Heading Home ESG is a program funded by a HUD grant to Monroe County and the City of Rochester to help families and individuals who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless.
The program is a joint venture directed by the following local agencies:
- Coordinated Care Services, Inc.
- The Housing Council
How Does The Program Work?
If you have a client or tenant who is homeless or is at risk of becoming homeless, they may be eligible for short-term help from the HEADING HOME ESG program.
- If they have had a temporary loss of income;
- If income has been reduced; or
- If they have been unable to find or afford suitable housing; and have exhausted all other sources of assistance in the community
HEADING HOME may be able to help.
Who Qualifies for Heading Home?
Households at or below 30% Area Median Income.
FY 2012 Area Median Income (AMI) Limits- Per Family Size (HUD: Public Housing/Section8, CBDG and HOME Programs)
Family Size: 30% Area Median Income:
1 PERSON $14,000
2 PERSON $16,000
3 PERSON $18,000
4 PERSON $20,000
5 PERSON $21,600
6 PERSON $23,200
7 PERSON $24,800
8 PERSON $26,400
What Services are Available to Qualified Program Participants?
HEADING HOME ESG may be able to help with:
- Housing Search and Placement
- Short-term Rent
- Rent and Arrears
It is important that you know that HEADING HOME ESG does not provide any direct financial assistance to individuals. Instead payments can be made to a qualified landlord, utility company or moving service.
In addition to short-term financial assistance, the HEADING HOME ESG Housing Intake Worker will work to connect your client or tenant to other services and supports in our community that can be helpful in maintaining stable housing.
HEADING HOME ESG accepts referrals from community service agencies and landlords. We are not able to accept walk-ins without an appointment.
- Must live in Monroe County
- Must meet the income guidelines
- Have exhausted all other sources of assistance in the community
- Qualified households will be given an appointment
Benefits to Landlords
- Opt-in option
- Quick Payment
- Relationship with Housing Coordinator
- Vacancy rate reduction (prevention)
- Faster vacancy turnaround (rapid re-housing)
Download an application here:
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