Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
Community Action Partnership has received funding from the Darke County Commissioners Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) for rental and utility assistance in Darke County for those threatened with eviction. A three-day eviction notice with complete wording of why the person is being evicted or is homeless is required. Also needed to complete an application is a copy of the lease, verification of 13 weeks of income, and Social Security cards. Income must be between 30 and 50 percent of the Area Median Income and applications must be in good standing with HUD regulations. Housing located within the city of Greenville is not eligible for this funding. To schedule an appointment, call (937) 548-8143.
Housing Crisis Response Program
The mission of the Housing Crisis Response Program is to work with individuals and families at risk for eviction and homelessness by helping them to maintain housing and stabilize their situation. All assistance will be offered with the intent to provide the minimum amount of intervention necessary in order to ensure stability. Individuals must be screened to determine eligibility based on income and applicable risk factors. Applicants must fall within 30 percent of the Area Median Income guidelines. For mnore information, call (937) 548-8143.
Shared Harvest Commodities are distributed monthly to those that qualify to help stabilize and supplement their food allowances in order to have enough food to last throughout the month.
Darke County Emergency Homeless Shelter
The Darke County Emergency Homeless Shelter houses persons left homeless due to fire, eviction, or other unfortunate circumstances. The maximum stay for an individual is 14 days, and 30 days for families. Greenville residents should contact the Greenville Police Department at (937) 548-1103. Darke County residents should contact the Darke County Sheriff’s Department at (937) 548-3399. Residents must pass a criminal record screening. This program provides a temporary living situation and requires residents to look for a permanent solution to their housing problems.
Homeless Prevention is assistance (emergency rent, mortgage and utility payments) designed to prevent eviction, foreclosure, or utility shut off. Homeless Prevention is to assure that the assistance is necessary to avoid eviction and there are reasonable expectations that the household will be able to resume payments following assistance. There if follow up to ascertain that assistance kept them from eviction. -Must meet income guidelines.
Housing Placement is assistance (first month’s rent, security deposits) designed to help homeless persons establish permanent housing. The priority is placed on those families residing in Emergency Shelters. This program is targeted into getting persons into permanent housing. Must meet income guidelines.
Limited funds are available to assist transient and local persons in need. Funds are used for gas money for travelers, unexpected expenses for families, and other items to help people help themselves. Darke County does not service Salvation Army stores; therefore, we do not have a pick-up service for clothes or other items.
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