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WNYHeroes Inc.

Address:
8205 Main St #1
Williamsville, NY 14221

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away - Go to: Williamsville, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(716) 630-5020

Website:
http://www.wnyheroes.org

Services:
Provides a grant of up to $500 to combat veterans and their families for up to 3 months to help meet a basic need, which may include rent, mortgage, utilities, food, holiday meals, medical bills, etc. Grants will be paid directly to the landlord, mortgage company, utility company, etc. on behalf of the veteran.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

Eligibility:
Must be a veteran in possession of a DD214 or Active military ID. 180 of active duty, excluding any and all training.Area served: WNY

Documents To Bring:
Application available online or in person. Once a grant is filled out, it is reviewed by our grant committee and veteran must come in for a face to face interview with a committee member.

Forget those things that aren't worth remembering.

-- Tim Foley

The Salvation Army of Tonawanda, NY

Address:
46 Broad St
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away - Go to: Tonawanda, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(716) 693-3110

Website:
http://salvationarmyempirestate.org/

Services:
Emergency food assistance provider, Neighbor 4 Neighbor utility assistance for seniors when funds are available, rental assistance for Niagara County residents, nutrition & recreation program for the elderly. Member of the WNY Holiday Partnership which provides toys and gifts to low income families for the winter holidays. Neighbor for Neighbor - Provides a onetime grant to help pay heating costs. The maximum grant is $500 for National Fuel Gas accounts. Applicant must live in the National Fuel Gas service area. Applications are accepted for gas. To qualify to submit an application the applicant must be: at least 55 years of age or disabled or have a medical condition that could be worsened by the absence of heating or be receiving unemployment.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-11:30am & 1:00pm-2:00pm.2017 Holiday toys: October 10, Monday- Friday, 10am-12pm, For the month of November, Monday- Thursday, 10am-12pm, Appointments will be made for those unable to apply at these times due to a work schedule.

Eligibility:
Residents living in 14150, 14120, 14072, & 14228 area.Holiday program: Must be food stamp eligible; children 12 and under.

Documents To Bring:
Must have identification for each member of household, proof of residence, & proof of monthly income, including dollar amount. Holiday toys: For details about holiday assistance call 211 or 888-696-9211.

Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Address:
15 Genesee St
Buffalo, NY 14203

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away - Go to: Buffalo, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(716) 250-2400

Website:
http://www.buffalourbanleague.org

Services:
Provides counseling and education for those looking to become first time home buyers. Also provides financial capability, mortgage foreclosure, and fair housing counseling and education. Programs are a source of information about ownership, predatory lending, mortgage foreclosure prevention counseling, fair housing, budgeting, handling debt, and credit repair.Periodically, when government funds are available (Federal Emergency Management Agency-FEMA), we provide qualified recipients with financial assistance with either their first month's rent or one month's past due rent, up to $700.00 and rental assistance counseling. In addition, when these funds are available, mortgage payment assistance is available just for principal and interest, not escrow (taxes and insurance).

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm.

Eligibility:
Open to all.Service Area: Erie and Niagara Counties

Documents To Bring:
Call.

Two rules to follow: 1) Don't sweat the small stuff. 2) It's all small stuff.

-- Robert Elliot

Western New York Independent Living

Address:
3108 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away - Go to: Buffalo, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(716) 836-0822

Website:
http://wnyil.org/Mental-Health-PEER-Connection-Division

Services:
MHPC Peers have had their own struggles in obtaining safe, affordable housing. Our Peers, because of their experience, can show others with mental health issues the ropes to navigating the housing market, specific-targeted housing, filling out applications and negotiating with landlords in order to achieve safe affordable housing. Financial assistance for rental assistance, utility assistance, and more may be available depending on funding.

Hours:
Flexible to accommodate the individual

Eligibility:
Current clients/consumers of Mental Health Peer Connection services may participate in this program.Service Area: Erie County

Documents To Bring:
Call for an appointment or walk in to complete the intake process

Rein Jason T

Address:
206 S Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14201

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away - Go to: Buffalo, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(716) 847-2441

Website:
http://evergreenhs.org/Services/HousingAssistance

Services:
Housing Retention: a Medicaid funded housing program that works to develop skills that will increase housing stability by providing: crisis intervention, mental health referrals, life skill counseling, conflict resolution, landlord mediation and long term financial support.Housing Placement: A housing specialist is available to assist individuals who are HIV positive with locating safe, secure housing and to provide help to identify funding sources. Emergency Financial Assistance: Funds are available to HIV positive individuals to assist with securing safe housing and prevent eviction or utility termination. Funds for first month's rent, security deposit, past due rent and utility disconnect prevention are limited to one time per eligible individual within a 12 month period.Rental Subsidy: Evergreen Health receives grants that allow us to provide rental assistance on a monthly basis, similar to that offered through Section VIII.Also maintains Evergreen Lofts which are located in the Pratt-Willard neighborhood, at 392 Genesee Street in Buffalo. The historic building has been completely renovated, and has 56 beautiful units.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Eligibility:
Individuals who are HIV positiveEvergreen Lofts: income has to be below 60% of the area median income.Housing Placement: Serves Erie and Niagara counties.Service Area for all other programs: Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Genesee, Chautauqua, and Cattaraugus Counties

Documents To Bring:
Free or low cost

When you're a winner you're always happy, but if you're happy as a loser you'll always be a loser.

-- Mark Fidrych

Catholic Charities of Buffalo

Address:
525 Washington St
Buffalo, NY 14203

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away - Go to: Buffalo, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(716) 856-4494

Website:
http://www.ccwny.org

Services:
Provides assistance and case management to prevent homelessness. Assistance with pending eviction and rent arrears.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4:45pm.

Eligibility:
Income and other guidelines apply.Areas served: Grand Island, Clarence, Newstead, City of Tonawanda, Akron, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Alden, West Seneca, Boston, Holland, Brant, Concord, Sardinia, Gowanda, Elma, Marilla, Orchard Park, Aurora, East Aurora, Wales, Evans, Angola, Eden, Colden, Farnham, North Collins, Springville, Collins.

Documents To Bring:
Applicants should have a denial of assistance in writing from the Department of Social Services. Call Tammie Hall to see if you are eligible.

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US Housing & Urban Dev Department

Address:
465 Main St #200
Buffalo, NY 14203

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away - Go to: Buffalo, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(716) 551-5755

Website:
https://www.hud.gov/

Services:
homebuying home ownership home refinancing HUD homes for sale and how to buy one rental assistance programs relocation, foreclosure and eviction services for the homeless housing discrimination

Hours:
Mon: 8am 4:30pmTue: 8am 4:30pmWed: 8am 4:30pmThu: 8am 4:30pmFri: 8am 4:30pm

Illegitimis non carborundum."Lat., "Don't let the bastards grind you down.

-- Gen. Joseph Stilwell

Path Stone

Address:
30 Jefferson Ave
Batavia, NY 14020

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away - Go to: Batavia, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(585) 343-3861

Website:
http://www.pathstone.org

Services:
Provides income-eligible households with rental subsidies to cover rental costs in excess of 30 percent of household income. No emergency assistance available. Voucher recipients and their families also receive case management, life skills development, referrals and advocacy services.

Eligibility:
Must complete an application. There is currently an extensive waiting list for all counties served.

Documents To Bring:
Call or go online for more information.

Niagara Community Action Program

Address:
265 Falconer St
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away - Go to: North Tonawanda, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(716) 694-9727

Website:
http://www.niagaracap.org

Services:
On-site emergency food pantry and information on meal planning and budgeting. Clothing closet providing new and used clothing for children and adults. Professional Clothes Closet for residents seeking job placement. Rent and mortgage assistance (when funds available) to low income individuals & families. Fair Housing Advocacy Program assists individuals who feel they are a victim of discrimination when purchasing or renting a home. Information, assessment and referral to the appropriate federal, state, or local human rights agency or court. Housing location services and landlord/tenant advocacy also provided. Individual advocacy, information and referral, application assistance, asset management, and budget counseling are also available.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm.

Eligibility:
Income guidelines apply. Service Area: Niagara County

Documents To Bring:
Call for information or visit the Center.

I love humanity, it's the people I can't stand.

-- Linus

The Salvation Army Worship & Service Center

Address:
50 Cottage St
Lockport, NY 14094

Map & Directions

(20 Miles Away - Go to: Lockport, NY Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(716) 434-1276

Website:
http://empire.salvationarmy.org/EmpireNY/lockport

Services:
Provides disaster relief and comprehensive social services which include an interview to determine needs, initiation points of those needs and a plan to meet or resolve those needs. Provides vouchers given to families and individuals in need of clothing and furniture to be used at the Salvation Army Thrift Store.As funds are available provides assistance with one month rent or mortgage, after an interview and approval from a committee. Summer Day Camp June 25-August 31, 2018. Monday through Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm. Member of the WNY Holiday Partnership which provides toys and gifts to low income families for the winter holidays.

Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00noon & 12:30pm-3:00pm.2017 Holiday Toy Program: October 16-20, 9am-12 and 1-3pm

Eligibility:
Call for information.Holiday program: Must be food stamp eligible; children 12 and under.Summer Camp: Ages 5-12.

Documents To Bring:
Complete an interview. Call for more information.Holiday Toys: For details about holiday assistance call 211 or 888-696-9211.Summer Camp: Registration required. Call for more information.

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