Gerard Place's Preventive Services Program may be able to help when an individual or family is at risk of homelessness due to certain unavoidable situations. The program may help with back rent payments, short-term rental assistance, security deposits, and/or utility arrears.
Prevention assistance is available on a case-by-case basis until funds are exhausted. In order to qualify for the program, individuals and families must meet certain criteria (please see below). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, other documentation MAY be accepted in certain situations. Please call Kaitlin at (716) 897-9948 x 114 if you think you may qualify.
Clients will only be seen by appointment only. Please call to complete an initial phone intake. Walk-ins will be asked to call or come back for an appointment!
For housing assistance (including security deposits, rent arrears, and rental assistance), potential clients must meet the following criteria:
For utility assistance (gas and electricity arrears up to 6 months), potential clients must meet the following criteria:
Clients will be seen by appointment only. Please call Kaitlin at (716) 897-9948 x 114 to complete an initial intake. Walk-ins will be asked to call or come back for an appointment.