Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)

RAFT Program

RAFT can help with rent or other housing costs when facing eviction, foreclosure, loss of utilities, and other housing emergencies.

RAFT is Homelessness Prevention

The RAFT Program is a homelessness prevention program and provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  • RAFT can provide up to $7,000 per household within a 12-month period.
  • RAFT can cover utilities, moving costs, and overdue rent.

Check Eligibility

Get your documents ready

The following documentation is required to apply:

  1. ID for Head of Household (such as a state issued driver’s license, birth certificate, or passport)
  2. Proof of Current Housing (such as a lease, tenancy agreement, or tenancy at will agreement)
  3. Verification of Housing Crisis (such as a Notice to Quit, mortgage arrears, an eviction notice, a utility shutoff notice, or documentation showing an inability to stay in your current home due to health, safety, or other reasons)
  4. Income Verification. In addition, after you apply, the agency will need to verify your income. They will attempt to do this automatically through a data match with other benefits programs and will reach out to you to provide income documents if necessary.

You must submit a complete application with all required documents to receive benefits.

Additionally, we encourage tenants to reach out early to their landlords and inform them about their application for RAFT. Landlords or property management will be needed to complete the process.

How to Apply for RAFT

  1. Before you apply, check if you’re eligible for assistance.
  2. If you’re eligible and you have your documents ready, you can apply at the website.

Register and Apply for RAFT


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