Housing help for the working poor in the Helena Community
HUNTHAUSEN HOUSING LOAN/GRANT PROGRAM
ARE YOU…. Facing Eviction? Moving and need help affording the deposit? Couch surfing and saving until you can afford first month’s rent? WE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP
The Hunthausen fund is a grant/loan program to help homeless families with children under the 18 years old and/or individuals. The program guidelines are as follows :
All applicants must be homeless or precariously housed
If granted funds, the client must have housing unit must be identified, approved by landlord for move in within 30 days of approval.
This assistance is one time move-in assistance
The maximum assistance is up to $2,500 * However, We can only give what landlords have designated first month rent and security deposit to be
The assistance amount has two components: a grant portion and a loan portion
Both the grant portion and the loan portion can separately be up to $1,250
Applicants may move-in to Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, and Jefferson County (To be extended Silverbow in future)
In some cases, applicants may have a case manager or some other type of housing advocate. Although not required, this is allowed and, in some cases, encouraged. If applicant is working with some type of case manager, the case manager must sign a Release of Information.
Q. What do I need to apply?
A. All applicants will need to fill out Hunthausen application. Applicants will be asked to provide on that application information including:
- Picture Identification
-Proof of income and other financial resources
-Information on household -Details that led them to need to apply for assistance
INFORMATION REGARDING HUNTHAUSEN LOAN PORTION Applicants PLEASE READ CAREFULLY This Loan/Grant Program is to provide financial assistance to families in the Greater Helena Area, who are transitioning from a homeless or temporary housing situation into permanent housing. The program intends to provide funds for the first month’s rent plus security deposit.
A portion of the funds will be an outright grant, with the other portion a LOANthat is expected to be repaid*
There is NO INTEREST on the loan. If approved for the Hunthausen Fund, the loan amount will be determined between the recipient and Good Samaritan but will not be less than 50% of the total cost needed. It is expected that the loan portion of the grant will be repaid in an agreed upon amount of time, not to exceed one year.
*Applicants should not let the fear of repaying the loan deter you. We take every individual situation into account when determining loan amount.