Suffering from Financial Hardship?


Hard times happen!

If you are suffering from a financial hardship, there are resources out there to assist you.  Stanislaus County has many different agencies that are there to help you during financial hardships from needing emergency rent assistance, emergency housing/shelter, if you are low income and even programs for single parents. 

Here are some quick references:

  • The Stanislaus County Housing Authority provides low income families with help paying rent as well as safe and sanitary housing. They also manage a Minor Home Repair Program. They can be reached at 557-2000
  • Community Housing & Shelter Services (527-0444) offers qualified individuals with rental assistance, temporary shelter, and housing counseling for families in a crisis or emergency situation
  • Central Valley Opportunity Center provides emergency housing and rental assistance to families with paying their rent and/or emergency shelter. Call 537-9217, or find more details on Central Valley Opportunity Center programs.
  • Stanislaus Community Assistance Project – This agency runs the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program. The HPRP program provides limited cash grants and funding, short-term financial assistance (rent, security deposit or utility bill assistance, moving costs) for those who have lost housing, are facing an eviction or who are at risk of losing housing. Modesto California. (209) 572-2437
  • Salvation Army Turlock Corps Community Center – Serves the emergency needs of the low income and struggling in the community through a variety of assistance programs including TID Utility Assistance, Low Income Tax Preparation Assistance (VITA), EACH Utility Assistance, Rent Help, Emergency Food Baskets, as well as Referral and Information Assistance. 893 Lander Avenue, Turlock, California 95380, phone (209) 667-609
  • Sacred Heart Church offers emergency assistance for paying rent and/or utility bills. Additional services can include food, clothing, and more to the low income and suffering. They also partner with the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul charity organization in Stanislaus. 529 I Street, Patterson, California, 95363, dial 209-892-9321.
  • Family Promise Of Greater Modesto offers food, meals, shelter, and housing to people facing eviction and the homeless. Case managers will help place people into new housing and gain stability. A number of local churches are part of this charity, and they offer various services to families in poverty. 2301 Woodland Avenue, Modesto, California, 95358. Call 888-955-6455, or more on Modesto Family Promise programs.
  • Single Parents Alliance of America. SPAOA is comprised of information, benefits, and savings for single parents across the United States, and is dedicated to the purpose of supplying information about financial planning, advice, articles, information, and other services that may be useful and beneficial to single parents. On behalf of its members, SPAOA aims to bring information about specialized benefits including but not limited to life benefits, medical benefits, discount membership benefits for important items such as groceries and clothing, as well as further education financial benefits. SPAOA is a unique forum for information and resources for single parents across America, as well as a place for members to interact and provide support and advice to each other throughout the site itself. SPAOA is a way for single parents to connect with one another, and to find information that may support and foster positivity.  Single Parents Alliance of America: Membership for SPAOA is 100% free and confidential. Your SPAOA membership identifies you throughout our network of affiliates and businesses. Members automatically qualify for benefits for you and your family including medical discounts up to and over 50%, plus many other exclusive membership privileges. SPAOA also provides additional third party benefits and advertisements that other members have found to be useful. This may include scholarships for school, gift card drawings, coupons, discount cards, life insurance discounts, and more. All of these benefits are made available to you as a member of SPAOA and are completely voluntary for you to accept at your own discretion.


Renting…What are my rights?

Are you unclear of your rights as a Tenant? Need help?

Whether you’re renting for the first time, or you are a returning renter, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is where you’re going to live.

Like other important decisions, the more information you have, the better choice you can make. That’s why the California Apartment Association has prepared this  Renting User Manual.  We want to make sure your experience as a renter is  hassle-free.  We value our residents and want to make sure that you are aware of your California Apartment Associationrights prior to entering into a rental agreement.  The manual below has been created by the California Apartment Association.  The California Apartment Association is a great resource for Owners and Tenants.  CAA is a strong advocate for Property Owners, Managers and Tenants.  They are the only organization in the Multi-Family housing industry with a Code of Ethics  that their members sign up for and have a  Resident Bill of Rights.  Stanislaus Property Management is a proud member of the CAA.





One roommate pays on time, the other doesn’t

May 18, 2016

Question: I have a two-bedroom apartment rented to two roommates. One roommate always pays the rent on time. The other roommate is habitually late. Can I do an eviction based on a partial payment even though the month is not over?

Ted Kimball Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP

Ted Kimball
Kimball, Tirey & St. John LLP

Answer: Both tenants are responsible for the entire amount of the rent so long as they are on the same rental agreement/lease. You should serve a three-day notice to pay rent or quit for the balance of the rent and name both roommates. If they do not comply, commence an unlawful detainer action naming both.