Homelessness Prevention

We help prevent homelessness before it starts.

Prevention

We launched a new homeless prevention program in January 2018, designed to help individuals and families stay in their rental units when they have no other housing options. While we house many people experiencing homelessness every year, to end homelessness, our community will also need to be able to stop it before it starts.

Since its launch, our prevention program has successfully helped numerous individuals and families avoid homelessness and remain in their housing.

 

Have you reached out to other community agencies for assistance? If not, you can also try:

If you are in need of prevention services please contact our staff at prevention@homewardboundwnc.org. Please include your name, a brief description of the current situation that put you and your family at risk of homelessness, and a good contact number. Our staff will follow up within three business days.

Prevention

In some situations, our prevention program can offer the following:

  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Assistance with past due rental bills

In addition to financial assistance participants receive case management to assist them in gaining housing stability with customized goal planning and support.

To be eligible for services you must meet the following three requirements:

  1. You must currently be residing in your home AND have a formal written notice to vacate.
  2. You must make UNDER the following income limits:

    Household of 1: $12,900/ year
    Household of 2: $14,750/year
    Household of 3: $16,600/year
    Household of 4: $18,400/year
  1. History of homelessness or housing instability in the past 7 years.

Determination of eligibility is done on a case-by-case basis. Priority is given to individuals and families most at risk of returning to homelessness.

 

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

The Homeward Bound community includes caring staff, volunteers, board members, and people experiencing or moving out of homelessness. We believe that housing is a human right and use the “Housing First” national best practice to end homelessness. We care about the most vulnerable among us and work every day to help them improve their lives. Join us!

37 Montford Ave Asheville, NC 28801

Call Us: (828) 252-8883

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