SAINT MARK'S THRESHOLD FUND
What is the Threshold Fund?
The Saint Mark's Cathedral Threshold Fund is an initiative of Saint Mark's Homeless Advocacy Ministry, which helps individuals and families experiencing homelessness by providing financial assistance with rental deposits and move-in costs, lowering the financial barrier to safe, permanent housing. You can give to the fund here.
Saint Mark’s Threshold Fund Details:
- This fund provides qualified recipients with first and last month’s rent and security deposit— half as an outright gift, half as a loan to be repaid when they are able.
- The average subsidy in each case is approximately $1600.
- We are partnering with Catholic Community Services (CCS) to administer the program, which includes case management to ensure those in need obtain the support services from which they will benefit.
- We pay a small fee to CCS to provide this service on our behalf, ensuring that we have professional staff vetting each case.
Threshold Fund Report—2023
Threshold Fund Report—2022
Threshold Fund Report—2021
Threshold Fund Report—2020
In 2020, Saint Mark's Threshold Fund helped move 13 individuals to move out of homelessness into a safe secure home by providing the security deposit, first month’s rent, and application fees.
Threshold Fund Report—2019
Since launching the program in March 2019, 14 households (30 individuals in all) have received assistance totaling more than $17,300. The average assistance was $1,237.