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TAILWINDS RENTAL ASSISTANCE

We are dedicated to helping keep people and their pets together by reducing barriers to pet-inclusive housing.  

We provide monetary move-in assistance, primarily by covering pet deposits and pet fees, to housing-insecure pet owners seeking rental housing.

why we do what we do

Decrease pet-surrenders  - renters who cannot find affordable pet-inclusive housing are often left with no choice but to surrender their pet to a shelter. We assist pet shelters and rescues decrease pet-surrenders by covering pet-related move-in fees and deposits.

Facilitate rapid-rehousing - we assist local community organizations with efforts to facilitate rapid-rehousing for individuals or families needing assistance with pet-related move-in fees and deposits.  

 

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"Survey respondents who said they were forced to give up their pet(s) cited not being able to find an apartment with a pet-friendly policy (65%) or not being able to afford the pet deposit (27%) as the two main causes. "

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"The burden of pet rental fees may contribute to both housing insecurity and companion animal relinquishment." Frontiers in Veterinary Science

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"There is evidence that there are far fewer pet-friendly housing options available to lower income households. This burden may lead to both housing insecurity and owners surrendering their pets to local shelters and rescues. 

"WE BELIEVE PEOPLE

SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR HOME AND THEIR PET."

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