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Resident Services - Self-Sufficiency Programs
Section 8 Housing Assistance Program
The Section 8 Housing Assistance Program is a federally funded program that assists low-income families by subsidizing a portion of their monthly rent and providing a utility allowance. It provides direct payments to landlords and covers the difference between what can be reasonably afforded by the tenant and reasonable rental charges of the landlord. To qualify for the program, a family must meet the low-income guidelines set by HUD and rental units must meet Housing Quality Standards and local codes, and pass an inspection by the BMHA.
Applicants must be 18 years or older, reside in Erie County and meet the income limit guidelines.
Contact: Linda Gleason (716) 855-7580 ext. 304
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Contact: David Granville (716) 855-7580 ext. 305
Schedule: Monday-Thursday from 12pm-3pm, Friday, 10am-12pm
Contact: Cheryl Scheff (716) 837-7954
After School Tutoring Program
The BMHA will be offering after school tutoring for children of elementary and secondary school age. Tutoring by Literacy Volunteers will be offered Monday through Thursday from 3:30pm-6pm at the following location:
Martha Mitchell Community Center - 175 Oakmont
Contact: Literacy New York, (716) 876-8991
Service Coordinator Program
This program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the program with public and private resources, for supportive services and empowerment activities. The goal or the Service Coordinator Program are to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance and to make progress towards achieving economic independence and self-sufficiency.
Contact: Robert Deberaux (716) 833-0530
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