Several states and more and more local organizations and even non-profits provide money for renters with grants or loans that can be used for security deposits. Programs constantly come and go but the state of Delaware has provided grants to nonprofit agencies to administer 2 security deposit programs. Two counties in Florida provide grants to cover deposits for people at certain incomes, and New Hampshire guarantees landlords the full amount so the renter can make payments on a security deposit. This information was collected from NLIHC, 1012 Fourteenth Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20005, 202/662-1530. To locate available programs in your area contact your state housing office or social services office, or your local reference librarian who can assist you in finding other organizations who might provide this assistance.
Maryland residents which provide public service in state or local government or nonprofit agencies in Maryland may receive up to $7,500 per year of loan forgiveness. You must have graduated from a college in Maryland or from a law school. You must be employed full-time in state or local government or in a nonprofit organization in Maryland and your employer must help low-income, underserved residents or underserved areas in the state. Your gross salary cannot exceed $50,000 and, if married, your combined salaries cannot exceed $110,000. Contact The Maryland Higher Education Commission, Office of Student Financial Assistance, 839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400, Annapolis, MD 21401; 410-260-4546, 800-974-1024; Continue reading