United Way's Housing Services assists families who are homeless or facing eviction find rental units through private landlords. We are seeking additional landlords who would like to work with Housing Services to rent apartments to our clients.
Free Advertising and Pool of Tenants
United Way’s Housing Services offers a free online tool to list your available properties, Summithousingsearch.org. We work with lots of potential tenants and can refer them to you to fill your open units.
Clients Receive Supportive Services
United Way case workers meet at least monthly with each client to discuss how they are doing and make any needed referrals to address additional challenges they are facing. Each client attends a budgeting class and reviews their budget monthly with their case worker.
Some of our clients have special needs, but we work with them on an ongoing basis to make sure they have the support they need to succeed. We work with clients to correct past mistakes and prevent future problems, and through our network of partners, clients have access to an array of supportive services.
United Way helps individuals and families get back on their feet. Many low-income clients can afford the monthly rent, but have difficulty saving enough money for a security deposit. We can assist with this one-time security deposit payment.
Rent Payment Assistance
Eligible clients can receive rent payment assistance for a limited time. This assistance allows them some time to stabilize and build an emergency fund for the future.
Problem Prevention Through Home Visits
United Way case managers conduct home visits to ensure that clients stabilize in their new home. Regular follow up with clients allows us to identify and address problems early – before they become irreparable.
Mediation of Problems
Despite our best efforts, problems are sometimes inevitable. However, when problems arise, it can be reassuring to know that there is someone to call. We care as much about our landlords as we do our clients. The job of the case manager is to be a neutral party, ensuring that everyone is treated fairly and that problems are resolved quickly and impartially.
Satisfaction in Helping Others
Everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to live. Some people make mistakes, but everyone deserves a second chance. You are playing a vital role to help individuals take charge of their lives, but also making your community a better place to live.
For more information about working with United Way's Housing Services as a landlord, contact Bridget Lacy at 330.615.0571 or [email protected].