If you are in need of housing, rent, or utility or electric bill help, the Homeless Coalition in Glendale (phone 818.246.7900), which is made up of dozens of nonprofit service providers and government agencies, has some options for you. The city has created a budget plan for the Homeless Coalition, and has funded it with almost $2 million in funds. Glendale city officials designated almost $800,000 for rental assistance, $120,000 for utility bill assistance, and $210,000 for helping families find and get into housing.
In addition, The Verdugo Workforce Investment Board, which helps people find jobs, retrains workers, and finds work for the area’s growing ranks of unemployed residents. This program will soon be committing over $1.5 million in federal stimulus money to help with employment.
Homeless Prevention, Rapid Rehousing is available by dialing (818) 551-4683. This is a program for people who are faced with an eviction, who need money paying s security deposit, or even funds can be offered if your power may be turned off due to late payments of energy bills.
Glendale City Housing Office runs the local section 8 housing voucher program. This provide housing assistance and low income housing for those faced with poverty and/or those who are considered low income. Dial (818) 548-3936, and also learn more about section 8 housing in California. While the demand for this program is always great and there is a waiting list, in general the program is for low-income adults who are 62 years and older; families; and also local Glendale people who have disabilities. Clients of the section 8 program will need to pay approximately 30% of their adjusted monthly household income toward their rent, and the program pays the remaining balance directly to the landlord to ensure housing needs are met. There are income criteria in place in order to qualify for the program.
Glendale California Salvation Army, located on South Central St. phone (818) 246-5586 provides some forms of limited financial assistance. For example, bus tokens may be available for people with a job interview or doctors appointment. An emergency food program provides emergency food programs for families and individuals who need help making ends meet. Transitional housing is offered for people who need shelter or a home while they find a more permanent location. Also emergency funds for paying utilities, rent, or other unexpected expenses may be offered on a very limited basis to those in a crisis situation.
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