- Provides emergency cash assistance to families who need help paying an eviction notice, emergency fuel/heating shortage.
- Must have at least one related child under 21 living in the household.
- Must provide proof household can maintain on-going monthly rent and utilities.
- Available to a household only once in a 24-month period.
Food Pantry and Emergency Shelter – Presbyterian Church of Easton
Habitat for Humanity Choptank, an affiliate of “Habitat International“, is a nonprofit organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.
Through financial coaching, education and support, and access to affordable financing, Habitat Choptank provides an opportunity for individuals and families in our communities to purchase a quality construction, energy efficient, affordable home. Home ownership with Habitat Choptank creates a solid foundation for our hardworking neighbors to build their lives on.
Through Habitat Choptank, lives are changed, neighborhoods are revitalized, our community property tax revenue is enhanced, and we keep a solid workforce in our area.
Main Street Housing, Inc. is a nationally recognized and award-winning non-profit housing development organization in Maryland. We develop and manage quality, affordable, independent housing for individuals and families living with psychiatric disabilities. Visit our website for an application and qualification guidelines.
Maryland Energy Assistance Program (MEAP) – Neighborhood Service Center
Ridgeway House - enables NSC to work with customers on a more intimate basis. Currently, this program allows shelter staff to provide case management and life skills training and to network with community partners to help move the homeless population toward self-sufficiency. Staff is available to help residents with their job and housing search as well as budgeting, resume building and basic computer skills. The Ridgeway House Shelter can house up to six adults (3 females and 3 males) for 30 days. Stays may be extended for residents who are close to achieving self-sufficiency.
Talbot Interfaith Shelter (TIS) provides safe shelter, nutritious meals, and compassionate support to families and individuals in the Mid-Shore region who are homeless or on the brink of homelessness. TIS also provides transitional housing to our guests who are ready and able to move toward self-sufficiency. Talbot Interfaith Shelter is alcohol and drug-free. TIS is also committed to raising awareness of the issues of homelessness in the Mid-Shore's rural setting.
Webb’s Hope is Neighborhood Service Center’s low-income rental property at 36 West Street in Easton. It was named after a generous donor, Gregory Webb.
The Neighborhood Service Center is fully occupied providing safe and affordable housing for residents who are on fixed incomes and in need of more permanent housing. According to Marilyn Neal, Executive Director of the Neighborhood Service Center, “The new rental property will enable us to put 23 of these people in affordable housing and get them away from ‘couch surfing’ and wondering where they will spend their next night.”
People on the waiting list for this property must have a fixed income of at least $750. Rental units will be income based and offered on a sliding scale starting at $320. The goal is to provide stable housing and enable residents to eventually move toward self-sufficiency and successful lives.