To be eligible for RAFT:
- A family must be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
- The household must be income eligible using the following guideline:
- Not less than 50 percent of the funding will be available for families with an income at or below 30% of Area Media Income (AMI), and a maximum of 50 percent for families between 30-50% AMI.
- Meet the basic criteria of an assessment targeting tool (RAFT Screen) developed by DHCD.
- The RAFT eligibility process will consider the reasons for which someone is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, including:
- loss of income
- and increased expenses for those with incomes between 30 and 50 percent of AMI
- A family must show that RAFT assistance will stabilize the current housing situation. This means a household must have enough income after receiving RAFT to be able to stay in their current housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid homelessness.