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.) and are for residents who intend to stay in living on the property.

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 at the sole discretion of the RRF Board approval committee. We encourage all applicants to research any organization asking for personal information which you can do here: Guidestar

Qualifications to apply (COVID program in red):

  • You are facing eviction within 60 days.
  • You’ve been a resident in your current community for 9+ months and intend to say in your home;
  • 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 the following before the date of the circumstance/crisis;
    • 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 a job offer letter, proof of upcoming SS, disability, or unemployment benefits, etc.;  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.

We require certain documents and confirmation of residency facts for due diligence purposes. We provide rental assistance for an unexpected temporary financial crisis; not just because you have too many bills or loans to pay.

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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.

You will be expected to get the application and materials to us timely with all the required documentation in pdf, xls or doc format (no screenshots or images), for applicant and co-applicant and complete the eVolve program; otherwise, it will delay the process. We do not want to keep your property manager on hold. Most applicants return everything we need within 10-14 days. After your documents are reviewed, if we have questions 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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We are no longer accepting resident applications.

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We need independent confirmation of facts of residency including proof of timely payments. If approved, the grant check is written to you. Please follow these steps:

  • Complete this online referral form (below)
  • Submit resident ledger from date of move-in
  • RELATED TO COVID-19: We do not need an eviction notice to be issued to residents and please pay attention to the temporary modifications to the criteria. 
  • There are answers to specific questions property managers ask us on the next page.


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