HIF’s Emergency Housing Fund offers a lifeline after unforeseen and temporary financial setbacks, acting as a bridge between crisis and stability. An unstable housing situation can arise from any number of unexpected circumstances, such as medical bills, job loss, or a death in the family.
HIF accepts applications directly from community members (click the link on this page) and also collaborates with a network of partner agencies that provide initial screening and supportive services for those that demonstrate need and ability to utilize our emergency housing grants for sustained stability leveraging up to $2,500 in support benefiting households threatened with homelessness. In 2020, HIF granted over $900,000 in assistance to help prevent more than 500 families from experiencing homelessness.
Due to the increased demand of requests, grants are often funded within 2 weeks of request and may be used for rent, security deposit or utilities.