The Crisis Engagement Program aims to help low-income households resolve crisis that would otherwise lead to a loss of housing. Services through this program are accessible to all persons experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness.
There are no walk-in appointments at this time, the Crisis Engagement team is currently operating programming through over the phone appointments. If you are in need of assistance with rent or utilities, please contact the Crisis Engagement Team at 402-763-7531. Please leave a detailed voice message and someone from our team will respond as soon as possible. Response times may vary as we are currently experiencing a higher need and a longer waitlist. We recommend continuing to reach out to other organizations while waiting for a callback.
Services may include:
- Financial assistance with rent and/or utility payments
- Short-term financial assistance
- Housing counseling and guidance
- Conflict resolution and mediation with landlords/friends/family
- Connection to mainstream services
- Referrals to other agencies
7,14,30-day notices, eviction notices and court summons will be prioritized for rental assistance. Please be sure to reach out to Legal Aid at 1-844-268-5627 if you are facing eviction.
Shut off notices will be prioritized for utility assistance.
We are not able to assist with future rent.
Deposit assistance is on a case-by-case basis.
If you are experiencing street homelessness, please contact MACCH Street Outreach at: 402-957-1747 and they will connect you to a Street Outreach team.
Questions About the Program
How do I qualify for assistance?
You must first meet with a case manager for a brief screening to determine eligibility. Qualification for assistance is on a case by case basis. Factors may include individual or family income. In some cases, proof of income is required to qualify.
Is funding guaranteed?
Funding is not guaranteed. A landlord is required to approve you for an apartment/house and is willing to work with Together's Crisis Engagement Specialist. You must also meet the guidelines of the funding source.
How many times can I get financial assistance through the Crisis Engagement Program?
Generally, it is a one time assistance. Clients must show they are able to sustain on their own after assistance to obtain the funding. We normally only assist once every 6 to 12 months.