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Do I Qualify

Fence Build Eligibility Requirements

Voices of Chance Animal League (VOCAL) fence build recipients are required to meet the following criteria to be eligible to receive a free fenced area:

Household income must not exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the current year, or the household must be eligible for one or more Economic Self-Sufficiency Programs from the State of Florida that includes, Food Assistance (SNAP), Temporary Cash Assistance or Medicaid.

2017 Federal Poverty Guidelines – 125%
Persons in Family/Household Guideline Limit
1 $15,075
2 $20,300
3 $25,525
4 $30,750
5 $35,975
6 $41,200
7 $46,425
8 $51,650
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,180 for each additional person.

Proof of Eligibility

  • Proof of earned and unearned income for each household member
    • Last four weeks of check stubs from employer
    • Notices from Social Security or Veteran’s Administration
    • Notices from Florida Reemployment Assistance Program (formerly known as Unemployment)
  • Proof of eligibility for one or more Economic Self-Sufficiency Programs from the State of Florida that includes, Food Assistance (SNAP), Temporary Cash Assistance or Medicaid*
    • Department of Children and Families Notice of Case Action
      • Dated within the last year for showing Medicaid eligibility
      • Dated within the last six months showing Food Assistance (SNAP) eligibility
      • Dated within the last three months showing Temporary Cash Assistance
    • Department of Children and Families ACCESS account screenshot showing open/eligible for one of the above programs for the current date

*NOTE: A Medicaid Gold Card or EBT card will not meet proof eligibility

*If your household is experiencing hardship, you may request a hardship exemption from the above guidelines here. Voices of Chance Animal League (VOCAL) reserves the right to accept, deny, and/or approve hardship exemptions based on current funding, waitlists and other organization obligations.

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