Emergency Housing Fund

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.

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Featured Stories

Marniee’s Story

“There really are no words to express the impact this housing grant has had for my two children and I.  In the uncertain times we are faced with due to COVID-19 and the order to shelter in place, I was laid off from my job, as a Montessori director and teacher where I have been [...]

Michael’s Story

“For the past 25 years I’ve made my full time living as a birthday party magician for children’s parties. My income as a full time magician has been just enough to pay my bills, rent and food and before COVID, I’d never asked for any kind of financial aid.  When the pandemic hit, my life [...]

Helena’s Story

“We all have suffered the impact of the pandemic. Our lives changed drastically. When HIF covered our rent for the month of November, it was our Christmas gift. My parents are elderly, and my father had a heart attack two years ago. He recovered but he suffers from glaucoma, osteoporosis and cancer on the bones. [...]

Bertina’s Story

"We live in a low-income family apartment complex with my parents. I worked full time before COVID19, now I only work 16 - 20 hrs. per week. Before COVID it was really hard to provide for my three children and my elder parents to cover their basic necessities, but now, it feels impossible to do [...]