How Do We Get Away From Emergency, Transitional Housing Assistance And Start Thinking About A Comprehensive, Equitable Housing Policy In The Neighborhood?

Our traditional system of emergency housing only treats symptoms—providing temporary housing without a plan for long- term success, and often requires people to move away from their communities. It neglects the root causes of our housing issues and can even create new problems—moving people farther from work, children out of their school district, and families away from their support system. We launched our Shared Lease Program as a way to preserve our beloved community and help break the cycle of housing issues and the traumas that perpetuate them.

Always low cost

  • $2 each way
  • Single-ride passes or 10-ride passes available
  • Credit card purchase available in-app, online, or over the phone
  • Or purchase in-person at the MLK Center M-F, 9am-5pm

Rides you can count on

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • First come, first served (we recommend booking 48 hours in advance!)
  • Call the hotline to check holiday availability


If it's important to you, it's important to us. We invite you to reserve our space for your events, no matter the occasion, large or small.

  • Graduation parties
  • Organization meetings 
  • Family reunions


We prioritize accessibility. Rates are always reasonable, with discounts available

  • $50/hr
  • Discounted and free space for community partners

How it works

  • Available to residents of Butler Tarkington, Crown Hill, Mapleton-Fall Creek, and Meridian Kessler
  • Provide your current lease and/or a bill
  • We’ll meet with you to determine what we can help with
  • And we’ll provide financial and wellness coaching to help prepare you for the next rainy day

A helping hand is a click away

What’s a “shared lease”?

It means we’re partners. We lease from priority landlords in the neighborhood and sublet their spaces to community members in need of transitional housing. We’re essentially inviting you to share the lease with us, because we value your contribution to the beloved community. We offer:

  • Subsidized rent
  • Assistance paying off an eviction, if you have one
  • Help preparing you for a rental of your choosing, or even home ownership

Break the cycle

Put housing struggles behind you. There are so many reasons why any one of us can have difficulty maintaining reliable housing. We know everyone’s issues are unique. And we know that they don’t just affect us, but our entire household. That’s why we provide personalized life coaching to help identify the root cause of issues, prevent them in the future, and heal any harm that lingers into the present.