IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BE SAFE, DRY AND WARM
Are you homeless? About to be evicted? Don’t know where you might be living soon? Need help in finding an apartment? Facing foreclosure? Are you just finding it difficult to navigate all those systems? Our housing counselors can help! NEKCA is a Local Housing Counseling Agency. We can help you locate, secure or maintain your housing, or assist with navigating the many other resources out there.
HOUSING and SHELTER ASSISTANCE
Housing Counseling: Work with our housing counselors to assess your needs and to establish housing goals. Together, we can create a plan to solve problems and overcome barriers. We can help you work with your landlord and provide you with information about tenants’ rights and responsibilities. Budgeting counseling and financial literacy trainings are available.
Financial Assistance: Limited financial assistance for rent, back rent, security deposits and utilities may be available.
Transitional Housing and Shelter: If we don’t have the temporary housing/shelter you need, we will help you find it!
LOCATIONS and Phone
Contact One of the NEKCA Offices Below
|Newport||Transitional Housing||Island Pond||Canaan|
|70 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
|343 Main Street
Newport, VT 05855
|70 Cross Street
Island Pond, VT 05846
|253 Gale Street
Canaan, VT 05093
SPECIALIZED HOUSING and SHELTER
NEKCA offers housing and housing services for the following groups of our neighbors who have an especially hard time with housing:
TEENS – Through our COMMUNITY ACTION YOUTH SERVICES (CAYS) in Newport, we provide both emergency and transitional housing for teens in need of a safe place to live. Other wrap around services and supports are provided as well – please click here for more info on all teen services. For teen housing please contact: Community Action Youth Services (CAYS), in NEWPORT, 802.334.8224.
After hours emergencies responses: call 911 for an emergency or 802-334-8881 for Derby State Police or 802.334.6733 Newport Police. Ask to speak with someone from North East Kingdom Youth Services
COMMUNITY BASED CORRECTIONS (link to Community Justice page)– Transitional housing for individuals involved with the Department of Corrections and living in or returning to Orleans, Essex and Caledonia Counties. Judd North, Judd South, Lyndonville Apartments, Aerie House. Supporting women and men, with some housing for those with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health challenges. Referrals from DOC and community agencies and individuals. For more information, please click here for more details – contact: _______________________________________.