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Fax: 770-384-2612
Email: homer_fund@homedepot.com

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

To ensure prompt processing of a Direct Grant, please forward the appropriate documents. The application is not complete until we have received ALL relevant supporting documentation.

ALL applications require:

  1. FINANCIAL WORKSHEET
  2. Copies of bills for which associate is seeking assistance:
    • Past due rent/mortgage statement
    • Past due basic utilities (electric, gas, water/sewer only)
  3. Proof of qualifying event causing the financial need:
    • Doctor's note/LOA
    • Fire/police report
    • Layoff/separation notice
  4. FAX COVERSHEET FOR DIRECT GRANT

See other documentation needed below.

 

Associates seeking help with establishing a new or temporary residence, submit the following:

NEW LANDLORD STATEMENT

TEMPORARY HOTEL STATEMENT

COPY OF EXISTING LEASE WITH CURRENT LANDLORD (if still residing in residence)
 

Other documentation may be required to complete the application.

  • Associates seeking help with establishing a new or temporary residence need to submit the New Landlord Statement. This document applies to associates requesting assistance with moving costs into a new rental residence OR with a temporary hotel stay.
    • This document applies to associates requesting assistance with moving costs into a new rental residence OR with a temporary hotel stay due to a qualifying event.
  • Associates seeking help with past due rent, mortgage or basic utilities are REQUIRED to submit copies of these past due bills.
    • ORIGINAL documents are required whenever possible.
  • Illness or injury – Associates seeking assistance based on an illness or injury are REQUIRED to provide documentation of the medical circumstance. This can be documented in the following ways:
    • If an associate has successfully completed and submitted a Medical LOA form or FMLA form to HRSC, than The Homer Fund should be able to see that documentation through Human Resources records.
    • If an associate DID NOT successfully complete and submit a Medical LOA form or FMLA form to HRSC, then documentation of the dates the associate was unable to work must be provided through a doctor’s note, or proof of the medical expenses paid must be provided through a PAID medical receipts (NOT medical bills), or documentation of UNPAID time off from work due to medical reasons
      • PLEASE NOTE that The Homer Fund DOES NOT require information on diagnosis. We simply need to know that the associate is unable to work during a particular time frame as a result of their doctor's instruction.
  • Death – Associates seeking help with funeral expenses are REQUIRED to submit a copy of the itemized funeral expense statement.
    • Associates seeking help with transportation costs to travel to a funeral of a parent, child or sibling MUST PROVIDE proof of the death of their relative (death certificate, obituary), as well as proof of the cost of transportation to/from the funeral.
  • Natural disaster – Associates seeking help due to a natural disaster are REQUIRED to submit proof of the natural disaster (i.e., insurance report, insurance documents).
    • If the associate is seeking help with repairs, the associate MUST PROVIDE proof of the amount needed to make repairs (i.e., contractor quote) and insurance decision (i.e., amount awarded by insurance, or denial of coverage)
  • Fire – Associates seeking help due to a fire are REQUIRED to submit a fire report or insurance documents supporting the incident.
    • If the associate is seeking help with repairs, the associate MUST PROVIDE proof of the amount needed to make repairs (i.e., contractor quote) and insurance decision (i.e., amount awarded by insurance, or denial of coverage)
    • If the associate is seeking help with paying the deductible, the associate MUST PROVIDE proof of the amount of the deductible (i.e., letter from insurance company, current insurance declaration page)
  • Unemployment – Associates seeking help due to unemployment are REQUIRED to submit a copy of their separation notice or paperwork from the unemployment office noting the cause of unemployment and date the separation occurred.
  • Uninhabitable or condemned housing – Associates requesting assistance due to uninhabitable or condemned housing are REQUIRED to submit an inspection report, or other documentation showing how the home is uninhabitable.
  • Unforeseen sale of foreclosure or a leased property – Associates requesting assistance as a result of the sale or foreclosure on their RENTED residence are REQUIRED to submit proof of the sale or foreclosure. This can be documented through the following:
    • Foreclosure notice from the landlord or owner of the rented property
    • Documentation showing the property is for sale
      • PLEASE NOTE that this circumstance applies to leased properties ONLY. If an associate provides a foreclosure notice on a property that they own, they still need to provide documentation of the circumstance that has caused their inability to pay their mortgage and an application should be sent in under the qualifying circumstance.
  • Homelessness – This circumstance applies ONLY to associates that are currently homeless and without physical shelter of any sort (living in their car or a homeless shelter). Associates requesting assistance with the moving costs into a new rental property OR a temporary hotel stay are REQUIRED to submit proof of true homelessness. This can be documented through the following:
    • Letter from the homeless shelter in which the associate is currently residing
    • Letter from the associate verified by sponsoring managers that clearly states where the associate is currently staying and the situation leading up to the current homeless situation.
      • PLEASE NOTE that an associate may only qualify for either assistance with move in costs at a new residence OR a temporary hotel stay, not both