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Rent Payment Assistance

Programs that make rental payments for people who are at risk of eviction without assistance. Also included are rent supplement programs that provide assistance with ongoing monthly rental costs. Rent payment assistance programs may have age, income, disability, need or other eligibility requirements.

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Rental Deposit Assistance

Programs that provide cash grants or loans for people who are in the process of acquiring rental housing and who can handle the monthly rental payments, but who do not have the assets to pay the first month's rent, in some cases, the last month's rent, and any security deposits required to move in.

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Home Rental Listings

Programs that maintain lists of available rental housing for review by people who are in search of housing. Included is information that is available online, in print or in other formats.

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Market Rate Rental Housing

Apartments, duplexes, triplexes and other dwellings that are available on an unsubsidized basis at market rates to the general public for lease or rent. There are no age, disability-related or other restrictions regarding the people who may become tenants.

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Subsidized Housing Fraud Reporting

Programs that provide a hotline, website or other mechanisms that people can use to report alleged lease violations and other forms of fraud by tenants residing in public or subsidized housing communities. These programs also generally accept complaints about landlords who do not adequately maintain their property.

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Immigrant Benefits Assistance

Programs that provide assistance for non-citizens who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining access to the government-sponsored entitlement programs and social services for which they are eligible including housing programs, employment assistance and job training; medical assistance; and other government entitlements. The program may help these individuals understand the eligibility criteria for benefits and services, the benefits/services available, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with benefits administration and social service staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are benefits counselling organizations that offer a range of advocacy services and legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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