Homeless Prevention for the homeless in northern Sonoma County. General assistance grants to families and individuals experiencing an episodic gap in money to cover bills
Sometimes, there is a very fine line between being safely housed and being homeless.
For clients experiencing an episodic gap in money to cover bills, Reach for Home provides general assistance grants to families and individuals who live in the Sonoma County towns of Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Windsor, and Geyserville. In 2017, over $50,000 in homeless prevention funds were distributed through Reach for Home and the S. F. Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund.
Reasons for general assistance grants include:
- An extraordinary, non-recurring financial need in one particular month
- A blip in life that threatens to destabilize your home
- New apartment requiring first month's rent and/or a security deposit to move in
- An unpaid utility bill
Criteria to receive a grant is predicated on providing:
- Proof of all income
- Proof of a delinquent bill(s)
- Bank statements
- Copies of your ID
- Signed lease agreements
Process upon qualifying for the grant and completing 5-page application:
Reach for Homes pays the client bill directly (vs reimbursement)