Application Requirements
TANF Emergency Funds Guidelines

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Eligibility Requirements

  • A member of the household must meet the eligibility criteria listed below:
    • Household must be homeless or at-risk of homelessness
      • At-risk of homelessness – household will imminently lose their primary nighttime residence within 14 days AND has no subsequent residence identified AND has no resources or support networks to identify alternative housing
    • Households must have custody of at least one minor child
    • The household income must not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Level limits – see chart, below for 2020 annual income limits.
# In Family 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Annual Income $25,520 $34,480 $43,440 $52,400 $61,360 $70,320 $79,280 $88,240
  • Application must be submitted online and must be turned in with ALL required document The supporting documentation will be uploaded with the online application. The application is located here:

Documentation Needed for All Applications:

  • Photo I.D. for EVERYONE 18 AND OVER living in the home
  • Current proof of income for EVERYONE 18 AND OVER living in the home
    • This includes any source of income; job, unemployment ADC, OWF, SSI, SSDI, child support, etc.
    • Make sure any pay stubs detail the period of time the person is being paid; weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.
  • Birth Certificates for children in household
  • Documentation showing homelessness or at-risk of homelessness (documentation of eviction/ Rent Ledger showing amount due)

Types of Assistance and Additional Documentation Needed Based on Type of Assistance Requested:

Please Note: 4 months of assistance is the maximum any household can receive between back rent and current rent.  No payments for July 2020 rent or after will be eligible for this assistance.

  • Rental Assistance
  • Rental Arrearages (Back Rent Due)
    • Landlord must fill out Online Form titled “Landlord Information Submission” located here:
    • W-9 is required
    • Lease Agreement
    • Eviction Notice or Rent Ledger Showing Back Rent Due
  • Security Deposit
  • Utility Deposit
    • Statement from Utility Company showing amount of Deposit
  • Utility Arrearages – Not to Exceed Total of 4 Months
    • Last 4 Utility Bills showing amount due
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