Shelter to Permanent Housing

When a utility account remains delinquent, it not only threatens a family’s financial stability—it can be the difference between remaining in the shelter system or obtaining permanent housing.

Through a partnership with the City’s Office of Supportive Housing (OSH), UESF helps families exit the shelter system by assisting with their back utility arrearages. With a cleared utility bill, these families become eligible for permanent housing and can move toward housing stability.

To be eligible, individuals and families must:

  • Be a resident of a City Shelter
  • Have a utility arrearage that prohibits you from obtaining housing
  • Have a referral from shelter to the Office of Supportive Housing

Check your eligibility

Take a screening test to find out how we can help you.

Impact Stories

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Rouguiatou never planned on ending up in a shelter with her three children. But when a financial hardship caused her to lose her home, she and her children had no other place to go. While working with the City’s Office of...Learn More