American Gold Star Manor
Housing Assistance Grant

The 2022 Application Period is now open.
The 2022 grant cycle will end on 12/31/2022.

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 to cover three months of rent or mortgage payments, not to exceed $5,000. 

Eligibility

In general, applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for Grant funds:

1. Gold Star parent residing in the United States.

2. Low-income household/family. 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.) Total household assets must be below $70,000.

3. Be experiencing some type of hardship or emergency (including recent job loss, illness, housing instability, etc.)

4. Grants are limited to one per household per calendar year. Applicants are ineligible if they have received the Grant three consecutive times previously.

5. Cannot be a board member, foundation manager or substantial contributor to AGSM or a family member of a board member, foundation manager, or substantial contributor of AGSM.

Chart for Assessing Low-Income
Household / Family SizeMaximum Income
1$40,770
2$54,930
3$69,090
4$83,250
5$97,410
6$111,570
7$125,730
8$139,890
9$154,050
10$168,210

Documentation

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

      1.        A DD Form 1300, DD Form 2064, or other documents demonstrating death was related to military service.
2.        Proof of identity such as a state issued Identification Card or Driver’s License.
3.
        Income and asset information which may include copies of wages, salaries, alimony, child support, bank statements, investments, Social Security, or other benefits.
4.        Document showing financial obligation for housing costs such as current mortgage statement or copy of lease showing rent amount.
5.        Previous award dates, if applicable.
6.       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 close of the grant application period 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. 
Need more information? Check out our FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions or contact our office at (562) 426-7651.