Our most effective solution to end homelessness is keeping people in their home in the first place.
Job loss. Medical Emergencies. Divorce. When people experience a sudden change in finances, we ensure the entire household can stay in their home and avoid the costs and trauma of an eviction and homelessness.
We provide financial assistance for back payments on rent, mortgage, and utility bills, along with case management to help people get back on their feet.
Stories of Success: Sondra
“Sondra” came to Connections in a crisis. For many years, she was gainfully employed as a mail carrier and able to provide for her and her children. Then she had to take time off work for a planned surgery and recovery. Prior to her leave, she was promised a light-duty position upon her return. However, when Sondra was ready to come back to work she was informed that she was being let-go.
Without an income, she quickly fell behind on rent. She heard about short-term rental assistance and was referred to Connections. Sondra was quickly connected to our Prevention Specialist, and we were able to provide critical financial assistance to help her and her children avoid eviction. Sondra has since re-secured full-time employment, is keeping her family in their home and schools, and is back on her feet.