Please note, this page is a resource page which exists so that St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County Vincentians can have a centralized place to download and access the documents they use to help their neighbors in need.
The forms below are only accepted if filled out by an SVdP Member.
This section is not for those looking for assistance. If you need help click HERE to find the closest SVdP conference to you.
You can also call 211 and they will give you the names of organizations that can help you.
Conference Presidents and Members: Here are guidelines that were presented at the Sept 2022 District Council Meeting.
a) What local resources are available
i) Parish Conference
ii) Twinning with other conferences
iii) Other Ministries in your parish
b) What County Resources are available for Housing? (This is the order in which you should apply for assistance)
Shelter Inc. (925) 338-1038
Seasons of Sharing
3. Catholic Charities (you can use Hope Conference application!) (510) 768-3100
c) As a resource of last resort, please apply to the Hope Conference for housing.
Below you will find applications separated by the fund or organization to which they should be submitted. For rental or deposit aid. This page does not include PG&E. That is a separate page.
On 12-20-22 Shelter Inc notified us that they have run out of money for regular eviction prevention cases.
Many of our neighbors in need that are somewhat computer savvy will be able to do this on their own without our help. Some may need help in uploading documents. Some may need a lot of help.
On 10/4/22 Shelter Inc. said that they are striving for 3-5 week turnaround on applications. However because they just switched to a new computer interface they are not there. They will probably not answer the phone right away, but will try to return calls within 24 hours. They get funding from many different sources and every source has a different requirement. Sometimes they can help residents of one city, but can’t help someone who lives a couple blocks away because they are in a different city. For Covid money the person does not have to be sustainable. For non Covid they have to be sustainable.
Click hereto see the one hour presentation that they gave to SVdP in Oct 22 on how to apply for help with there web based system.
Great news! Seasons of Sharing is extending their modified eligibility requirements that were set to expire on March 31, 2022, to now expire on December 31, 2022. This also allows for those who received COVID-related assistance prior to September 1, 2021, to receive assistance a second time through December 31, 2022.
As a reminder, here are the modifications:
If an applicant’s need is related to COVID-19 and they had already received COVID related assistance prior to September 1, 2021, they are eligible to receive Season of Sharing Fund assistance a second time through December 31, 2022.
If applicants have received assistance once in the five years before March 2020, they may be eligible to receive assistance again during the period that the Season of Sharing Fund’s COVID-19 criteria are in effect.
Rent/mortgage does not have to be delinquent — eligible applicants who have been affected directly or indirectly by COVID-19 can apply for Season of Sharing Fund assistance with rent/mortgage for the months going forward.
Requirement for sustainability going forward is waived for those who lost their source of income due to COVID-19 — eligible applicants who lost their job, lost work, or lost their source of income can be eligible for Season of Sharing Fund assistance.
Assistance of up to $5,000 may be provided to applicants regardless of the number of months of rent/mortgage the assistance will provide. For those applying for COVID-related assistance a second time, they are eligible for another $5,000 in assistance.
W9 is needed from all the landlords
In July 2022 SoS would pay a maximum of $5,000 in back rent only if the family was sustainable. SoS refers a lot of people to local conferences, but they do not vet them on whether they are eligible for funding.
Contact Vincentian Services if you need to contact SoS due to a tight timeline or have some other issue that needs to be resolved.
EMAIL APPLICATION TO: email@example.com
Conferences need to submit complete, readable applications and supporting documentation. Please avoid submitting JPEGs – they are often unreadable. Please submit scanned documents (PDF) whenever possible. Many smart phones have scanning capability built in.
You will receive an email confirmation when your complete, readable application with supporting documentation has been received. If the application is unreadable and/or incomplete, it will be returned.
Understand the submission dates: the Hope Conference meets every other week to review the cases submitted by Wednesday of the previous week. Our calendar of meetings and submission deadlines can be found on the SVDP-CC website.
Please understand that submission is not a guarantee of funding. Hope Conference funding takes place only after a review of each case and if there are funds available.
The IRS requires that if a conference makes a rent payment to an individual landlord in the amount of $600 or more the District Council must issue the IRS a 1099 form by January 31 of the following calendar year. If Hope, Seasons of Sharing or Catholic Charities issues the check, then the conference does not have to do anything. These documents instruct the conference on how to pass on the correct paperwork so that the DC can file form 1099.