Please note the following procedures / steps to be completed: (These procedures can be facilitated quicker if DOC / PBPP Staff at applicant's facility downloads and prints the form(s) needed.)
1. ALL APPLICANTS must complete the following forms:
a. Rental Application;
b. Release of Information Form (Used by Forgiven Ministries, Inc., to speak to DOC, PBPP or CCC Staff);
c. PBPP-1 (Home Plan Form), completed without a residence address. This form will be returned to the applicant with approving signature and a residence address once a opening becomes available.
2. After Forgiven Ministries, Inc., receives these forms;
a. The application and relevant information received will be reviewed by Forgiven Ministries, Inc., Board of Directors;
b. If the applicant is approved by Forgiven Ministries, Inc., board, a welcome / approval letter will be sent to the applicant.
3. Applicant will be advised in this correspondence to send a $300.00 security deposit. This deposit will be used to "hold or secure" a room for the applicant. This deposit IS refunded in full to the "issuing party" if Home Plan is denied by Parole Supervision Staff. (Note: Forgiven Ministries, Inc., will not be responsible for ANY funds deducted by other agencies such as the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections or a Community Corrections Center, in the return of funds to "the issuing party" to satisfy court ordered fines and restitution).
4. Upon receipt of this security deposit the applicant's name will be placed on a waiting list for one (1) or more of the properties used by Forgiven Ministries, Inc. (Note: This is on a first come - first serve basis) Applicant's home plan form will be returned to the insitution where applicant resides.
5. Once the completed home plan is returned to the applicant's residing institution, the applicant is than responsible for contacting their institutional parole department regarding the completed & signed home plan form. Forgiven Ministries, Inc., has no control over this process nor any delays by PBPP or DOC Staff in their processing of applicant's homeplan.
6. Forgiven Ministries, Inc. will meet with parole supervision staff to help faciliate the home plan investigation process.
7. Once this process is completed and the applicant is approved for release, it is the applicant's responsibility to inform Forgiven Ministries, Inc. that he/ she has been approved and the date of their scheduled release. Upon applicant's release, applicant is then responsible for their first month's rent. Forgiven Ministries, Inc. will make every attempt to assist applicant with transportation from the Erie bus station to the approved residence, if needed. Applicant is responsible for fulfilling all necessary requirements of the DOC & PBPP for their release.
8. If, during this release process, the applicant has a misconduct, is returned from the center to an SCI, or tries to cirumvent this established procedure, applicant's security deposit will be returned and home plan support will be withdrawn. Applicant's institutional parole department and Erie field office for PBPP will be notified accordingly.
9. Once an applicant is denied entry to our programs and/or transitional housing program(s), the applicant may re-submit their application after a waiting period of 6 months (180 days).
Forms for Transitional Housing Program: