A transitional housing program in Iowa is somewhere you would live after leaving an emergency shelter or some other type of shelter. The time you spend living in a transitional home is spent getting a full-time job, saving money, and rebuilding a life, in order to move to a permanent house. Typically, after living at a transitional home you are moving to affordable housing, where you would now have your new address. The individuals and families who are using transitional housing are those who may be homeless. In other circumstances, it is homeless people who are recovering from drug addiction, or who are managing mental-health problems and need a place to live. There are also transitional homes for youth, who may be living on the street, and need a place where they can finish school and learn new skills. Many of the transitional homes in Iowa, will provide basic supportive counseling and help for people who stay there.