Please note that we work by appointment only (no walk-ins). All clients should complete our online Emergency Assistance Intake Assessment Form to begin the process to determine eligibility for assistance. Please note that we receive a very high volume of requests, please allow us 24-48 hours to return your message. Thank you for your patience!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What type of support does Almost Home Provide?
Almost Home provides Emergency Assistance in the form for rental, mortgage, utility, water assistance as well as emergency shelter. If you are behind on rental, mortgage or utility payments, we may be able to provide you with financial assistance. If you are getting a new apartment, we may be able to provide you with deposit assistance.
How do I know if I am eligible to receive Emergency Assistance?
The first step is to complete our online Emergency Assistance Intake Assessment Form to identify your current housing crisis. To determine eligibility, Almost Home’s Bilingual Intake Assistant will conduct an intake assessment to determine eligibility and identify the amount of financial assistance available to help resolve your housing crisis. If deemed eligible, an appointment will be scheduled. If you are not eligible, we will provide you with other resources to reach out to for assistance.
Can I walk in and receive assistance?
Please note that we work by appointment only (no walk-ins). All clients should complete our online Emergency Assistance Intake Assessment Form to begin the process to determine eligibility for assistance.
How will I know if funding is available?
Funding availability is determined on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. You will be informed during your intake assessment if funding is available, if it is not available you will be informed of if or when it will become available.
How much assistance can I receive?
Each household is different. When you connect with Almost Home’s Bilingual Intake Assistant, they will help determine how much we assistance you are eligible for.
I do not have any children under the age of 18, can you help me?
Almost Home has multiple sources of assistance, our Bilingual Intake Assistant will assess you to identify
if we have funding available to help.
What are the requirements for Emergency Assistance?
There are different requirements for each type of assistance. Please click on the appropriate tab to view
a list of requirements for each type of assistance.
What can I expect during my case management appointment?
At your case management appointment, you will need to bring all required documents to the appointment. If you do not have all of your documents, your appointment will be rescheduled for another date and time.
During your appointment, you will meet with a case manager to conduct a full intake and provide all documents to the case manager.
You will create a budgeting plan.
You will create a Housing Stabilization Plan and identify goals to reach self-sufficiency.
You will be provided with referrals to other resources to help meet your household needs.
How do I gain access to Almost Home’s Emergency Shelter?
Almost Home provides Emergency Shelter to seven (7) families at one time. We have a waitlist to gain access to our emergency shelter. We ask that you please complete and submit the above mentioned online assessment form to begin the process.
CLICK HERE to download a printable form of eligibility requirements and FAQ's.