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 a household’s stability.
With limited funds, we have a primary responsibility to meet the needs of Jewish individuals and households, while serving families with children in the broader community as we are able. If you are a non-Jewish adult household without children, we strongly encourage you to visit Washington 211 or dial 2-1-1 on your phone to seek alternative resources.
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 lease, ledger, and landlord W-9).
Unexpected bills such as medical, dental, car repair, etc.
We cannot help with:
Finding housing for you
Financial assistance for emergency shelter
Housing location support
Homeowners’ association payments
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
Watch your email. We will email you by 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, we encourage you to visit Washington 211 or dial 2-1-1 on your phone to connect with additional resources, shelter, and housing options.