Adequate housing is important for individuals to maintain medical care and adhere to treatment regimens. As such, HELP provides one-time payment assistance to prevent homelessness and promote access to affordable housing. Assistance may include:
• Security deposits
• 1st month’s rent
• Past due rent/mortgage
• Basic appliances and household goods
In order to qualify for housing assistance, clients must demonstrate sufficient income to maintain their monthly expenses going forward. This requirement is designed to assure the best opportunities for long-term stability and to prevent repeated cycles of financial distress. Staff members work with clients to evaluate their monthly budgets. Documents and information submitted by clients, health care providers, case managers and landlords help identify problems when evaluating the overall household situation.
For more information, please call 313-832-3300 and ask to speak to a Financial Service Specialist.