The State Organization Index provides an alphabetical listing of government organizations, including commissions, departments, and bureaus.
Top-requested sites to log in to services provided by the state
RAFT offers flexible financial assistance designed to meet each family’s particular needs. Eligible uses include moving cost assistance, rent and utility arrears, rental stipends or utility bills. RAFT also helps families who must move but do not have enough money to pay a security deposit, utility startup costs, or first/last month’s rent, and furniture (no more than $1000 of the family’s can be paid for furniture). Families cannot get more than $4000 within a 12-month period.
To be eligible for RAFT:
Completing a Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) Intake Assessment is the first step to accessing RAFT. Any family can walk into or call the HCEC/Resource Center to complete the Intake Assessment form. Agencies do not require an in-person appointment to complete an intake assessment, but will be available if a family requires in -person assistance to complete it.
When you apply, you will need:
Additionally, you may need:
Families should be informed that there may be up to a couple of weeks delay in arranging an appointment and/or reviewing an intake depending on the volume of families seeking assistance.
After the family has completed the HCEC Intake Assessment HCEC staff will review it to determine individual needs and resources.
The RAFT screen has three parts:
Part I and Part II do not have points attached to the questions, whereas Part III does. A family must be eligible through all parts of the Screen (I, II, and III) in order to qualify for RAFT. If a family does not meet any criteria in Part I or Part II they will not need to complete Part III. DHCD anticipates that most families referred to RAFT will pass Parts I and II, but that some families will not be prioritized/ determined eligible for RAFT based on Part III.