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Resources for Housing

  1. Sublet

     What: Database of affordable housing in surrounding area.

  2. The Salvation Army

     What: Group homes, emergency shelters, and transitional living centers provide housing, food, and overnight lodging for varying amounts of time to those in need. In addition, they provide educational, counseling and vocational services to homeless, destitute individuals and families, and youth where family care is undesirable or unavailable.

     Eligibility: Anyone

  3. United Way

     What: Fueling efforts like 2-1-1, which connects millions of people to essential services (everything from domestic violence prevention support to resources to secure affordable housing and utilities assistance).

  4. National Coalition for the Homeless

     What: If you are not homeless yet, it may be possible to avoid becoming homeless by finding out about prevention or emergency assistance programs in your area. Often these programs can help in paying rent, utilities, or bills. If you are homeless now, emergency assistance programs may help with health care, food, and temporary, transitional, or permanent housing.

  5. Homeless Veterans Helpline

     What: Information on Veteran homeless services and resources by state.

  6. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

     What: Provides local homelessness assistance per state and local community.

     Call Center: http://www.va.gov/homeless/nationalcallcenter.asp

     Housing Counselor: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/i_want_to/talk_to_a_housing_counselor

     More Info: The free 2-1-1 phone line provides information on various local services including food and shelter assistance. The line is operated 24 hours/7 days a week and is multilingual. For assistance specifically with default/foreclosure or rental needs, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has provided a list of approved housing counseling agencies. http://www.211.org/

  7. National Hunger Resources

  8. Coalition Against Hunger

     What: Directory of programs and food pantries.

  9. Commodity Supplemental Food Program

     What: Food program providing supplemental foods. Website provides info on how to apply; varies by state.

  10. Food Pantries Registry

     What: Find local food pantries and subsidized groceries.

  11. Feeding America

     What: Food pantry and mobile food bank information by state/city. Info on government food assistance.

  12. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

     What: Hotline to help find immediate food resources in area.

  13. Other Resources

  14. Domestic Violence National Help Hotline

     What: “Our highly-trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.”

  15. Medicaid

     What: Medicaid provides health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities.

  16. Q-Link Wireless

     What: “Lifeline is a Free government benefit program. Q Link Wireless is a leading provider of Lifeline and will give you a Free Cell phone plus Free monthly calling and texting. Qualify with programs like Food Stamps, Medicaid or income.”