Prevention & Intervention of Homelessness
Preventing. Empowering. Transforming.
The Prevention & Intervention of Homelessness Program’s major purpose is to ensure that individuals and families who are at risk of homelessness retain their current housing status or are able to obtain a new permanent residence if homelessness occurs. In addition to Nashua residents, we are able to assist those living in the following New Hampshire towns: Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough, Merrimack, Milford, Mt. Vernon, and Wilton.
About This Program
This program provides assistance with:
- Back rent to avoid eviction
- Utility and fuel assistance to avoid shut-off
- Security deposit loans and first month’s rent
- Mortgage Loan to avoid foreclosure
- Rapid Re-Housing Services for a Limited Number of Families Each Year
- Financial Counseling and Budgeting Assistance
The Front Door Agency offers financial assistance with rent, utilities, and heating fuel to stop an eviction/utility shut off from happening while clients are working their way back to self-sufficiency. We also issue security deposit loans (through the Housing Security Guarantee Program), which removes a significant barrier for those trying to secure a new permanent residence. No interest is charged for these loans, and very favorable repayment terms are provided. In addition, we offer a Rapid Re-Housing Program for a limited number of families on the verge of homelessness or already homeless. This program is designed to quickly stabilize a family by assisting with finding affordable housing and then providing financial assistance and intensive case management for six months.
The Front Door’s approach is holistic, as we know that supportive services are necessary if long-terms solutions are to occur. Our Homeless & Housing Coordinator examines each case individually. Occasionally, a one-time financial solution is all that is needed. Other times, it may be a family facing a chronic situation. We attempt to isolate the cause of the late rent and/or utility payment, offer one-on-one case management and budgeting, and issue referrals to other services within our own organization as well as within the community if necessary. The Front Door Agency has an excellent working relationship with the non-profit service provider network in this area, and collaboration is an integral part of our approach to bringing our clients to self-sufficiency.