Financial Assistance

We offer short-term, limited financial assistance to cover an unexpected financial crisis, such as job loss, interruption in income, or unexpected expenses that threaten stability. Assistance is available only once in a twelve-month period.

We receive more requests than we can accept and are not able to assist everyone who requests assistance.

We may be able to help with:

  • Rent assistance, including current and past due rent
  • Move-in costs (You must already have a unit identified and an agreement made with the landlord and be able to submit the lease, ledger, and landlord W-9).
  • Utilities
  • Unexpected bills such as medical, dental, car repair, etc.

We cannot help with:

  • Finding housing for you
  • Financial assistance for emergency shelter
  • Motel/hotel costs
  • Housing location support
  • Mortgage payments
  • Homeowners’ association payments
  • Home repairs

Do you qualify?

  • You have low-income or very low income
  • Your household has not received financial assistance from JFS in the past 12 months
  • For rental assistance, you must have a plan in place to be able to pay rent going forward and be able to submit the lease, ledger, and W-9 from your landlord
  • For move-in costs, you must have a unit identified, have an agreement with the landlord, and be able to submit the lease, ledger, and W-9 from your landlord
  • For utilities or other bills, you must have a copy of the bill or invoice

Next Steps

  • Fill out the online application on a Monday. The application is only open on Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Watch your email. We will email you by the Thursday after you apply to let you know the status of your application (check your spam/junk folder).
  • Explore other options. Because we cannot help everyone who applies, so please visit Washington 211 or dial 2-1-1 on your phone to find additional resources, shelter, and housing options.

Request Financial Assistance

Available ONLY on Mondays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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