Get Help With Housing

Get Help With Housing

If you need protection from eviction:

  • Apply for rental assistance here. (See "If you need help paying for rent" and "Other resources" below for more details on the process.) You cannot be evicted while you wait for a decision on your rental assistance application.

If you need help paying your rent:

  • If you are experiencing difficulty with the application for RAFT, call 2-1-1 any day, any time.

If you need help paying your mortgage:

  • For further information, call the HAF Call Center at (833) 270-2953, Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you need to enter a family homeless shelter:

  • Apply for shelter by calling (866) 584-0653 - call every day starting at 8am until you get a response.

  • Eligibility: families w/ child(ren) under 21 OR pregnant, income no higher than 115% of the Federal Poverty Level.

  • When you apply for shelter, ask about HomeBASE (an alternative to shelter, see next section).

If you are in a family shelter and want your own apartment:

  • HomeBASE is an alternative to shelter that provides up to $10,000 in rental assistance. This can be used to avoid entering shelter, or to leave a shelter.

  • Apply for HomeBASE through your shelter.

If you need help paying utility bills:

  • You can also get help paying your utilities arrears through the RAFT rental payment assistance program (whether or not you are looking for help paying rent) - click here to apply for RAFT.

Other resources: