Assist households who can typically afford their current housing but experienced a temporary financial crisis jeopardizing their housing stability. Households must be over 30% of the Area Median Income, or have received government assistance with their rent, since that would disqualify them from homeless prevention funds. These households will need a 5 Day Pay or Quit.
Move households who are residing in hotels/motels, or who are doubled up, into affordable rental housing. Households must be over 30% of the Area Median Income, or have received government assistance with their rent, since that would disqualify them from homeless prevention funds. These households will need to document that they can no longer afford to stay in the hotel/motel, or a letter from the people they are doubled up with that they need to relocate.
Move households currently in unaffordable housing into housing they can afford.
Move households who are residing in shelters or on the street into affordable housing only if rapid re-housing funds are not available OR if the household does not qualify for rapid re-housing funds.
In each of the above situations, the rents must be at or below Fair Market Rent limits set by HUD and the households must contribute toward the rent, as determined by HUD’s online calculator. Due to the limited amount of funding, cases will be closed if it takes the clients more than 30 days to secure housing.
The HOME funding can cover rent, security deposits and utility deposits.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for TBRA:
- Living situation must meet one of the four situations outlined under the Program Implementation section;
- Must be residents of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren Counties or the City of Winchester
- Must show viable income (salary, SSDI/SSI, retirement, etc.)
- Must be able to have employment verified unless disabled. Job history will be reviewed to determine whether or not there is a strong chance of continued employment.
- Rent cannot exceed HUD’s Fair Market Rent limits and for Section 8, their rent limits.
- Applicants must be at or under 80% of their local area median income.
- The applicant’s budget will be examined in detail during the intake process. If, when reviewing the budget, it is determined it is impossible to sustain housing after assistance ends, they will not be eligible for the TBRA unless they are able and willing to readjust their budget.
- Applicants must be willing to meet for budgeting and case management to develop a housing stability plan
Any false information that is given during the process will automatically disqualify the applicant