Funding for Home Improvement & Emergencies

Local Resources for First Time Home Buyers & Home Improvement Financing

Each local community may also have useful information.  Start with this list of contacts for the towns and villages in Onondaga County.

Help with Emergency Food, Housing Costs, Medical Bills or Personal Debt
Local Agencies

Onondaga County Helpline is a free resource that provides human services information and referrals to the citizens of our local community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Helpline is also available by phone at 315-435-8300.   

Recommended Websites 


National Resource Directory
Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them. 
The official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs. Loan information is listed at

2-1-1 Information and Referral Search 
Important community services andvolunteer opportunities

Catholic Charities 
May provide some emergency services


Home Save Program (NACA) 
Helps homeowners who have unaffordable mortgages. 
Includes information about the Mortgage Foreclosure, Mortgage Forgiveness and Debt Relief Act of 2007 and the Housing Assistance with Rent Payment programs.


Foundation for Health Care Coverage Education 
Assists consumers in efforts to locate and access health care coverage

Find A Health Center 
A searchable listing of health centers that provide health and dental care to people of all ages, whether or not they have health insurance or the money to pay for health care.

National Free Clinic Directory
Searchable listing of free clinics