Homeless Prevention

Too many of our friends and neighbors live one or two paychecks away from homelessness. A severe illness or even and unexpected car repair can keep someone out of work and unable to pay for their housing. In addition to longer-term government programs such as RAFT and ESG, Housing Assistance operates a private homeless prevention financial assistance program to help people stay in their homes and avoid entering the shelter system. Individuals or families can apply for up to $500 in payments to their landlords or other vendors so that they can stay housed.

If you need help to stay housed or need help with move in costs to prevent homelessness, please contact us. It is necessary to document your income and housing situation before we can determine your eligibility. Please review the application form to understand the documentation required and contact us for assistance.

This program is partially funded by the Cape and Islands United Way.