The Housing Counseling program works to prevent homelessness and to promote safe, stable and affordable housing. Services include counseling, education, and mediation regarding landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities. Homelessness prevention and residential stabilization services include ongoing case management, referrals to additional community services and emergency payments for rental and utility arrearages.
Walk-in Hours: Mon. and Tues. (1:00-3:30pm), Wed. (9:00-11:00am), Thurs. (4:30-6:30pm), and Fridays - no walk-ins
Clients will be seen on a first come first serve basis.
Items needed for screening:
- Proof of a housing crisis, for example: 14 or 30 day notice, summons & complaint, court judgment, “asked to leave” letter (must be notarized) with a given date when they need to leave, fire report, building
condemnation papers, utility termination notice, mortgage default letter, etc.
- Income verification: All that apply to your household, including: paystubs (weekly- last 4 paystubs, biweekly- last 2 paystubs), Child support printout, SSI printout, unemployment printout, DTA benefit printout,
hired letter. *You must provide last 30 days’ worth of household income. Verifications must be dated within the past 30 days.*
- SNAP (Food Stamps) verification, if applicable
- Birth certificates and social security cards for everyone in household
- Picture identification cards. for anyone over the age of 18
Calls should be made to 508-791-7265, selecting one of the following extensions:
Emergency Line ext. 171
Tenant Line ext. 172
Landlord Line ext. 173
Noemi Martinez, Director can be reached at (774)243-3813