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PRESENTATION PARTNERS IN HOUSING (PPiH)

Presentation Partners in Housing

Presentation Partners in Housing (PPiH) is a ministry sponsored by the US Province of the Sisters of the Presentation to assist people who are homeless or threatened by homelessness and who in spite of their personal efforts are struggling to meet their basic needs.

Presentation Partners in Housing governing board is composed of Presentation Sisters and men and women from the Fargo-Moorhead and West Fargo communities including representatives of the population served.   The volunteer board makes policy, defines goals and objectives, approves the annual budget, evaluates the Executive Director and makes recommendations to the corporate members of PPiH.

Presentation Partners in Housing is administered by an Executive Director with the assistance of office staff and volunteers.

Presentation Sisters provide financial support for administration of the program. Assistance for clients is funded by grants and donations.

Goals: 

  1. To prevent people from entering more deeply into the crisis of homelessness by helping them with financial assistance, providing support, and budgeting help while they move back to self-sufficiency.

  2. To collaborate with other agencies and programs offering supportive and emergency services.


Objectives:

  1. To assist homeless people in getting established in a residence.  Assist with deposit and first month’s rent.

  2. To help people retain their present dwelling and avoid the added costs and stress of moving and getting re-established.  Assist with rent/mortgage payments.

  3. To address other daily living needs such as food referrals, heat, water and lights.  To assist with food pantry referrals and utility shut-offs/disconnections.  To provide need supplies such as diapers.

  4. To offer people coming for emergency assistance the opportunity to develop short and long term goals.

  5. To meet with partnering families/individuals as needed to review budgets, needs, and progress toward goals.



Eligibility Requirements:

  • Families with children (who reside in the household, are in school, custody is held by the parent, and are under the age of 20) who are homeless or threatened with homelessness

  • People who have a temporary medical condition preventing them from working, those who are approved for Social Security Disability but are not yet receiving income or those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness.


Expenses Supported:

  • Security Deposits 
  • Rent/Mortgage Payments
    To help a household get established
    To prevent eviction
    To enable a household to move to less expensive housing
  • Utilities
    To prevent heat, light or water disconnections


Documentation Requirements:

  • Proof of income for the last (4) weeks, which includes, but is not limited to employment, unemployment, child support, county cash assistance, social security, student loan overage, etc.
  • Picture identification and Social Security Card
  • Children’s Social Security Cards
  • Verification letters for all County assistance
  • Lease if for rent
  • Utility bill if for heat, water or lights
  • Documentation/verification from other funding sources
  • Any other pertinent information to support the need


Paperwork Requirements:

  • Application
  • Budget
  • Release of Information


Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Appointments only, please call 701-235-6861 to schedule
  • Assistance is provided only to those living in Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota

 

Presentation Partners in Housing

The Presentation Partners in Housing Office is located at 1101 32nd Ave. South in Fargo, North Dakota