Self Sufficiency Program
The Self Sufficiency program is comprised of a variety of services all designed to improve the standard of living and help promote the self-sufficiency of low-income individuals.
- Commodity Supplemental Food Program - Distributes commodity foods to low-income seniors
- Energy Share - Assistance in paying for a past due light bill in the event of a financial crisis
- Emergency Financial Assistance - Includes a variety of emergency rent and utility assistance
- Individual Development Account (IDA) - Savings program designed to offer households the opportunity to increase their assets
- Housing Counseling- this program offers information about low income housing programs, rental delinquency and pre-rental counseling.
- Landlord/Tenant Mediation- mediation to resolve a dispute with a landlord to avoid eviction.
- Supportive Services for Veteran Familes (SSVF) - Provides Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-housing services to qualifying Veteran families
- Tenant Education- Participants learn the benefits of a cooperative relationship with the property manager and learn how to find adequate, safe, affordable housing.
- Tri-State Help/HOPWA - Provides financial and supportive services, including services to obtain affordable housing and help to HIV+ individuals for accessing healthcare
- Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) - Free income tax preparation (available February 1 to April 15)
- Walk-In Assessments for Homeless Households: walk-in VI SPDAT services for homeless households to get connected to homeless services.
Self Reliance Case Management
Individuals work one-on-one with a case manager who will help them achieve goals such as:
- Career exploration
- Goal planning
- Money management/budget planning
- Community resource information/referrals
- Furthering education
- Assertiveness/self-esteem development