American Gold Star Manor
Housing Assistance Grant

At American Gold Star Manor, one of our primary goals is to ensure housing stability for Gold Star parents. As part of this work, we developed the American Gold Star Manor Housing Assistance Grant to provide temporary financial housing support for Gold Star parents through short-term rental and mortgage assistance.

 

Grants will be awarded by the Manor beginning December 2021 and will cover three months of rent or mortgage payments, not to exceed $5,000. 

The 2021 Application Deadline was October 31, 2021
Please check back to see if the 2022 Housing Assistance Grant is available

Eligibility

      In general, applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for Grant funds:
·         Gold Star parent status
·         Be experiencing some type of hardship or emergency (including recent job loss, illness, housing instability, etc.)
·         Low-income household/family
     o   For the purpose of this grant, we are defining low income as any family or household with a combined income of no more than 300% of the Federal Poverty    Level. See table below to determine if you qualify based on the size of your household.

Household/
Family Size

Maximum Income

1

$38,640

2

$52,260

3

$65,880

4

$79,500

5

$93,120

6

$106,740

7

$120,360

8

$133,980

9

$147,600

10

$161,220

      ·         Total household assets must be below $70,000.
Grants are limited to one per household within a 12-month period. Applicants are ineligible if they have received the Grant three consecutive times previously.

Documentation

As part of the application, you’ll need to have ready:

      ·         A DD Form 1300, DD Form 2064, or other documents demonstrating death was related to military service. 
·         Income and asset information which may include copies of wages, salaries, alimony, child support, Social Security, AFDC, or other benefits.
·         Previous award dates, if applicable.
·         Narrative of hardship with relevant attachments. For example: lease, mortgage, foreclosure, demands, notice of defaults, eviction documents and the like.

Review

Only completed applications received on or before the deadline will be considered. Once submitted, funds will be awarded based on greatest financial need as determined by income level. 

notification

An applicant who is approved and will be awarded Grant funds will receive a Notice of Award with more information about how Grant funds will be disbursed. Unsuccessful applicants will be advised by email that a non-award has been decided, and that the applications will not be held for further consideration. Notifications will be sent out by November 30, 2021. 
Need more information? Check out our FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions or contact our office at (562) 426-7651.