B. YOU MEET THE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAM TO WHICH YOUR ARE APPLYING......
THEN WE CAN DEFINITELY HELP YOU!!!
SO, MAKE SURE YOU MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS. READ THEM PLEASE.
ONLY APPLY IF YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS.
2. IN THE WORDS OF DETROIT'S OWN EMINEM: "YOU ONLY GET ONE SHOT, DO NOT MISS YOUR CHANCE......"
HELP US TO HELP YOU. THIS IS YOUR ONE SHOT TO TELL US EVERYTHING YOU WANT US TO KNOW.
SO DO NOT MISS YOUR ONE CHANCE TO APPLY. FULLY ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN DETAIL WITH COMPLETE ANSWERS TO EVERYTHING ASKED. TELL US ALL THERE IS TO KNOW AS YOU CANNOT REAPPLY LATER WITH MORE INFO IF WE FIND YOUR APPLICATION DEFICIENT.
3. TAKE YOUR TIME. NO NEED TO RUSH THROUGH THE APPLICATION. WE AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE.
AS FAMOUS BASKETBALL COACH JOHN WOODEN SAID: "IF YOU DON'T HAVE TIME TO DO IT RIGHT, WHEN WILL YOU HAVE TIME TO DO IT OVER."
YOU WON'T, AS WE CAN'T GIVE YOU A SECOND CHANCE TO GET IT RIGHT. WE RECEIVE SO MANY APPLICATIONS THAT WE CANNOT ALLOW YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO REAPPLY OR TO SUPPLEMENT ANY ANSWERS AFTER YOU APPLY.
4. AGAIN, THERE IS NO WORD COUNT LIMIT, SO INCLUDE AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE.
5. MAKE SURE YOU TELL US WHAT YOUR PLAN IS SO THAT THIS SITUATION WON'T OCCUR TO YOU IN THE FUTURE. THAT ANSWER IS VERY IMPORTANT.
AGAIN, TAKE YOUR TIME. THIS IS YOUR ONE AND ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDE IN THE APPLICATION AS TO YOUR NET INCOME AND YOUR LIST OF MONTHLY EXPENSES IS FINAL AND WE CAN'T PROVIDE YOU ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE THIS INFO AFTER YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED. THIS APPLIES TO ALL ANSWERS. WHAT YOU TELL US NOW IN YOUR ANSWERS, CANNOT BE CHANGED AFTER YOUR APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED TO HERE TO HELP.
THE INITIAL APPLICATION IS FOUND BELOW. WE LOOK FORWARD TO DOING ALL WE CAN TO HELP YOU! WE WILL REPLY TO YOUR APPLICATION WITHIN 24-48 HOURS SO CHECK YOUR EMAIL AS OUR REPLY WILL ALSO HAVE A DEADLINE FOR YOU TO ANSWER THE FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS WE WILL BE EMAILING TO YOU. MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR SPAM OR JUNK FOLDER IF YOU DO NOT SEE OUR EMAIL IN YOUR INBOX, AS IT MAY HAVE WOUND UP IN THERE.
Please provide the specific amount of assistance you need from Here to Help for your emergency. THIS ANSWER CANNOT BE MORE THAN THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT WE CAN PROVIDE FOR THE PROGRAM YOU ARE APPLYING. IF YOU DONíT RECALL THAT AMOUNT, PLEASE RE-READ THE PAGE FOR THAT PROGRAM.
What is the remaining amount you owe in addition to what you answered above. If none, answer "Zero." If the amount you owe is above our maximum amount for the program you are applying for, then please answer how this additional amount will be paid. Do not apply now if the entire amount, above our maximum, is not fully covered. Again, please answer whether you or what other organization or individual will be paying the amount above our maximum.
Please answer that you understand and accomplished the following, which has been asked of you: I have read all the requirements on the Who Can We Help? page AND the Requirements for the program I am applying for and I determined I definitely meet every requirement for assistance. I understand if I donít meet these requirements that I will not be able to re-apply in the future.
(you'll need to create an email if you donít have one so we can communicate with you further)
(If you will soon be moving, please provide the city you are moving to)
Date of Birth
Who referred you to Here to Help or how did you learn of our ability to assist?
Please list the ages of any children currently living at home with you.
Please answer fully and completely what emergency situation you are currently experiencing and how this emergency situation has occurred and prevents you from making the payment that you are seeking from Here to Help. THIS SHOULD BE AN ANSWER THAT CONTAINS MANY, MANY, MANY SENTENCES THAT ARE FULL OF INFORMATION. TELL US EVERYTHING SO WE KNOW YOUR ENTIRE SITUATION. IF YOU ANSWER WITH ONLY A FEW SENTENCES, THEN WE CAN GUARANTEE YOUR REQUEST WILL BE DENIED AS WE WONíT HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION. HELP US TO HELP YOU!
Please answer how this emergency situation is a one time occurrence and please explain your plan that will prevent this situation from occurring again. Explain how, moving forward, you will be self-sufficient and able to pay all your bills from your income. THIS SHOULD BE AN ANSWER THAT CONTAINS MANY, MANY, MANY SENTENCES THAT ARE FULL OF INFORMATION. TELL US EVERYTHING SO WE KNOW YOUR ENTIRE SITUATION. IF YOU ANSWER WITH ONLY A FEW SENTENCES, THEN WE CAN GUARANTEE YOUR REQUEST WILL BE DENIED AS WE WONíT HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION. HELP US TO HELP YOU!
As you know from reading our Who Can We Help? Page, you MUST have some form of income. Please provide the name of each source of the monthly income for you and anyone in your household AND the specific amount from each source. THIS IS FOR NET INCOME (TAKE HOME INCOME AFTER TAXES, DEDUCTIONS, GARNISHMENTS ETC). For example, wages or disability assistance or Social Security or pension etc. If you receive rent or utility assistance, please list that amount as well. Please provide the amount for each source of income for you, over the past four week period of time. Please note this is your net income (your take home income after taxes, deductions, garnishments etc.) that you receive per month from each of these sources. Again, list the source AND the amount.
If you are working, please provide the name and address of where you are working, when you began working there, how many hours you work per week and your hourly pay or annual salary. Please also answer what you do at your place of employment.
MONTHLY BILLS AND EXPENSES Please answer below the amount of your monthly bills and expenses for the following items.
Answer 0 if you do not pay for an expense as listed below. If a bill is not paid monthly but, for example, every few months (like car insurance or a water bill) then let us know the total amount usually due for this expense and how often you pay for that bill.
Rent or Mortgage
(the amount you pay "out of pocket")
Rent or Mortgage
(the amount of assistance if you are receiving any)
(amount you are able to save per month for future car repairs)
(amount that you pay per month)
Other bills & expenses (list the amount and what bill they are for)
PLEASE ANSWER ONLY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BASED ON WHICH PROGRAM YOU ARE SEEKING HELP FROM:
Roof Over Head Requests: If your rent is behind, please answer for which month or months you are behind in rent. If you are applying for security deposit or first monthís rent or other move in costs, please answer the amounts owed for each item and please answer that you have all costs covered besides what you are asking from Here to Help. If request is for back rent, please answer the current status with your landlord (Seven Day Notice received, eviction has been filed or has been ordered by a Court, conversations in recent past with landlord etc.). Please provide the following regarding your landlord: name/phone number/email (if you have that).
Furniture Requests: Please list what furniture you currently own and what you need and what happened to any prior furniture you previously owned. Please answer which requirement applies: You are coming from homelessness or are a victim of domestic violence or experienced a fire. Please answer whether you were living in a homeless shelter or domestic violence shelter at anytime, and if so, please answer the name of the shelter and the dates you were there.
Car Repair Requests: Please list all of the repairs that are required, the carís year, mileage, make and model. Please also answer when you bought the car.
Utilities Request: Please answer what was the reply you received from State Emergency Relief (SER) and from DTE (if your bill is a DTE bill). As you know from reading our requirements, you must first attempt help with SER and DTE for utilities. Also, please note the requirement that you cannot apply for help unless after our help the entire balance will be zero. Please also provide us your Account Number for the utility bill you need help with.
Used Vehicles Request: 1) Please answer how you will be able to save each month to pay for car repairs, insurance, maintenance, gas etc.
2 ) Please provide as much information to the following question as possible. This is a very important answer to help us decide if we can move forward with your request for a used vehicle.
If we provide you a car it will not last forever. Currently, you can't afford to purchase a vehicle and therefore are asking for our help. If we were to grant your car request, it may be difficult for you to save additional money towards the eventual purchase of another car if you will also be paying for car insurance and saving for car repairs. With those additional expenses, how will you be able to save and buy your own car in the future if you canít save any money at present to purchase your own vehicle? Again, be very specific and provide as much information as possible. This is a very important answer and will often determine if we can help or not. Please donít answer you will save money from you income unless you can provide specific and detailed reasons why you couldnít save in the past but will be able to in the future.
3) Please also answer how you are currently getting to work.
4) Please answer whether you currently own another vehicle that requires repairs or you have a car that you are financing and can no longer afford.
5) Please check the box below indicating that you have read the Requirements for the car program indicating you must be working 35 or more hours per week and that you have $1000.00 in savings to go along with our $3000.00 contribution to purchase a $4000.00 vehicle. And that you understand you will be required to have car insurance in place to drive off the Volunteers of America Used Car lot, where we purchase our vehicles.
I understand the information in #5 above and I have the required money right now.
As you know, Here to Help Foundation is a resource of last resort. You must have first determined help is not available elsewhere. Please answer what other agencies or organizations you have attempted to obtain help from AND what was their reply. Again, please state their reply to you after you sought their help.
Please answer that you have responded to all the above questions with as much information as possible and that you understand that your request will unfortunately have to be denied if you havenít provided all the information required or if you do not meet the requirements as listed on the Here to Help website.
Please click the "Submit Initial Application: below.
PLEASE NOTE: IF, AFTER YOU SUBMIT THE APPLICATION, YOU REMAIN ON THIS PAGE THEN YOU HAVE AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION AND YOU WILL BE SHOWN WHERE ERRORS ARE AND YOU CAN FIX AND HIT THE SUBMIT BUTTON AGAIN.
After a successful submission of the Application your screen will go to a page confirming we received your information. Again, if something was not completed correctly, you will remain on this page and be advised of errors and given a chance to correct them and submit your Application.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: WE WILL REPLY TO YOU BY EMAIL WITHIN 24-48 HOURS AFTER WE RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATION, WITH FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AS THERE WILL BE A DEADLINE FOR US TO RECEIVE YOUR ANSWERS. IF YOU DONíT SEE AN EMAIL IN YOUR INBOX CHECK YOUR SPAM OR JUNK FOLDER.
We look forward to doing all we can to assist you.