Address:7531 CA-2Los Angeles, CA 90046Map & Directions
Services: The agency provides financial assistance for very low-income people living with AIDS, and who are unable to work because of the HIV disease, in Los Angeles County. Services include food vouchers, gas service payment assistance, moving expense assistance, and rent payment assistance. Geographic restrictions vary from program to program.
AFA financial grants are intended to provide limited help supplementing existing income or provide assistance while waiting for government assistance. Expenses such as move-in expenses, rent, food vouchers, transportation and utility bills may be covered. In addition, free vitamins are provided through participating pharmacies.
All programs require documentation, and grant amounts vary per program. Housing and utility bill grants are paid directly to the landlords/mortgage holders and utility companies.
The Keep It Fresh food voucher program provides food vouchers. Eligible individuals may receive up to $60 of groceries (Family units may vary) once a month for either 6 months or 1 year in duration. Currently, there is a waiting list that lasts about 6 months to 1 year.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm.
Eligibility: Walk in or call for an application.
Documents To Bring: The following documentation is required in all programs: Picture ID, application form, diagnosis of HIV disease signed by a California certified physician, rent agreement, proof of employment, proof of residence, and proof of income.
Address:90 Universal City Plz # 1320Universal City, CA 91608Map & Directions
Services: Major Programs:Community Planning and Development: Helps to develop communities through grants and offers Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME program, Shelter Plus Care, Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG),Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program (Mod Rehab SRO), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).Housing: Responsible for Federal Housing Administration (FHA); administration of Multifamily housing programs, including Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Section 202) and Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811); Housing Choice, and Healthcare facility loan insurance.Public and Indian Housing: Administers public housing program HOPE VI, Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly and more popularly known as Section 8), ProjectBased Vouchers, and individual loan programs housing block grants for Indian tribes, Native Hawaiians and Alaskans.Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: Enforces Federal laws against discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status. File a Housing Discrimination Complaint
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm
Eligibility: Anyone needing assistance in Louisiana
Address:1 W Manchester Blvd #750Inglewood, CA 90301Map & Directions
Services: Provides Low-cost Housing And Section 8 Subsidized Rental Housing For Eligible Families, Senior Citizens (age 62 Or Over), And Disabled Persons.
Address:1304 W Burbank BlvdBurbank, CA 91506Map & Directions
Services: The program provides financial assistance for low-income people of all ages who live in Burbank, including people who are undocumented. Services provided include emergency vouchers issued for medical prescriptions and limited utility bill payments; and bus tokens for people who need transportation to medical appointments, job interviews, and other necessary meetings. Some services are provided one time only; restricted to Burbank residents.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm; The site is closed from 12:00 noon to 1:30pm.
Eligibility: Call or walk in; referrals from social services are accepted. Applicants are interviewed to determine eligibility.
Documents To Bring: ID, proof of residence and proof of income are required.
Address:2355 Westwood BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90064Map & Directions
Services: Foundation for Women Warriors provides emergency financial assistance for female veterans and their children in the form of rental assistance, childcare assistance, and utilities. Connect veterans with resources in their community for other needs or for those that do not qualify for our financial assistance programs. Clients must be single, have permanent housing with no other adults in the home, be working or going to school, demonstrate financial sustainability, and have an honorable discharge to qualify for financial assistance.
Hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
Eligibility: Single women veterans in Southern California with or without minor children. Must have honorable discharge, sustainable income and agree to one- time only assistance only. Clients must be working or going to school to receive assistance, have permanent housing with no other adults in the home, and need assistance with current bills or rent. We are unable to assist with past due bills or rent, eviction notices, or three day shut off notices.
Documents To Bring: DD 214, Military ID, Proof of identification, Proof of Income, Proof of Residency
Address:2600 Wilshire BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90057Map & Directions
Address:555 W 5th StLos Angeles, CA 90013Map & Directions
Services: The program provides financial assistance to low-income people who live in the Southern California Gas Company service area. Services include discounted utility services and rates for low-income customers and utility disconnection notification services. Programs include: California Alternative Rates Energy (CARE) program, Direct Assistance Program (DAP), Gas Assistance Fund (GAF), Medical Baseline Program, Level Pay Plan and Third Party Notification. Income restrictions apply for most services.
The CARE program provides a 20% discounted rate for households whose incomes meet guidelines established by the California Public Utilities Commission. To be eligible for the CARE discount, customer's income must be equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The program is also available to non-profit group living facilities such as homeless shelters and hospices with low-income residents. Non-profit facilities must show proof that their residents meet the low-income eligibility requirements and proof of their non-profit status.
The Direct Assistance Program (DAP) provides free energy-saving home improvements to low-income homeowners. Customers may participate approximately every 10 years, and like the CARE program customer's income must be equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. See the Conservation service description for more details.
The Gas Assistance Fund (GAF) is a seasonal program administered by the United Way, that helps income-qualified customers pay their gas bills with a one-time grant of up to $100 toward the gas bill (during specific winter months) The actual utility bill assistance is provided through community based organizations affiliated with United Way. See the separate entries for utility bill assistance.
The Medical Baseline Program provides additional heat at a lower baseline rate for customers with special medical needs such as quadraplegics, paraplegics, hemiplegic or those who have multiple sclerosis or scleroderma or any other condition in which heating and cooling are a medical necessity. The program is not based on income, but doctor certification is required.
The Level Pay Plan smoothes the ups and downs of monthly gas bills by averaging annual gas consumption and costs over a 12 month period. Monthly bills are an average instead of actual charges.
The Third Party Notification Program is designed to prevent service disruption for customers who may have become late or delinquent in paying their gas bill. Customers may designate someone they trust to receive a copy of any late payment or shutoff notice. The designated third party can then notify and encourage the customer to contact the Gas Company to avoid service disconnection.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Eligibility: Call to apply or receive information on available programs and services. Information is also available on The Gas Company's website at www.socalgas.com. Certain eligibility guidelines may apply and vary by program. Applications for the CARE program are on the agency's website with an electronic interest form for the DAP program.
Address:4545 Homer StLos Angeles, CA 90031Map & Directions
Services: The program provides financial assistance for people in need in the City of Los Angeles. Service includes rent payment (on hold as of 10/25/11), utility bill assistance, bus tokens, and other types of temporary financial aid such as prescription assistance for low income individuals and families. The service area is restricted to the Cathedral boundaries, which include L A City zip codes: 90005, 90006, 90007, 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, 90026, 90029, 90031, 90032, 90033, 90042, 90057, 90065 and 90071.
Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis. Eligible clients must have some form of income; and home visits are required before services are provided. Financial assistance is paid by check to the owner/landlord or to the utility company, and is a one time only service. People from outside the service area should be referred to their local church.
Rent payment assistance and utility bill assistance is provided for families who cannot meet the full payment of their current month's rent or utility bill payment. The amount of the assistance depends on the case; the client is expected to contribute part of the payment. The program is unable to assist people who have already received a three-day eviction notice. Funds for rent and utility assistance are usually exhausted by the end of the 2nd week of the month, but clients who meet the eligibility criteria should still call to find out whether funds are still available. Families with children under the age of 18 are given priority.
Bus tokens are provided to low-income people who have appointments for doctor visits or for employment related appointments. Proof of the appointment is required.
Medical prescription assistance, work permit fee and ID's are provided for low-income people when funds are available.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30am to 12:00 noon.
Eligibility: Call the center to apply; an appointment is not required.
Documents To Bring: Proof of ID may include CAID or CADL, picture ID from employer or school or birth certificate. ID is required for all family members. Proof of income, may be pay stub or documentation of employment on company stationery, or letter of public assistance. Proof of residence may be a utility bill, and a contract rental lease from the landlord, or the last month's rent receipt. Legal documentation is required for any type of financial assistance. The agency will not accept self-affidavits.
Address:5970 S Central AveLos Angeles, CA 90001Map & Directions
Services: The agency provides HIV/AIDS services for Asians and Pacific Islanders, who are monolingual or who have minimal English skills, in Los Angeles county. Services include advocacy, buddy programs, case management, disease/disability information on HIV infection and AIDS, general counseling services, health related support groups, outreach programs for HIV positives and transgender at-risk populations and a rent payment assistance and utility bill payment assistance program. There are no geographic restrictions.
The project provides linguistically appropriate outreach to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Education, prevention and outreach services are also targeted to gay/bisexual men, youth, women and transgender persons.
Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention team (APAIT) helps provide access to the LA City Housing Department HOPWA rent payment assistance program for eligible participants.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Eligibility: Call for information.
Documents To Bring: Financial grants from HOPWA require picture ID, application form, diagnosis of HIV disease by a qualified California physician, rent agreement and proof of residence.
Address:700 W Main StAlhambra, CA 91801Map & Directions