Housing, Utilities and Weatherization
Homeless Assistance Program provides rent, security deposit, mortgage, and utility/energy assistance payments on behalf of eligible applicants to legitimate landlords or vendors.
Family Self-Sufficiency Program provides intensive case management support services to help the family develop a progressive and measurable goal plan designed to move all the members of a family towards self-sufficiency. As the participant achieves targeted goals, they are rewarded with incentives. As the participant increases income and their Section 8 subsidy increases, the amount of the increase is put into an escrow account for the participant’s future use.
Financial Education and Counseling is designed to help prospective homeowners learn the benefits and value of saving toward a goal of home purchase.
Utility Assistance Programs provide case management and assistance to customers who have become payment-troubled in their energy and/or heating accounts due to emergency situations. Programs under this category include PCAP, Dollar Energy Fund (maximum grant of $500) and NFG Neighbor-for-Neighbor (maximum grant of $300).
Weatherization provides assistance and energy education to low-income owners or renters who are occupants of housing units that are in need of weatherization improvements. Weatherization audits the dwelling in accordance to industry standards and determines what work will make the structure more comfortable and energy efficient.