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Early Eviction Prevention 

"Eviction isn't just a condition of poverty; it's a cause of poverty."

 

 - Matthew Desmond, American Sociologist, Princeton University Professor, Principal Investigator of the Eviction Lab and Pulitzer Prize-winning Author of "Evicted"

COVID-19 has deepened our region's housing crisis. Low-income families who faced housing insecurity before the pandemic now find themselves behind or struggling to pay the rent. Without significant financial assistance to erase past-due rents, these households face eviction and a higher risk of homelessness in the months ahead.

WHY IS EARLY EVICTION PREVENTION IMPORTANT?

 

Beyond the trauma of losing their home and often their belongings, a single eviction on a parent's record follows them for years. It can block a family's access to future housing and exclude them from renting in better neighborhoods. It can negatively impact credit scores and compromise future economic success. In response to the looming eviction crisis, Always Home is focusing our efforts on our EARLY EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM, a coordinated set of strategies focused on getting ahead of evictions and homelessness by reducing the necessity of evictions resulting from non-payment of rent. This proactive program is intended to help a household avoid eviction, shelter or homelessness, and regain housing stability.

ARE YOU BEHIND ON RENT AND IN DANGER OF BEING EVICTED?

If you have minor children in custody and are unable to pay a past-due or current rent or have been served a Notice to Qiuit, you may qualify for Early Eviction Prevention Assistance. Contact Always Home's Social Worker, Marlynn Benker at (860) 501-4816 or email her at mbenker@alwayshome.org for a confidential consultation.