Our Homelessness Prevention and Stabilization service helps hundreds of households in temporary crisis whose housing is threatened. Sudden job loss, reduced pay, medical expenses and other disruptive, one-time events put people who are living paycheck to paycheck at immediate risk of homelessness. They are already rent-burdened and lack the resources to navigate even a short-term crisis. This is where BEDS Plus steps in.
Through a mix of public and private funds, BEDS Plus offers eligible clients:
limited rental assistance
coverage of rent arrears
short term transportation and childcare expenses associated with keeping or obtaining employment
Eligibility is based on need and proof of a temporary crisis that has been resolved. Documentation must be provided for the crisis.
BEDS has prevention assistants who can help navigate the process for applicants, and we have language proficiency in Spanish and Polish.
Prevention and Stabilization blog posts found here:
Andriena's Story of Homelessness Prevention: 7/22/21
Douglas & Ty Stay in their Home: 8/20/21
Meet the Stabilization Services Director, Joann: 4/29/21