Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs
WISH LIST: $100: prescriptions for 5 homeless individuals; $250: emergency dental work for an uninsured resident; $1000: rent payment to keep a family housed and prevent eviction
The cost of living in metro DC is among the highest in the nation, with rent on a two-bedroom Arlington apartment averaging $2,000 per month. Let's face it: making payments like these can be difficult for low-income families, especially when temporary unemployment, an unexpected illness, or a sudden financial crisis, strikes. Since 1975, AMEN has been a front-line defense against homelessness, offering same-day emergency assistance to Arlington residents for rent, pharmacy and medical bills, utilities, and transportation (checks are made out directly to the landlord, medical provider, company, or creditor). Section 8 housing recipients also have access to a loan program for security deposits of up to $500 (fees are as low as $10/month); and collaboration with Dominion Power's EnergyShare program provides up to $600 per client for heating and $300 for cooling costs. AMEN's Homelessness Prevention program aims to stop homelessness before it starts. With four part-time staff and 30 volunteers, it annually serves approximately 3,000 clients in Arlington County. Your donation keeps countless families warm, safe, and at home. AMEN to that.
PO Box 7429
Arlington, VA 22207