Posted on Monday July 19, 2021
The objectives of the Your Way Home Emergency Rent and Utility Coalition will be to:
Raise public and policymaker awareness of the needs of low-income and ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families and individuals in Montgomery County on the brink of homelessness due to poverty caused by a health crisis, job loss, pay inequality, underemployment and/or systemic racism.
(For more information about ALICE, visit https://www.uwp.org/alice/about-alice/).
Advocate for more public and private funding for emergency rent and utility programs for both Your Way Home funded and independently funded service providers.
Create a forum for emergency rent and utility service providers and funders to share resources, best practices, lessons learned and innovative solutions.
Am I Eligible For The ERUC Program?
For a household to be eligible for the ERUC program, it must meet the requirements below:
Household must reside in Montgomery County at the time of application, AND
One or more individuals in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due, directly or indirectly, to the COVID-19 pandemic, AND
The household can demonstrate a risk of homelessness or housing instability, AND
Household must be at or below 80% of Area Median Income at the time of application.
A. Income eligibility will be based on average gross income over the 30 days preceding the time of assistance.
B. Income includes earned income, child support, welfare benefits, SSI, SSDI, unemployment income, workman’s comp, pension/investments/401K.
For more about the program and how to apply, visit the Your Way Home site here.