Help with Rent or Other Emergency Services

Publication Date: December 15, 2014

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The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) supports projects that:

  • Lessen poverty in communities
  • Address the needs of low-income individuals including the homeless, migrants and the elderly
  • Provide services and activities addressing employment, education, better use of available income, housing, nutrition, emergency services and/or health.

Services Available

The following emergency services are examples of services provided by CSBG- funded community organizations:

  • Emergency temporary housing;
  • Projects to obtain rental or mortgage assistance and provide intervention with landlords;
  • Projects to obtain emergency assistance through loans, grants, or other means to meet immediate and urgent family and individual needs;
  • Energy crisis assistance and utility shut-off prevention;
  • Emergency food, clothing, and furniture;
  • Crisis intervention in response to child or spousal abuse;
  • Emergency heating system repair;
  • Crisis intervention telephone hotlines; and/or
  • Linkages with other services and organizations to assemble a combination of short-term resources and longer-term support.

How to Receive Services/Assistance

Non-profit organizations that provide CSBG services in your area can be found at Visit disclaimer page.

To find CSBG-funded Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in your area, please click on the link /programs/ocs/resource/community-action-partne....

CSBG funds are not awarded directly to individuals.

Contact Information

Each State designates a Lead CSBG Agency to manage and administer CSBG funds to various non-profit organizations throughout the State.  Information on how to contact your state’s Lead CSBG Agency can be found at /programs/ocs/resource/state-officials-and-pro....

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