Rental Assistance: What to Expect
This program provides rental assistance to prevent eviction from the current residence. Applicants must reside within Hinesville city limits and cannot be more than six (6) months past due on monthly rent.
Funding is limited and distributed on a first qualified basis. Applicants must complete all components of the process to be assisted. Assistance will be provided in order of full process completion and document submission. All steps outlined below must be completed to receive assistance and the landlord/owner must be willing to accept payment.
STEP 1: APPLICATION
Each member of the household must be included on the application for rental assistance. Once the application is complete the Homeless Prevention Program will advise the household of the required documents needed to evaluate eligibility.
STEP 2: ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTATION
To evaluate eligibility the following documentation must be submitted to the Homeless Prevention Program:
1. Dispossessory Notice (Court Ordered Eviction)
2. Income Documentation (Most recent 30 days)
3. Proof of Hardship
4. Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards for all household members
5. Copy of Lease ( ALL PAGES)
STEP 3: DISPOSSESSORY NOTICE
The dispossessory notice (Affidavit for Summons of Dispossessory) is a document filed with the courts and represents a complaint brought by a landlord against a tenant. The tenant has seven (7) days to answer if he/she chooses to do so. If the tenant does not file an answer an eviction may be requested on the eighth (8) day.
STEP 7: PAYMENT
Once the property passes inspection, the Writ of Possession has been submitted, and funds are still available the Homeless Prevention Program will send a promissory note to the landlord/owner advising the amount of assistance that will be provided.