In the fight against homelessness, and when funding allows, Family Service provides emergency rental assistance, move in deposits and motel vouchers for households with children and elderly, disabled on fixed incomes living in our eligible service area who are facing eviction or already homeless. Last year, 206 households received 236 months of rent paid by local funders who invest in our work.
With a housing stock shortage, recent and substantial rent increases and growing homeless counts in our County, we recognize that rental assistance is only one sliver of a bigger solution needed to stabilize families in crisis.
Each eligible family receives wrap around support such as clothing, food, and transportation support in an effort to relieve the toxic stress caused by a housing crisis.
This program assists with rental assistance for those going through a financial crisis that is not in their control (ex. car repairs, sudden illnesses resulting in job disruption or loss, etc.). The overall goal is to fight homelessness and assist in keeping families and the elderly in housing.
Rental assistance (up to two months)
Wrap Around Services
Limited transportation assistance (Gas cards and Bus passes)
This program assists with Move-in assistance. This program assists those going through a financial crisis that is not in their control get into stable housing and reduced the number of homeless families and elderly Indviduals.
Move-in Deposit Assistance
First Month’s Rent Assistance
Limited Motel Vouchers to bridge to stabilized housing.
Limited transportation assistance available (Gas cards and Bus passes)
Must meet low-income guidelines. (For Guidelines - Click Here)
The reason for getting assistance must be due to a situation out of your control.
Must prove stabilization (self-sufficiency to pay monthly expenses) if assistance is received.
Verification paperwork for the crisis, including but not limited to:
IDs for all household members
For all children in the household, you will need to submit either birth certificates, social security cards, shot records, school records, or Medi-Cal cards in place of an ID.
Proof of address, this can include any of the following:
This can be electric, gas, or telephone bills, with receipts from the last 2 months in your name with your current address.
If you are living with someone else, a letter clearly stating who you are, your address, and how much you pay in rent.
If you are living in a motel, a receipt identifying you, the motel address, the amount you pay, and receipts for any payments.
All expenses/receipts to prove the crisis.
Any additional information requested from a case manager.
Must be in our service area:
Angeles Oaks, Big Bear, Bryn Mawr, Fawnskin, Forest Falls, Grand Terrace, Green Valley Lake, Highland, Loma Linda, Mentone, Redlands, Running Springs, San Bernardino City (This does not include the County of San Bernardino), Sugar Loaf, Yucaipa.
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