2022-23 COVID Student Youth Housing Fund
2022-23 COVID Student Housing Fund
Matching Challenge Grant Campaign
this campaign is in collaboration with
For 30 vetted AHO College of Marin students at risk of losing housing.
- To raise $60,000 this year with monies dedicated to housing support for young adult students to have the stability to reach their educational and life goals.
- To provide a hand up, not a handout, to young adult students who are committed to changing their life circumstances to create a healthy and meaningful future.
- To offer financial assistance for housing support for 30 young adults in 2022-2023.
Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity’s (AHO), a 17 year old Marin County nonprofit organization’s new program, the $60,000 COVID-19 Homeless Youth Housing Fund, was created to respond to our youth, who are students at College of Marin (COM), in the Economic Opportunity Services Program (EOPS). Due to the pandemic, these students are at a high risk of losing their housing and dropping out of college when the County’s rent moratorium ends on September 30, 2021. This fund will provide vetted EOPS students with rental and utility assistance, so they can remain in their rentals and continue their educations.
GENERAL & PARTICULAR NEED
Due to the pandemic, COM-EOPS students are at a high risk of losing their housing and dropping out of college. This fund will provide them with rental and utility assistance, so they can remain in their rentals and continue their educations.
To be eligible, AHO youth in COM-EOPS program can only have a maximum yearly income of $16,500, take 12 units each semester, and remain in good standing, with at least a 2.0 GPA. As single, self-supporting individuals they are either at, or below, the 80% median income set by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (FDHUD). [Continue Reading]