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The Chocolate MINT Foundation

City of Desoto Residential Financial Assistance Program
CLOSED  Deadline  12/31/2023
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Description  [hide this]

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The Chocolate MINT Foundation - City of Desoto RESIDENTIAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.   All documentation submitted is kept strictly confidential.  Submitting an application does NOT guarantee eligibility or funding. Only COMPLETED applications meeting ALL eligibility requirements, and supported by required documentation will be considered for funding.  Incomplete applications will NOT be considered for funding.  Funds are reserved once eligibilty is established, complete supporting documentation has been submitted and verified, and a funding decision has been made. 

Promptly responding to questions and supplying requested documents, will expedite your application. 

Requirements  [hide this]

The following requirements apply City of Desoto Residential Financial Assistance programs and your supporting documentation must be uploaded in the 'Documents' tab: 

  1. Applicants must be a resident of the City of DeSoto
  2. Households must show they have been directly financially impacted by COVID-19. 
  3. Each adult in the household (18 yrs and over) must submit proof of income documentation - paystubs etc. - upload on 'Documents' tab.  Those who cannot, must submit a signed Letter of Explanation located in the 'Documents' tab.  
  4. All adult members of the household (18 yrs and over) must submit proof of income BEFORE (pre-March 1, 2020) & AFTER (post-March 16, 2020) being financially impacted by COVID-19. This includes complete pay stubs, Social Security/SSI, Pension, Unemployment benefits, Retirement, Disability, etc.  Those who cannot provide documentation of income, must submit a signed Letter of Explanation, located in the 'Documents' tab.
  5. Self-Employed applicants must provide documentation to show the difference of income before and after being finally impacted by COVID-19.  Documentation of required business closing and pre-post COVID banking account statements fulfill this requirement.
  6. Proof of current enrollment for household adults (18 yrs and over) who are full time High School or College students must be submitted.  Does not apply to the Head of Household.   
  7. If applying for Utility Assistance, applicants must submit the utility bill(s) for the month(s) assistance is being requested.  
  8. Rental assistance, applicants must submit their lease agreement and ledger from leasing office for the month(s) assistance is being requested. 

Restrictions  [hide this]

The following restrictions apply to City of Desoto Residential Financial  Asssitance Program"

  1. Assistance is available City of DeSoto Residents only
  2. Assistance for late fees will not be included.
  3. Depending on eligibility,  water utility assistance may be provided for up to six (6) months.  Only the amount of your utility bills, up to $1,000, will be provided.  
  4. Depending on eligibility, rental assistance may be provided for up to six (6) months. Only the amount of your monthly rent, up to $1,500.00 per month will be provide.  
  5. Utility payments will be made directly to the City of DeSoto Water Utility Department to be credited to the account indicated in the application.  Payments will not be made to the applicant.  
  6. Rental payments will be made directly to the landlord to be credited tot he address indicated in the application. Payments will not be made to the applicant.
  7. Assistance is not available to residents of public housing or Section 8 voucher holders.
  8. Assistance is not available to families living in units owned by immediate family members. Immediate family ties include (whether by blood, marriage or adoption) the spouse, parent (including a stepparent), child (including a stepchild), brother, sister (including a stepbrother or stepsister), grandparent, grandchild, and inlaws.

Forms Library  [hide this]
Description File Name Date Uploaded File Type
Self Employment Declaration Form Income-DeclarationofSelf-EmploymentIncome.pdf 3/3/2021 7:42:53 AM PDF
W9 Form to be completed by landlord W-9.pdf 7/14/2021 10:17:54 AM PDF
TERAP Landlord Application TERAP-LandlordFormCert.doc 7/14/2021 10:20:05 AM DOC
TERAP Tenant Certification TERAP-Tenant-Cert1.docx 7/14/2021 10:21:15 AM DOCX
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