House Requirements & Rules

At present, the only requirements we have to get a Fresh Start is to maintain employment, pay your share of living expenses and have a strong desire to advance your life while abiding by the house rules.

Personal Agreement:

I agree to put forth my best effort at all times. 

I agree to cooperate with monitors, teachers, resource personnel and the Director.

I will participate in the conversational group in which my instructors place me.

I agree to attend classes and participate in all activities to include recreational activities to the best of my ability.

I agree bullying is unacceptable and could result in my termination from the Fresh Start Housing program.

House Agreement:

I agree to heed residence rules and respect other residents.

I understand the possession or use of alcoholic beverages and other mood altering substances on premises will strictly not be tolerated.

I understand smoking is prohibited at Fresh Start Housing and I choose to live in a smoke free environment.

I agree to not keep or allow any pets on the premise.

I agree to clean up after myself and keep all my personal belongings in my room.

I understand Fresh Start Housing is a no shoe environment and I choose to live in a no shoe environment.

I understand Fresh Start Housing is a nondenominational environment; any religious practices must be done outside the premises.

I understand guests are encouraged yet overnight guests are strictly not allowed. No more than two visitors at a time without additional permission.

I agree to use headphones when listening to music or any loud activity where not everyone is involved voluntarily.

I agree to not make any copies of the house, room or locker keys.

Room Agreement:

I agree to maintain my room in good order, repair, and is kept safe and clean at all times.

I agree to not let anyone in my room who is unsupervised at all times.

I agree to not make any alterations or improvements to my room without prior written consent.

I agree written permission is necessary to maintain a weapon of any type. All guns must be placed in a soft or hard shell case. Ammunition must be kept in a lock box separated from all weapons.

I agree to not possess any items of a dangerous, flammable or explosive character that might unreasonably increase the danger of fire or explosion on the premises or that might be considered hazardous or extra hazardous by any responsible insurance company.

I agree that upon the expiration of my participation at Fresh Start Housing, I shall surrender the room, my keys and any property borrowed or provided in as good a state and condition as they were at the commencement of this Agreement. Reasonable use and wear and tear thereof and damages by the elements are expected.

Financial Agreement

I agree to disclose and discuss my income and expense budget.

I agree to place 10% of all my earning into a savings or trust account, monies to be utilized for long range financial goals.

I agree to pay my program fee on time.

I agree in the event the premises have been damaged or destroyed by my actions I will pay full restitution and compensate Fresh Start Housing to repair or make whole any and all damages.

Electronic Device Agreement:

I will not download illegal or pornographic material using any computer within the house.

I understand the house rules are subject to change. I am satisfied that I am willing to put forth a maximum effort to adhere to the conditions, and therefore obtain optimum benefit from the Fresh Start Housing Long Term Transitional Housing Program. I understand that failure to comply with the above conditions may result in appropriate disciplinary action, and in serious cases, eviction.

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It is the policy of Fresh Start Housing to provide equality of opportunity for all residents. Accordingly, the Fresh Start House does not practice or condone unlawful discrimination in any form against residents or applicants on the grounds of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. I understand discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.