Last Updated on December 21, 2022 by Meghan
Experiencing homelessness can greatly set back one’s life. They lose a lot more than a home. Single mothers facing homelessness constantly worry about the safety and the future of their children. Therefore some agencies have created various ways in which they can help. Rental assistance services are usually coupled with counseling, case management, food assistance, medical assistance, and many other services. In this article, we will discuss a few of such organizations in Arizona and we will highlight the eligibility requirements required for them to qualify for the program.
Churches and Charities Rent Assistance
A New Leaf’s Rapid Re-Housing Program (RRH) provides housing solutions for homeless families with minor-aged children, young adults, single women, and single men. Program efforts are meant to assist households that will become self-sufficient. They provide temporary case management, support services, and referrals for services. This assistance enables participants to be able to address their challenges and ensure long-term housing stability. The assistance is reviewed every month, benefitting from the program is dependent on the individual’s needs and progress towards self-sufficiency of rent and utilities. https://www.turnanewleaf.org/
Eviction Help and Legal Assistance
Community Legal Services, Inc. offers legal assistance to low-income earning single mothers to safeguard their health, livelihoods, and assist people to get justice, and this is offered to everyone regardless of how much money you have. Civil legal aid links citizens with a variety of services including legal representation and assistance, court-based services, mutual support centers, and free legal clinics and pro-bono assistance, and access to web-based material and forms that guide them through complicated legal proceedings. https://clsaz.org/
The non-profit organization known as the UMOM New Day Center offers shelter services and reasonably priced housing for families and individuals facing homelessness. Families or individuals affected are placed into a shelter. In this shelter, various activities and programs act as barriers against, substance abuse, medical conditions, violence which could otherwise be experienced by being homeless. https://umom.org/
Rental Home Improvement Assistance
Community Home Repair (CHR) is a non-profit organization that is aimed at assisting homeowners, with the necessary home improvement assistance. This assistance comes in the form of repairs such as roof repair, heating and cooling repairs and replacements, gas, water and drain plumbing, electrical repairs, doors, and windows. The CHR strives to focus all its resources on essential and critical repairs that support the health and safety of the beneficiaries. Their programs are designed to assist low-income homeowners, including single mother homeowners that urgently needed assistance, intending help people live safely and affordably in their own homes. Applicants must meet income guidelines:
- Be the sole owner of the property they occupy
- Complete an application for the service
- Verification of income in the form of Social Security award letters, pay stubs, and direct-deposit bank statements are also needed for one to be considered for this assistance.
Housing Authority Assistance
The Interfaith Community Services (ICS) offers financial assistance to individuals and families. This financial assistance is channeled to providing necessities for the single mothers in need whilst they try and get on their feet and be independent once again. This Emergency Financial Aid can also be used for housing, utilities, medications, and other living necessities, along with short-term case management. The crisis may result from loss of job, illness or injury, or occur during the waiting period for other forms of public assistance. ICS financial aid also provides counselors to work one-on-one with each applicant to identify barriers to sustainability and map goal plans for change. https://www.icstucson.org/what-we-do/emergency-assistance/emergency-financial-aid/