MONTHLY URGENT APPEAL FUND

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  • Amount $3,454.00
  • Target $10,100.00
  • Backer 24

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Your generosity makes a difference! You have helped 27 families avoid eviction in just the first two months of this year.

A good sister and her young daughter who were facing homelessness after an extended illness left them unable to pay the rent, did not have to go to the shelter.

 A working brother who was short on his rent because he had to seek emergency medical care for his young son, was able to keep his family in the home.

 A refugee sister who is all alone, with no family to help support her, was able to secure an apartment.

These are real cases.

Real people in a moment of need.

Real families that you have helped to stay together in safe housing.

This month we have 19 families with urgent needs totaling $10,100.

You can read the details of these cases below. If your heart is moved by one of these good brothers or sisters in need, please click to support them and their families. Any amount helps.

May Allah bless you for your generosity.

    1. This newly arrived sister has been living in a shelter with her two young children after she was hospitalized from a violent injury, and unable to work. DAH has collaborated with her caseworker and other service providers in the area to help stabilize her situation.  Now, she is need of an apartment near public transportation that will allow her to secure a steady job and provide for her family.  She is a first-time applicant requesting assistance for the rental deposit.

    Amount Requested: $1,000

    1. This sister is disabled and unable to contribute to the family income, making her husband the sole provider of the family. Like so many, his work hours were cut during the recent shut-down, and he has been able to work just three days a week, with no benefits.  The couple was only able to pay a portion of their rent from their savings, and they are asking for assistance until his hours are restored, as has been promised.

    Amount Requested: $300

    1. This working brother had never been late on a rental payment, but he became ill, and was forced to take unpaid time off for more than a week, which has left him short. He has never requested assistance before, but is asking for a small amount this month to help bridge his family though this difficult time.

    Amount Requested: $300

    1. This good brother has a degree and experience working in IT in his home country, but a problem with his vision has kept him from taking the exam needed to obtain his IT license here. He has been working part-time while seeking treatment for his vision, but like many, his hours were cut recently.  He is requesting rental assistance to help him keep his family in their home until he is able to find a more secure job.

    Amount Requested: $300

     

    1. An unexpected family medical emergency forced this working sister to take time off from work without pay recently. She fell behind with her bills, and is asking for a small amount of rental assistance to help stabilize the family’s situation.

    Amount Requested: $400

    1. This recently disabled brother receives only a small SSI benefit each month, leaving his wife to cover the household expenses from her modest salary. He is asking for rental assistance while the family reworks the household budget to manage on their modified income.

    Amount Requested: $500

    1. This sister had been working in a part-time job, and covering her household expenses until her hours were cut recently, and she fell behind. She has been using the additional time off to search for another pert-time job, and is asking for rental assistance until her second income kicks in, and she is able to catch up on her bills.

    Amount Requested: $400

    1. This single mother is the only caregiver of her disabled daughter, and three other children. She is seeking child support from the father, and is seeking this one-time rental assistance to help until the situation is settled.

    Amount Requested: $500 

    1. This good brother was working two jobs to support his family. When he lost one of the jobs recently, he had to take a loan to make ends meet. The loan repayment has stressed the family’s finances, but is nearly paid off.  He is requesting rental assistance to help bridge this last month of the loan payment.

    Amount Requested: $200

    1. This brother had to take a training program and exam in order to advance in his job. The promotion will mean a better income, but he is short this month from the expense of the course and exam, and is requesting a small amount of rental assistance.

    Amount Requested: $300

    1. This newly arrived brother has cobbled together part-time jobs to support his family, but, like so many, his hours were cut back during the shutdown, and now he is struggling. He has never requested assistance until now, but is asking for a small amount of rental assistance while he works on finding more stable employment.

    Amount Requested: $200

    1. This family of seven is struggling to cover their household expenses. The father is seeking a better paying job, but has found it difficult as many small businesses in the area continue to recover from the shutdown. He is requesting assistance with the rent until his employment stabilizes.

    Amount Requested: $200

    1. This brother was able to start working and move off of TANF, but, like so many, his food stamps were recently cut, and he has had to use some of his rent money to feed his family. He is asking for a one-time small amount of rental assistance for this month while he registers for the food bank.

    Amount Requested: $400

    1. This working brother was already struggling to keep up after his work hours were cut, when he became ill and had to take an unpaid leave. He is a first-time applicant asking for assistance with his rent until he catches up from these difficult weeks.

    Amount Requested: $1,000

    1. This motivated sister is a single mother and sole provider for her two toddlers. She is working only part-time as a health aide, while also pursuing her nursing degree. She has been actively seeking a full-time job instead, but has fallen behind on her expenses in the meantime. We have been working with her caseworker to assist this good sister and Alhamdullilah, her situation is improving. She is a first-time applicant in need of rental assistance to help her and her little ones stay in their apartment during this transition.

    Amount Requested: $300 

    1. This brother has been looking for a work after having lost his job recently. He has fallen behind with his monthly expenses, and is asking for assistance to help him keep his wife and newborn in their home until he can secure another job.

    Amount Requested: $400

    1. This dear brother has been active in work and community, but he recently suffered a stroke, leaving him disabled and out of work for some time. Now, after extending his hand to help so many, he is in need. He is requesting assistance with his rent and utilities.

    Amount Requested: $1,400

    1. This struggling sister has been battling cancer and was surviving on her modest SSI benefit and housing subsidy, which have recently been stopped without explanation. She has been unable to work during her difficult treatments, which has caused her to fall behind on her rent, and she is now facing eviction. We are helping her to appeal the withdrawal of her benefits, and working with other masjids in the area to help support this sister through her recovery.  She is in need of rental assistance until her health and situation stabilize.

    Amount Requested: $1,000 

    1. This poor brother has escaped violence, and is staying with a friend until he can find an apartment and get his life settled. He has battled mental health issues, which have made it difficult for him to find steady employment until recently. He is a first-time applicant requesting a small amount of rental assistance to help him secure an apartment and move forward.

    Amount Requested: $1,000