911 Help

For immediate help for those who are facing homelessness, or do not have the cash available to feed yourself and your family;  
dial 2-1-1.

Much like dialing 9-1-1, 2-1-1 is an emergency hotline provided by United Way for families of foreclosure or homelessness; they provide the basic needs and will help place you and your family in temporary housing while you gather your resources for finding a permanent home.

Below is a list for advocacy groups, temporary and permanent housing placement, shelters and more:

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is dedicated solely to achieving socially just public policy that assures people with the lowest incomes in the United States have affordable and decent homes.  Please visit their website:

http://www.nlihc.org

If you are a tenant, The National Low Income Housing Coalition provides tenant resources and laws that may protect you in a foreclosure situation:

http://nlihc.org/library/other/guides

Tenants Together, a nonprofit organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of California tenants to safe, decent and affordable housing:

www.tenantstogether.org

The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) and the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) have policies that allow renters to stay in properties that they acquire through foreclosure. At a minimum these policies provide the protections available to bona fide tenants under the PTFA. However, both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have programs that offer tenants with additional options. Freddie Mac also has a program that allows former homeowners to rent back their homes under certain conditions.  Please visit Fannie and Freddie to see if you are eligible.

HUD offers Homelessness programs for those in emergency housing situations and help place people in permanent homes.

Please visit their webpage designated for people going through a home loss with all of their resources for emergency housing needs:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning/homeless

HUD offers affordable renting, as well:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/rental_assistance/local

HUD's Homeless Resource Exchange:

http://www.hudhre.info/index.cfm?do=viewHomelessResources

For the National Coalition for the Homeless, who helps families of foreclosure, please click on the following link to their website:

http://www.nationalhomeless.org/index.html

The following link is a directory of every homelessness advocacy coalition nationwide and by state to help in the event of an emergency:

Directory of Homelessness Advocates

United Way is a great resource.  There is a particular division of United Way (the 211 Act) who's focus is emergency resources for homeless families.  Dial 2-1-1 or visit:

http://liveunited.org/ 

The following link is a national directory for different types of emergency housing based on immediate needs:

http://www.shelterlistings.org/

For a list of homeless shelters across the nation, please click on the following link to the Homeless Shelter Directory.org's website:

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

For Food Assistance:

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If you need food assistance with food purchases, the following websites provide information on local food banks, assistance eligibility and many other resources available for you in your time of need.