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Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants must be undergoing active treatment for a blood cancer (leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma) at the Texas Medical Center (TMC). No other cancers will be considered
  • Active treatment means that the patient must have at least one weekly appointment at a treatment center in Houston
  • Applicant’s permanent home address must be greater than 50 miles from TMC
  • Stem cell transplant patient’s home address must be greater than 25 miles from TMC and requires a doctor’s order stating that the patient must reside within 20 minutes of the hospital
  • Applicant agrees to provide information, if requested, that will aid in assessing their ability to afford housing in a regularly priced fully-furnished apartment or hotel during weeks to months of treatment at the Texas Medical Center, and attests that such regularly priced housing would cause significant hardship to them or their caregivers
  • Applicant MUST have a caregiver living with them at Halo House at all times

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Length of Stay

  • Should an apartment become available, applicants must sign an apartment lease for a minimum of TWO WEEKS and may stay at Halo House for a maximum of THREE MONTHS
  • If a patient has had an allogenic stem cell transplant within 30 days of moving into Halo House, then his/her lease may be extended for one month (for a maximum stay of FOUR MONTHS)
  • A letter from the patient’s doctor or social worker confirming the allogenic stem cell transplant timing is required before the lease will be extended

Wait List

  • Applicants will be added to our wait list and will receive an email confirmation within four days of application submission
  • The wait for an available apartment can be anywhere from two weeks to two months
  • Your email confirmation will provide suggestions for additional housing options.  It is impossible to know exactly when a Halo House apartment will be available, therefore we strongly encourage you to get on wait lists for other organizations
  • If your need date changes, DO NOT submit a new application as this will only delay your application process
  • To make any changes to your application, please call 713-665-8852 or send an email to letting us know the patient’s full name and the changes to be made