Catholic Charities USA is a national organization that has helped with paying rent arrears. It works through local HUD certified counseling agencies. A list of these agencies can be found at the Catholic Charities USA website under programs, housing counseling. Some other charities are state dependent. For example, Jiggets for Families is a New York City-based charity that provides help with back rent to people on public assistance.Continue Reading
Grants are also available through a variety of sources to pay rent arrears. HomeBase is a Department of Homeless Services program for New York State that helps individuals apply for emergency grants. One Shot Deals is another grant program that can provide emergency grants to cover back rent. However, this program does require that applicants prove they can pay future rent.
Persons facing eviction have options available and need not exit their homes immediately. Most states require both renters and landlords to attend court prior to all evictions. Usually courts will advise mediation in which both parties try to agree to new rental terms in order to pay back monies and possibly continue the rental relationship. Grants are also available for individuals who are the sole providers in their homes or who are single parents.Learn more about Business & Finance
Tips for safely donating to online charities include investigating the organization to understand its purpose, checking its website for the appropriate safety features and verifying that it is an official online resource for an actual charity. Donors should also avoid giving a website any unnecessary personal information and refrain from downloading unsecured documents from the site.Full Answer >
As of 2015, United Way has a score of three out of four stars on Charity Navigator, a reputable nonprofit organization that examines how charities utilize their funds and run their organizations. United Way uses approximately 90 percent of its total expenditures on its charitable programs and services.Full Answer >
Charities that pick up sofas and other pieces of furniture for donation include The Salvation Army, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity and Vietnam Veterans of America as of 2015. Pick-up availability and donation terms vary depending on the location, so those wishing to donate must check local policies and procedures.Full Answer >
National organizations operating a variety of programs that help the homeless include Goodwill, Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul and the National Coalition for the Homeless. Services offered vary by location and include shelters, kitchens and employment programs.Full Answer >