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Pend Oreille Crime Victim Services

HEN - Housing and Essential Needs

730 W 1st Street, Newport, WA, 99156

(509) 447-2274

Website

http://www.pofcn.org

Contact Hours: 9am-12:00, 1pm-4pm; M,T,TH,F 9am-12pm; W

Service Details

Service Description

Housing and Essential Needs Grant Funds
Grant funds can only be used to support HEN eligible clients that qualify as homeless or at-risk of homelessness. Allowable financial assistance for housing may include monthly rent, overdue rent, security deposit, and service animal deposits. Utilities assistance is limited to electricity, natural gas, sewer, water, garbage, and utility deposits.


Essential Needs
Essential Needs assistance includes help with obtaining personal health and hygiene items (such as toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper), cleaning supplies (such as laundry and dish soap), and bus passes. Assistance cannot be provided through gift cards, vouchers, or certificates. All HEN clients are eligible to receive essential needs assistance.


Features

  • Access
    • Accessible for disabled 
    • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Public convenience
    • parking 
    • restroom 

Eligibility

Assistance limited only to clients that have been determined by DSHS to be eligible for HEN - Housing and Essential Needs Assistance. Agency will verify that the client is eligible for HEN, and assess the client's risk of homelessness to determine if they meet criteria for financial assistance, but financial assistance is not guaranteed. All HEN clients are eligible for essential needs assistance.


Housing and Essential Needs Grant Funds Criteria:
* Homeless - Criteria to qualify as homeless includes those who are living outdoors, in buildings not meant for human habitation or which they have no legal right to occupy, emergency shelters, temporary/transitional housing, and for currently fleeing domestic violence victims.
* Substantial Risk - Criteria to qualify as a being at substantial risk of homelessness may include having a pay or vacate notice, eviction notice, utility shut-off notice, late payment notice, or certification of potential eviction. Client will be assessed as to if they have supportive options or networks including friends/family, church, or social service agencies, or other potential housing options. Additional factors may include if the person was discharged within the last 180 days (including prison, mental health institution, and hospitals), high overcrowding in their housing unit, residence has been condemned, current or past involvement with child welfare, sudden and significant increase in utility cost or medical debt, physical disabilities, chronic health issues, past institutional care, history of mental health or substance abuse issues, credit problems that preclude obtaining housing, pending foreclosure of rental property, or homelessness within the past 12 months.


Application Instructions

Call or walk in for assistance.


Fees

None


Business Hours

9am-12:00, 1pm-4pm; M,T,TH,F
9am-12pm; W


Area Served

Pend Oreille County


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (509) 447-2274 9am-12:00, 1pm-4pm; M,T,TH,F 9am-12pm; W
Fax (509) 447-2103 9am-12:00, 1pm-4pm; M,T,TH,F 9am-12pm; W
Helpline (509) 447-5483 24 hours
Toll Free 800548313 24 hours

Last Update

4/27/2016

Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

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