Catholic Charities USA is a national organization that has helped with paying rent arrears. It works through local HUD certified counseling agencies. A list of these agencies can be found at the Catholic Charities USA website under programs, housing counseling. Some other charities are state dependent. For example, Jiggets for Families is a New York City-based charity that provides help with back rent to people on public assistance.Know More
Grants are also available through a variety of sources to pay rent arrears. HomeBase is a Department of Homeless Services program for New York State that helps individuals apply for emergency grants. One Shot Deals is another grant program that can provide emergency grants to cover back rent. However, this program does require that applicants prove they can pay future rent.
Persons facing eviction have options available and need not exit their homes immediately. Most states require both renters and landlords to attend court prior to all evictions. Usually courts will advise mediation in which both parties try to agree to new rental terms in order to pay back monies and possibly continue the rental relationship. Grants are also available for individuals who are the sole providers in their homes or who are single parents.Learn more about Business & Finance
As of May 2015, some charities that pick up donations are the Salvation Army, GreenDrop and Vietnam Veterans. These charities typically accept gently used items, such as clothing, shoes, furniture, electronics and household goods. Most charities do not accept firearms, used mattresses, broken items or used carpet as donations.Full Answer >
Some online donation tools for charities include Causes.com, Crowdrise and Network for Good. All these tools allow charities to connect with donors by making donation pages for their organization that automatically accept contributions from donors.Full Answer >
ProjectC.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) is a charity that takes donated medical supplies and medical equipment to severely resource-limited communities in order to make diagnostics and treatment possible. It also protects health workers and ensures the best possible outcomes for surgeries and other emergency care.Full Answer >
The Salvation Army and Goodwill Industries are two national charities that pick up donations from individual homes. Not every Goodwill chapter offers this service, so the charity advises people to call their local chapters.Full Answer >