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 is accessible to all persons experiencing homelessness or at imminent risk of homelessness.
Together is currently operating programming through 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 will respond within 72 hours. Be patient, as we are currently experiencing a longer waitlist.
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
- Housing search assistance and stabilization planning
- Referrals to other agencies
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.