- Referrals to housing support agencies and financial assistance
- Email set up, free to clients
Program Housing Director
Lisa Rand comes to Homebase for Housing with over 20+ years of experience working in non-profits organizations. She has worked extensively with emergency shelter programs, and transitional housing programs in the Dallas area, as well as youth programs. Her responsibilities for Home Base for Housing include being a point person for housing advocacy, housing information and referral services, housing research and assistance, as well as housing resource identification and development. She also serves as a bridge between HIV-housing and non HIV-housing providers, and acts as a liaison with local housing authorities and other housing providers. She will maintain relationships with existing housing programs and develop new housing options.
Jefferlyn Harper-Harris comes to us with 7 years of direct experience in serving HIV/AIDS participants and a combined 15 plus years of work experience with vulnerable populations to include disabled adults, frail elderly, homeless adults and child welfare. She has worked in both, public and private sector entities and most recently, for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Additionally, Jefferlyn has worked as a quality improvement coordinator for Wisconsin’s largest managed care organization (MCO) advocating for member’s rights, assisting members in navigating through the fair hearing and appeals process and ensuring member retention. Also as a quality assurance surveyor for the MCO, she inspected community basedresidential facilities and assisted living facilities to ensure compliance with contract and state regulations. Her strengths include high standards of professional integrity in brokering services, a genuine passion for helping individuals/families in crisis and a keen ability to identify individual strengths and informal supports in an effort to help participants achieve self-sufficiency. Jefferlyn has a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with a major in English. She
We value our volunteers and would not be able to operate successfully without them. We have various task that volunteers can assist with ranging from monitoring our resource center, to housing resource collection, to administrative office assistance. Depending on what you want to do we can find a fit for you here!
If you would like to volunteer your time to assist the Homebase for Housing Center please contact Jefferlyn Harper-Harris at 214-520-6308 ext. 340.