Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Meghan
Rental assistance has become a saving grace for several families including single mothers. Several organizations have started programs to help and these are explained in this article.
Churches and Charities Rent Assistance
Charter House Coalition is a non-governmental organization committed to giving essential commodities and shelter to the Middlebury community in Vermont. They maintain and operate a day stay which is always open for anyone in need. All those in need can get help with house and shelter search, job applications, gain access to the Internet and computers, acquire life skills training, to receive food, clothes, blankets, and shoes. They associate with other various organizations with similar programs that are used to educate participants in various fields, for necessities such as showering and toiletries and to take interest in other helpful exercises. The Winter Warming Shelter for Individuals and families is a facility that offers emergency housing and support. The staff is dedicated to providing the necessary support and assistance. https://chcvt.org/
The Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) is a housing counseling agency dedicated to meet the prompt needs of people as well as families’ essential and fundamental support services. The qualified counselors work with the families to assess their respective problems. Thereafter, a step-by-step solution is created to meet the needs of the recipient families. NEKCA informs the families of the expected code of conduct, and their rights in their apartments. They also offer money-related proficiency lectures to help the community in using their funds in a meaningful way. They also provide financial assistance such as lease payments, bill payments, and first-month deposits to a limited number of people. Once their emergency shelters are fully occupied, they assist in finding accommodation in other agencies. During the winter NEKCA assists with in-house heating problems for those eligible. They help with fixing broken heaters and furnaces, purchase of fuels and power necessary for the operation of the heating equipment. They represent the families in negotiations with electricity and gas companies regarding late payments and accruals thereby preventing power cuts. They offer monthly relief funds to families with children. They believe in providing people with the adequate tools to tackles these problems thereby promoting positive development. This is achieved through education, training, and positive interactions within the community. They are dedicated to pushing the community to take an interest persistently in empowering and fortifying the aspirations of the youth as they are the ticket to a better tomorrow. https://www.nekcavt.org/
Groundworks Shelter is operated all year providing housing, food, security, and shelter to the homeless. They work hand in hand with other community-based organizations to provide support services which may include housing, counseling and therapy, employment, health and well-being, feminine products, food, clothing, support groups for survivors and addicts. The families also gain access to cellphones and computers within the facility. https://groundworksvt.org/
Rental Home Improvement Assistance
The Rental Housing Improvement Program (RHIP) lends out money for repairing and upgrading rental housing at very low-interest rates. The money is specifically used for the improvement of affordable housing structures and it may not be used for any other unrelated expenses. To get the loan, an application form must be completed and all the necessary documentation which will be evaluated to assess the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.
Housing Authority Assistance
Downstreet is a socially driven organization that offers dependable apartments at reasonable rental prices to the community. It is a private organization that maintains a noteworthy standard in promoting collective success through social justice. They create and redesign houses for low-income families. Their property administration and support services guarantee secure rental properties with reasonable rents. https://downstreet.org/