Rental and Other Assistance for the Homeless or Evicted
If you are homeless or have been evicted, you can receive help with your first month's rent payment, security deposit, mortgage, utility bills, emergency shelter or food.
You can receive one type of assistance per year.
The maximum amount you can receive is $1,000 for rent or $1,500 in mortgage assistance.
The following housing assistance is available:
You must be homeless or evicted from a prior residence. The maximum assistance offered is $1,000.
You must provide a lease agreement stating the terms of occupancy.
You must submit the three-day notice, court eviction (5-day notice) or 24-hour notice to your caseworker. The maximum assistance offered is $1,000 for rental assistance.
The maximum assistance offered is $1,500 for mortgage assistance.
Checks are paid to the landlord or management company. If the maximum payment does not satisfy the payment requirements of the landlord, you must pay the balance and security deposit (payment receipt required).
You can only receive one type of assistance per year.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) provides assistance to eligibility residents experiencing a one-time crisis situation which interrupts their ability to pay utility bills, rent/mortgage or secure necessary food. The customer must be able to document the crisis and show ability to maintain expenses after the receipt of the emergency assistance..
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