Our Programs


Our grants are for rental assistance due to an unexpected financial emergency outside of your control (temporary job gap, natural disaster, medical emergency, auto accident (vehicle maintenance costs do not qualify), a victim of a crime, death, etc.).

The majority of our rental assistance grants are for rent that you are not able to pay which has put you at risk of eviction. You should exhaust all other means of assistance before applying to us and must be able to demonstrate that you have the ability to cover your overhead moving forward. Approval of all grants is made in the sole discretion of the RRF Board approval committee.

Qualifications to apply:

  • You are facing eviction within 21 days.
  • You’ve been a resident in your current community for 9+ months; NOTE: for those affected by COVID-19, this requirement has been temporarily reduced to 3 months. This will be in effect until September 30, 2020.
  • The financial crisis was unexpected and outside of your control. You have taken every step possible to reduce your monthly expenses. In the event of a death, please be prepared to provide a copy of the death certificate;
  • You paid your rent timely every month for the previous five years – we allow only one late payment before the crisis; NOTE: for those affected by COVID-19, this requirement has been temporarily modified as follows. This will be in effect until September 30, 2020. 
    • For residencies of 1 year or less -1 late payment
    • 2 years – 2 late payments
    • 3 years – 3 late payments
    • 4 years – 4 late payments
    • 5+ years – 5 late payments
  • You have not violated any terms of your lease;
  • You have enough income moving forward to cover your rent and expenses; alternatively, you have a good job prospect or other income expected within a specific period of time and can provide supporting documentation meaning job offer letter, proof of upcoming SS, disability or unemployment benefits, etc.;  For those affected by COVID-19 and cannot show proof of future income, we will consider a maximum grant of 2 months of rental assistance. 
  • You agree to participate in eVolve, an online financial education program, at our expense, as a condition of receiving a grant.  You must be fully completed with the program before your request is submitted to our Board.

We require certain documents and confirmation of residency facts for due diligence purposes. We provide rental assistance for a temporary financial crisis; not just because you have too many bills or loans to pay. IMPORTANT: we will look at your expenses and need to see that you have taken steps to cut out unnecessary and discretionary expenses and are responsibly trying to get back on track.

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Residents and managers

Apply for Rental Assistance

We’re here to help responsible residents stay in their apartments during an unexpected financial emergency or a short dip in financial stability.

If we proceed, you are expected to get the application and materials to us TIMELY with all the required documentation attached as one package in pdf or Word format (no jpgs); otherwise, it will delay the process and we do not want to keep your property manager on hold. Most applicants return everything we need within 5 days. After your documents are reviewed, we will schedule a call with you before your package is submitted to our board for approval. If you are approved, the payment will be made directly to your landlord or owner per the terms of your rental agreement. (Brochure describes the regular non-COVID-19 program.)

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What you’ll need to apply:

  • If COVID-19 related, documentation re job layoff
  • Confirmation from your property manager or owner confirming a few facts (we will obtain this directly from them)
  • Last year’s W2, tax return, 1099 or SSI/government benefits statement
    (please black out your SSN)
  • Your last two months’ bank or debit card statements for ALL accounts
  • Last 2 paystubs or government assistance statement
  • Proof of continued income
  • A recent credit report (available at no charge from creditkarma.com –please black out your SSN)
  • Depending on the circumstances, we may ask for other supporting documents e.g. death certificate, disability determination, police reports etc. If there is more than one person on the lease, we will need some basic information from them as well.


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We need independent confirmation of facts of their residency including proof of timely payments. To do that, please follow these steps:

  • Complete this online referral form (below)
  • Complete resident ledger from date of move-in
  • RELATED TO COVID-19: You need to tell us if your resident is anticipated to be facing eviction in the next 21-30 days. We do not need an eviction notice to be issued to them.


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