Emergency Financial Assistance Available for Rent

rentdue.jpgAre you or a union member that you know struggling to make rent this month?  There may be some help out there.
Labor Community Services, a program run by the AFL-CIO and The United Way, recently received additional rental assistance funds through a grant that be must spent in the next three weeks. 
The funds are for one-time, emergency assistance for union members. 

Please note: The application must be completed by an employee of a union on behalf of a union member who needs emergency rent assistance. If you are a member who needs  a referral contact your worksite organizer or Member Connection 877.721.4968.
The form must be submitted by 2/21/14
Forms can be found here:  Things to keep in mind:

  • Referral does not guarantee assistance. 
  • Labor Community Service has about $10,000, and they expect the need to be high. They will try to assist the most urgent cases.
  • They will provide a maximum of $760 per person in assistance.

 The main qualifications are as follows:

  • The member must have a Three Day Notice to Pay Rent or Quit, or a similar notice from their landlord.
  • The rental assistance must solve their emergency. They must have the ability to continue paying the rent in the future months.

 For more information please visit Labor Community Services website.
Since 1946, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and United Way Worldwide (formerly United Way of America) have enjoyed a cooperative relationship through which they and state and local United Ways provide services to members of organized labor, their families and their communities. By collaborating both organizations have made an impact on core key needs such as financial stability, education and homelessness.