Class of Housing/Services: Family Emergency Shelter Placement
Emergency Services assists seniors on fixed incomes and the working poor who have experienced temporary crisis with rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and food. Eligibility
Clients living in Shelby County may be eligible for assistance every two years after proving a crisis occurred within the last 90 days. Eligibility is not based on income, but preference is given to those off work for medical reasons. Assistance is dependent upon the availability of funds.
Applicants must provide picture identification for all adults, Social Security cards for the household, verification of children’s ages, proof of address, proof of loss or crisis such as a lay-off notice, proof of household income, the household’s utility cut-off notice or late rent or mortgage notice. Applicants must provide proof that they can cover the remainder of the bill. Losses of employment benefits or reduction in hours are not qualifying reasons for MIFA assistance. For food assistance consideration, applicants must provide picture identification for all adults, Social Security cards for the household, verification of children’s ages, proof of address, proof of loss or crisis such as a lay-off notice. Documents must be presented with each application for a food voucher. Each household is eligible for four vouchers per year and requests for vouchers must be five days apart. Vouchers can be redeemed for non-perishable food at a food pantry as close as possible to the applicant’s address.
Emergency Shelter Placement This program helps families with minor children secure temporary shelter if homelessness cannot be avoided through mediation. Eligibility Shelby County families with minor children who meet HUD’s definition of literal homelessness and have no other resources to prevent homelessness may be eligible for assistance if funds are available.
Rapid Rehousing This program helps eligible homeless families quickly obtain permanent stable housing. Eligibility Shelby County families with minor children who meet HUD’s definition of literal homelessness and have no other resources to prevent homelessness may be eligible for assistance if funds are available.
How To Volunteer at Metropolitan Inter-faith Association Memphis:
Be a volunteer. Call Metropolitan Inter-faith Association Memphis at (901) 527-0208 for current volunteer work opportunities.
As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:
ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.
In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.
Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.
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