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Housing Assistance

Having a warm safe place to lay our head at night is essential to our health and well-being … yet sadly, so many in our community struggle to maintain adequate housing.  As the need for housing assistance has grown, so too has the Mission’s capacity to provide support to those experiencing housing instability or homelessness.  Working in partnership with organizations such as Jefferson County Department of Social Services and Transitional Living Services, our housing programming is designed to prevent and alleviate homelessness and housing insecurity.  For more information about the availability of housing related programming, please call the CARE Center at (315) 782-0090.

ESG

Operated in partnership with Jefferson County Department of Social Services, ESG offers emergency assistance available for those who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.  Options are available!

BEST

Building Economic Stability for Tomorrow or BEST is a unique program designed to help families build resources, achieve goals and attain financial stability.  Program supports include:

  • Rental Assistance (short-term subsidy)

  • Coaching / Advocacy

  • Supportive Services

  • Financial Education Workshops

Coordinated Entry

Coordinated Entry is a housing program that was implemented under the Points North Housing Coalition to help minimize homelessness. Operated by Jefferson County Department of Social Services and Transitional Living Services, Coordinated Entry is designed to assist people based on vulnerability level, rather than on a first come/first serve basis and set them up with the right services to better their situation in the most efficient manner. Urban Mission supports the work of Coordinated Entry with a dedicated person.

ERAP

The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) assists eligible households behind on their rent that have experienced financial hardship due to COVID-19 and are at risk of homelessness or housing instability. In addition, the program can provide temporary rental and utility bill assistance. Urban Mission provides support to the application process.  Currently ERAP lacks funding; however, tenants and landlords are encouraged to reach out for information on pending application status.