Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About: How are sober living homes funded?
How are sober living homes funded
Funding a sober living home from government grants is an option that few people think about, but it can be done. Here are some ideas to help you get started. There are many different ways you can qualify. The first is to have a government issued food stamp or a special medical card. Then there is also the disability option, which is more closely associated with being a senior citizen. Another option that many agencies consider would be the senior day shelter program. Senior day shelters are free or low cost apartments in which you can stay while you get help with housing. These will not only fund your home for you, but also help with the initial deposit needed to buy it. Or you could get a government-issued lease agreement with your home. Most agencies will help you with this, and you will need to apply through the National Association of Counties (NAC) to receive a grant. In order to find out about funding options, you need to contact your county and ask them for information on grants. They will provide a list of agencies that are part of their local network, so be sure to contact them. Ask for the agencies’ websites, because some are more detailed than others. But once you do this, you will have to choose between getting a grant and applying for a loan. The problem is that getting a grant can be time consuming, and it is harder to qualify for the loan if you do not qualify for a grant. You need to find the right agency to work with. This means that you need to find out what grants they have available, so you know what to expect. Find out whether they will contact you if you qualify. Most county records are available on line. Check your local library to see if they have anything they can provide you. There are also several worksheets you can find that will show you how the government calculates your eligibility. Some states require you to have a fixed income, so you may want to look into this before you apply. As I mentioned above, this is something that you can use as a stop gap until you are able to get back to work. By using this, you will not have to wait to find out if you will be hired, and you can start building a resume so that you can get on with your life. So if you have considered funding a sober living home, make sure you take the time to apply through the appropriate channel. You will be able to take advantage of the grant and you will feel a sense of accomplishment once you do.