Emerald Options

…. is knowing you are not alone
…. is knowing things can get better
…. is knowing others care
…. is a chance for a fresh start
…. Is knowing that you have options

 For many, Mainstream Housing is the last hope. We’re here to help.

Emerald Options offers housing to individuals with developmental disabilities coming out of homelessness.  The program provides subsidized rent and ongoing support to work on issues that have caused prior homelessness.  The goals for all participants are to maintain permanent housing, increase independence and self determination.  An individualized Support Plan is developed with each participant to address their unique challenges, needs and desires.  Participants must meet regularly with program staff to work on their goals.

It is our hope that each participant will achieve their  best possible life, that they are safe in their home and community, and have satisfying lives.

Eligibility Requirements

  • One person in the household must have a developmental disability as defined in Oregon Administrative Rule.
  • Applicant must be receiving case management from Lane County Developmental Disabilities Services, Full Access, Mentor Oregon or another Brokerage.
  • Applicant must be homeless.

Referral to Emerald Options is through LCDDS or a Brokerage.  Informational calls from interested others are welcomed.

The Emerald Options program uses Service Point. Download the Service Point disclosure of privacy notice. MHI website – Service Point notice

Support for the Emerald Options Program is generously provided by:

The Human Services Commission
City of Eugene
City of Springfield
Lane County