CSBG - Emergency Shelter

CSBG Emergency Shelter

Assistance will be based on 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the current year. All applicants must meet all eligibility requirements prior to any funding being allocated.

If applicant has not received CSBG Emergency Shelter assistance within a reasonable time period as determined by CSBG Staff and is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines then CSBG will proceed with the eligibility determination.
Available funds are allocated to assist in these certain areas: Rental assistance, Food Vouchers, Water disconnects, Prescription vouchers, Transportation assistance, Hygiene Products and Cleaning Supplies.

To be eligible, applicants must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and must not have received assistance for the particular area of need within a reasonable time period as determined by CSBG Staff. All funds are based on eligibility and are administered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants MUST HAVE or be in NEED of one of the following:

  • Current Eviction notice
  • Currently Homeless
  • Require First Month’s rent to establish residence
  • Require Past Due rent (one month only) to maintain residence
  • Require Current month’s (one month only) to maintain residence

CSBG Emergency Shelter WILL pay: (ONLY One Month can be paid)

  • First month’s rent
  • Current month’s rent
  • Past Due month’s rent
  • Utilities – if included in rent and is clearly stated in the Lease agreement

CSBG Emergency Shelter WILL NOT pay:

  • Deposits
  • Late Fees
  • Utilities not included in rent
  • Back rent for a previous Landlord, if applicant no longer lives in residence

At the time of inquiry, the client will be advised of all documentation required for eligibility and an appointment will be scheduled. Client must provide all documentation at the time of eligibility appointment in order for CSBG Intake Worker to determine if applicant is eligible for services. If all documentation is not provided, Intake Worker may schedule a return appointment based upon availability of funding. Applicant must be present for Eligibility appointment unless applicant provides a notarized Power of Attorney letter granting a designee permission to complete case. No eligibility appointments will be completed over the phone. CSBG may grant a Home visit to complete eligibility appointment if no other options are available to the applicant.

Applicant must provide name and phone number of Landlord so that CSBG Intake Worker can verify rent amount and amount currently owed by applicant.

Completed applications must be approved by Administration.

*All scenarios cannot be included in the policies. All applications are determined on a case-by-case basis.