Homelessness Prevention provides temporary rental and utility assistance to households at imminent risk of becoming homeless and without options for living with family, friends, or other support networks. This program serves families and individuals in Kanawha, Putnam, Fayette, and Boone Counties.
To receive Homelessness Prevention assistance through ESG, an individual/household must:
Have an annual income below 30% of area median income (AMI). Income limits are calculated annually by HUD and reported here.
AND, Must be “at risk of homelessness”
AND, Must lack resources and/or support networks, e.g., family, friends, faith-based or other social networks, necessary to prevent homelessness.
Contact our Supportive Services Coordinator
If you are in need of assistance, please contact
Chris Gerlach at (681) 710-6583
Rapid Rehousing help families who are currently homeless to quickly find housing and then provide assistance to cover rental start-up costs, typically the security deposit and first 2-6 months of rent.
Rapid re-housing also provides case management, follow up, and referrals as needed with the goal that households receiving assistance through this program remain stable once they are no longer receiving financial assistance. This program serves families and individuals in Kanawha, Putnam, Fayette, and Boone Counties.
To receive Rapid Rehousing assistance through ESG, an individual/household must:
Contact our Housing Specialist
If you are in need of assistance, please contact:
Nichole Harrison at (304) 346-6398