Temporary heat and utility assistance may be available for eligible families and individuals in need when heating or electric service has been or will be shut off. You will need to pay a portion of your bill in order to receive assistance. Click here for more information.
State Emergency Relief assists with home repairs to correct unsafe conditions and restore essential services. Eligible home repairs may include repair or replacement of a broken furnace, hot water heaters or septic systems. Click here for more information.
You may be eligible for help with rent, security deposits, or moving expenses if you are:
For more info and to see how much you might receive, click here.
If you need help paying for heat and/or weatherization (insulation, smoke detectors, and more) there are programs that use federal money to assist families in need. You may be able to get help from state programs like the home heating credit, state emergency relief, and the weatherization assistance program. To find out more about the specific programs, click here.
There are requirements you must meet to quality for emergency assistance from the state. You can apply online. In general, eligibility is based on the number of people in your household, your monthly income and your countable cash assets over $50, like a bank account (except for those applying for burial services). Some assets such as homestead, one vehicle, personal and household goods are excluded. To see more about eligibility, click here.
The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program will pay the balance of a rent payment that exceeds 30% of a renter’s monthly income. The rental unit must be inspected and approved by the local housing authority and the rental amount must be at or below the Fair Market Rent set by HUD. (Department of Housing and Urban Development). The program is administered by your local housing authority. Each housing authority has different preferences and requirements based on their service area’s affordable housing needs.
Your eligibility will depend on your income so you will need to contact your local Housing Authority to find your local requirements.
Visit your local Housing Authority to apply, find “See Housing Authorities by County” by clicking here.