ACCESS is dedicated to providing Jackson County residents with safe, affordable places to live.
We have built more than 200 housing units and we offer several types of assistance to qualified individuals and families.
Who does it serve?
Some of our programs help low-income families with rent payments, security deposits or other expenses. We also may help with security deposits or first month’s rent.
As a certified HUD counseling agency we offer guidance and assistance to people who need help with their housing situation. This may include counseling before purchase, the creation of a matched savings account for eligible buyers or financial assistance.
What does it provide?
Our housing programs include:
- Rental Assistance for low-income families, veterans, seniors and persons with disabilities to prevent eviction and homelessness. Includes one-time limited assistance on utility deposit, short-term rent payment assistance up to 6th months.
- Certified HUD Counseling that gives guidance and assistance. This may include matched savings accounts to build financial resources, an education class before home purchase, first-time buyer’s assistance, foreclosure intervention, and reverse mortgage counseling for seniors.
- Since 1992, ACCESS has designed, funded and built over 200 units of quality affordable housing.
What are the qualification requirements?
Clients are referred by outside agencies using a referral form with basic client information including need. Individuals requesting support should prepare for an intake meeting by having identification, social security number and proof of income. Clients will also sign a Release of Information to allow referring agency and ACCESS to communicate.
Vicki D’Alessandro, Rental Programs Coordinator