Give WNY residents the "Renter's" Edge!!

A fundraising campaign for Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, Inc

Renter's Edge is an innovative and interactive workshop that focuses on increasing one's housing knowledge and life-building skills

Help us to give local residents the “Renter’s” Edge

Too often, renters are overlooked when it comes to providing valuable education on how to navigate the rental process from start to finish.  Recognizing this as an important need, we created a unique program known as our “Renter’s Edge” program.

The free program consists of a series of two, highly interactive workshops custom-tailored to meet the needs of Section 8 rental assistance recipients, young adults aging out of foster care, immigrants and refugees, as well as the general public.


Useful tips for renters including building your "Renter's Resume," avoiding rental scams, creating a realistic spending plan, apartment 'red flags', life as a tenant, and fair housing rights.


In 2015, we were able to provide 8 Renter's Edge workshops throughout the WNY community. We proudly graduated 163 residents! This year, we are hoping to increase that number to 200! 

Geraldine, a recent Renter's Edge graduate had this to say about the program:


"My family and I were living in unsafe housing. My daughter has sickle disease and had an elevated lead level. During the Renter's Edge I learned about tenant rights, how to call a landlord and how to find a safer unit. It gave me the edge we needed to find housing-the rest has been smooth sailing; my daughter is healthier and soon after I found a job"
-Geraldine A


Your support will help us to provide this valuable program to WNY residents who need it most!


Every $50 raised will sponsor costs for one WNY resident to graduate the Renter's Edge program.
 
Our 2016 Spring It On goal is $1,000 which will allow us to reach 20 additional WNY renters in need!



Thank you for your support!



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About the Organization

Belmont Housing Resources for WNY, Inc

Founded in 1977, Belmont Housing Resources for WNY is now the leading advocate for quality affordable housing in Western New York, providing services to over 13,000 households annually.

Our many programs and services support the families across Western New York who need it most. We not only administer rental assistance programs, we also offer a variety of housing-related programs and services promoting home ownership and asset building, educating renters and landlords, improving existing housing stock, developing and managing affordable housing, and creating safe and healthy communities.

We believe that decent, affordable housing is essential to individual well-being. Studies have shown that stable, affordable housing positively affects a family’s health and ability to achieve educational and employment goals.

We strive to carry out our mission, which is to expand affordable housing opportunities in Western New York, and share a vision of the positive impact our organization can have on the community.