Housing Stability

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Housing Stability Program

Cross-Lines promotes housing and family stability by providing rent and utility assistance as well as homeless re-housing services.  Many low-income families are one paycheck away from a financial crisis.  An unexpected expense due to a car repair or sudden illness is often enough to make many families unstably housed, or even homeless.  Through the Cross-Lines Housing Stability program, our Case Managers work with families to address the immediate needs such as rent or utility assistance and also help the families find long-term financial stability to help keep families together in their homes.

Utility Assistance

The Utility Assistance program helps prevent disconnection of utility services and can assist in getting utilities re-connected if services have already been disconnected.  Keeping families warm in the winter and cool in the summer is an important service we provide.

Rent Assistance

Through the Rent Assistance program, Cross-Lines works with families to prevent eviction when they have received an eviction notice.  This program prevents homelessness and promotes family stability

Homeless Re-Housing

The Homeless Re-Housing program assists individuals and families that are homeless find and move into stable, affordable housing.  Homelessness causes tremendous stress on families.  We work to quickly move individuals and families from homelessness into sustainable housing.

Case Management

All individuals and families seeking assistance through our Housing Stability programs work with a case manager to evaluate their needs.  Each family we work with has unique needs and goals for the future.  Our case managers conduct a financial assessments, contact landlords and utility companies, and work alongside our clients to help address their needs now and work towards a stable future.