Address:7 N Court St # 2Belmont, NY 14813Map & Directions
Services: Provides temporary benefits and services to income eligible individuals and families with the aim of helping them become self-sufficient. Services include Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) or Family Assistance, Safety Net Assistance (for single individuals or childless couples), and food stamp benefits. Child care subsidies are available to low income families to enable them to afford child care and continue to work. May use a registered or informal provider or a relative.
Eligibility: Must reside in Allegany County and meet income eligibility guidelines. Other qualifications may need to be met, depending on program and funding source.
Address:84 Schuyler StBelmont, NY 14813Map & Directions
Services: Provides monthly subsidies directly to landlords for monthly rent and utility expenses on behalf of eligible individuals and families. Some participants may also receive utility reimbursements. No emergency assistance available.
Eligibility: Must meet income eligibility. Additional requirements will also need to be met.
Documents To Bring: Call for information.
Address:30 Jefferson AveBatavia, NY 14020Map & Directions
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.
Address:8205 Main St #1Buffalo, NY 14221Map & Directions
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.
Address:95 E Main StAllegany, NY 14706Map & Directions
Services: Outreach helps with rent/evictions, utilities, medical or emergency travel, prescriptions. Does not help with security deposits, first month rent or mortgage payments.
Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm.
Eligibility: Open to all.Service Area: Cattaraugus County
Documents To Bring: Call or referral.
Address:15 Genesee StBuffalo, NY 14203Map & Directions
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).
Eligibility: Open to all.Service Area: Erie and Niagara Counties
Documents To Bring: Call.
Address:3108 Main StBuffalo, NY 14214Map & Directions
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
Address:206 S Elmwood AveBuffalo, NY 14201Map & Directions
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
Address:525 Washington StBuffalo, NY 14203Map & Directions
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.
Address:465 Main St #200Buffalo, NY 14203Map & Directions
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