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, automobile accident (vehicle maintenance costs do not qualify), victim of a crime, death in the family, etc.).

The majority of our rental assistance grants are for past 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.

Qualifications to apply:

  • You’ve been a resident in your current community for 9+ months;
  • The financial crisis was unexpected and outside of your control.  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;
  • 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;
  • You agree to participate in eVolve, an online financial education program, at our expense, as a condition of receiving a grant.  You must be substantially completed with the program before your request is submitted to our Board.

We provide rental assistance for a temporary financial crisis; not just because you have too many bills or loans to pay. We will look at your expenses and want to see that you have taken initial steps to cut out unnecessary 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.

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Residents

What you’ll need to apply:

  • A letter from your property manager or owner confirming a few facts (we will obtain this directly from them)
  • Last year’s W2, tax return or SSI/government benefits statement
    (please black out your SSN)
  • Your last two full bank or debit card statements for ALL accounts
    (please black out your account # except for last 4 digits)
  • 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, etc.

 

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Managers

What you’ll need to refer a resident:

  • A letter confirming a few facts
  • A resident ledger

 

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