Together, We Can Keep People in Their Homes.
The best way to tackle homelessness? Prevent people from losing their homes in the first place. From rental assistance and eviction prevention for those at risk of losing housing to strengthening the response for those who’ve already lost their homes, we’re working side by side with communities and agencies to offer our neighbors housing stability and support.
Responding to the county’s homelessness problem is a holistic, multifaceted effort that takes many agencies, organizations, and stakeholders working side by side and doing what each does best. Everyone deserves a safe place to call home. And it’s going to take all of us to make it happen.
Home Base: Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention
Keeping people safely in their homes is the best way to prevent homelessness. Through our Home Base program, we get the word out about available rental assistance dollars and work with tenants and landlords to cover rent to avoid eviction. With people of color households disproportionately represented in those who have fallen behind (or are at risk of falling behind) on rent payments, we’re intentionally working with community-based organizations to expand outreach and accessibility to the program.
Community Connector Eviction Prevention
There are less rental assistance dollars from the state than there were Federal relief funds, so it’s important that look upstream at other ways we can help our neighbors stay in their homes.
Community Connector is focused on upstream eviction prevention. We’re partnering with Housing Connector to test a housing stability model that’ll provide client-centered services and flexible financial assistance for low-income households so they can maintain their housing. This program primarily serves tenants who identify as Black, Indigenous, or other people of color. —the majority, households headed by single women with children.
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When people have access to emergency funds and representation, we all win—tenants stay in their homes, landlords receive their due, and there are fewer people living on the streets. With your support, we can help families avert crisis and stay in their homes. Every dollar counts.