Residential Services

Housing Case Management

The Housing Case Management Program addresses the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS who face homelessness, the threat of homelessness, poorly coordinated care for their disease and/or related conditions. The program assists clients in locating, acquiring, financing and maintaining affordable and appropriate housing. Services include formulating housing plans, assisting clients in applying for housing assistance and moving into housing, educating clients about tenant rights and responsibilities, and acting as an ongoing liaison between clients, property owners and case managers.

For more information, please contact us at cms@apla.org.

Energy Management Assistance

The Energy Management Assistance Program (EMA) from Southern California Edison provides services and measures such as refrigerators, cooling systems and light bulbs that are designed to help low-income individuals conserve energy and reduce their eletricity costs. SCE pays all the cost of purchasing and installing the measures, which are free to eligible customers.

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Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Assistance Type
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides a direct payment to an eligible client’s utility bill to help offset the cost of heating or cooling their home.
  • Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) provides assistance to low-income households that are in a crisis situation. Examples include a household that has received a 24- or 48-hour disconnect notice or service termination by their utility company or an energy-related crisis if life-threatening emergency exists in the applicant’s household.

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides financial assistance to eligible households to offset the costs of heating and/or cooling dwellings. For more information, call 866.675.6623 or visit their Web site.

State of California Franchise Tax Board

Homeowner Assistance Program

This program allows a payment one time each year from the State of California to qualified individuals based on part of the property taxes assessed and paid on their homes. For the 2008 claim year, the maximum amount of assistance that an eligible homeowner may receive is $472.60, which is 139 percent of the property taxes paid of the first $34,000 of full value of the home (139% x $340.00). You may be eligible to file a 2008 claim if you are a United States citizen, designated alien or qualified alien when you file your claim and you met the following criteria on December 31, 2007:

  • You are 62 years of age or older, blind or disabled.
  • You own and live in your own home.
  • You have a total household income of $44,096 or less.
Renter Assistance Program

This program allows a payment one time each year from the State of California to qualified individuals based on part of the property taxes that they paid indirectly when they paid their rent. The maximum amount of assistance that a claimant may receive is 139 percent of $250.00, the statutory property tax equivalent (139% x $250.00), which is $347.50. You may be eligible to file a 2008 claim for Renter Assistance if you are a United States citizen, designated alien or qualified alien when you file your claim and you met the following criteria on December 31, 2007:

  • You are 62 years of age or older, blind or disabled.
  • You live in a qualified rented residence in California.
  • You paid $50.00 or more per month in rent on that residence.
  • You had a total household income of $44,096, or less.

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) answers questions and provides general assistance over the phone. Interested persons can call 800-868-4171. The phone line features an automated service where claimants can order HRA forms, hear answers to frequently asked questions, and check on the status of their current year claim. Eligible individuals can also get the claim form from the FTB's Web site.