Federal emergency assistance program provides limited financial aid for rent, mortgage or utility emergencies. One-time emergency grants made during funding period usually beginning in March until funds are exhausted for calendar year. Contact main office of Society St. Vincent de Paul who will assign a local conference volunteer for intake. Program administered by United Way of Long Island for the bi-county region and fact sheet available on United Way website www.unitedwayli.org.
Emergency situations for rent, mortgage or utility only. Eligibility guidelines issued annually by Federal Government. Applications must be submitted at approved nonprofit agency sites in client's County of residence. Applicants must be ineligible for assistance through the local Dept. of Social Services. "Eligible applicants must reside within the parish boundaries." Access to all Emergency Housing for Homeless Persons Requires a Referral by a DSS office location/hotline operator. For Nassau County, please call (516)227-8519 or the evening/emergency number at (516)573-8626. For Suffolk County, please call (631)854-9517 or the evening/emergency number at (631)854-9100. If you are ineligible for DSS services, please call Long Island Coalition for the Homeless at (631)464-4314.