Program Guidelines and documentation needed to get assistance:
Must be a resident of East Baton Rouge Parish (Picture I.D.)
Proof of income must be presented with the application in order for
the application to be completed.
There must be documentation to support your emergency.
Utility bill must show past due date is expired and/or disconnect
notice. Letter from landlord indicating rent is in arrears,
amount of rent or an eviction notice in the amount of one month's
rent. Letter from mortgage company indicating the mortgage
payment is past due and/or a letter of foreclosure.
All monthly expenses must be listed and verified.
The need for assistance must be an emergency.
As you know, the mortgage lenders require that unpaid balances be
paid in full. Office of Social Services will only assist with a
mortgage payment providing the mortgager will permit the client to
remain in the residence for thirty (30) days.
In order for the Office of Social Services to assist with first
month's rent an application must show proof that he/she can pay the
required deposit and shall be prepared to pay next month's rent.
Office of Social Services funding sources disallows payment of
deposit of any kind.
A client will only be eligible to apply once in a twelve (12) month
period for emergency services.
An emergency is defined as a sudden unexpected occurrence
demanding immediate action.
|Size of Family
||125% of Poverty