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Rental Assistance

Rental assistance is provided in the form of financial assistance to household in an immediate housing crisis. This assistance can pay for the families first month’s rent, a security deposit and/or back rent due to a property owner in order to secure safe housing for the family affected. (Actual payments are dependent upon many factors, including, but not limited to: funds available, circumstance leading to the crisis, past assistance received by the household, amount needed to solve the emergency, etc.).
Case management services are provided to all households involved in the rental assistance program, as well as anyone who finds themselves to be at risk of a housing crisis. Case managers work with households to determine the cause of the housing crisis, advise households on available services, make referrals, and establish a goal plan. The case managers follow the household’s progress closely and assist in obtaining necessary skills, education, and services to reach their goals.

General Services Provided:
• Financial assistance up to $1500/household, $1000/individual.
• General Case Management.
• Life Skills Workshops.
• Financial Literacy Counseling.

Eligibility Requirements:
• Proof of housing crisis (typically a notarized eviction, letter from a shelter, letter from another social service agency).
• Income not exceeding 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.