Next Door – Low Income Housing Assistance

nextdoorBell opened its Next Door program in 2017 to offer support services and rental assistance to homeless, near homeless, and low income individuals and families.  Next Door operates at 16 W. King Street in York City, and is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (additional hours available by appointment).

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Program coordinator, Crystal Ouedraogo, is dedicated to helping people connect to resources and services to secure sustainable housing situations.  “It’s not about handing out money,” says Ouedraogo, “It’s about helping people set goals and develop workable plans to get them to a place where they can be more self reliant.”

What Services are Offered?

  • Rental Assistance
  • Connections to Info & Resources
  • Professional One-on-One Guidance
  • Step-by-Step Success Planning, and
  • Advocacy

Who is Eligible?

  • Age 18 or older
  • York County resident
  • Head of household
  • In need of emergency and/or long-term housing

Next Door services are funded in part by the Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) and the Human Services Development Fund (HSDF).

Ouedraogo and her team – herself, five case managers, and an administrative assistant – are well-qualified, community connected. One day a week, one of the case managers also visits Bell Family Shelter to talk with families there.

 

 

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