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Housing Forward Client Receiving Assistance

Emergency Assistance

This program provides financial assistance to help address housing crisis and avert the trauma of losing one’s home. Working with individuals and families, our staff determines how to best resolve the crisis and establish housing stability. Assistance can include a wide range of needs, such as bus passes, covering past-due utility bills, and helping to pay rent, mortgage, and security deposits. 

Households with an unexpected emergency situation or demonstrated economic hardship can complete an application through our Emergency Assistance program, the following documentation will be needed:

  • Identification, such as a driver license or state ID
  • Proof of income, such as pay stubs, social security or link card awards or unemployment benefits
  • Documentation of financial need such as a five-day notice and copy of a lease, or a utility shut off notice and bill with past due amounts
Housing Forward Client and Child in Home

Homelessness Prevention

Homelessness Prevention helps individuals and families at imminent risk of homelessness remain in their current housing and avoid the trauma of eviction. Our case managers employ a variety of stabilization strategies to address the immediate situation. Once the crisis has been resolved, clients can shift focus from survival to achieving a plan for ensuring long-term stability.

Mother and Child in Apartment

Families in Transition

We help families experiencing homelessness to secure the resources they need to resolve their housing crisis or to transition quickly from their homeless situation. Our family-centered approach addresses the complex needs of families with minor children and helps them achieve housing stability. We help navigate the maze of school, government, and social services which are important steps to building a path to housing stability.