Application for a Trailer
If we had our choice we would help everyone who asks, but the reality of limited available finances means that can’t happen—as much as we hate it, we must turn down some people that we would love to help. That raises the question of how do we choose who we say “Yes” to, and who do we say, “No” to? We despise making that decision, but we have no choice, we must make it.
To guide us in making a fair decision we’ve developed this Grant Application Form, it may appear to be intrusive, and we apologize for that, but we feel that it is required to make the best possible decision about who gets the limited money we have.
Our goal isn’t just to help you in this time of need, we want to be as sure as possible that you can thrive and succeed in the future. We feel it would be an injustice to you to bring you out here and set you up only to discover you never had a solid chance to make it in your financial circumstances. Much of the information we’re asking is to help us decide how to best help you now and in the future.
One of the things we’re doing to assure your success in the nomadic life, is to ask you to make a small payment every month into a savings account. It will be your money but we will leave it in the escrow account as either a savings toward, 1) the future upgrade of your vehicle home, 2) or as an emergency fund for the inevitable mechanical and other problems that befall all nomads. If we are awarding a trailer to you, we’ll place a lien on it until the payments are finished.
For those with a very low monthly income and we determine you can’t afford the future costs of maintaining a vehicle home, we may offer you a new home of either, 1) a quality canvas tent, or, 2) a very small trailer your car can tow. Either of these will reduce your future costs to a more manageable level, matching your income.
Finally, we’ll ask that each of you “give back, or, “pass it forward” after you’ve been a nomad for awhile by mentoring and sharing your valuable experience with other new people coming into the nomadic life.
Thank you again for trusting us enough by entrusting us with knowledge of your life, we are looking forward to seeing you blossom and thrive in a wonderful new life, and then sharing that with others.
The Trustees and Staff of Homes On Wheels Alliance
Two Trailers to be Awarded in Pahrump
About the 2018 TAB Nomad Trailer
This travel trailer is provided by a very generous anonymous donor. It’s turn-key ready for a recipient in need.
Teardrop-Shaped Travel Trailer. 14′ and 1986 lbs. Sleeps 2. Fridge, A-C, Heater, Sink, Porta Potty. Comes with Jack, Shovel and Spare Tire, Fantastic Fan, Stereo and TV. Interior Color is Chambray
About the Cargo Trailer
6’x10′ Interstate Cargo Trailer, fully insulated, paneled white inside, Fantastic fan, 12v ceiling light, built-in front cabinet with latching door, 2 slider (screened) windows, drop-down back door/ramp, locking side door, propane tank holder on tongue, spare tire, new tires, 2 ratcheting tie-down straps in floor.
This may be a good trailer for someone in a wheel chair. The back door can function as a ramp for someone who is able to navigate a rise of approximately 2″ for every 12″. The interior is about 5′ 8″ wide.
Depending on the selected recipient, this may be a “no-build build.” That is, the trailer would be built-out using furniture rather than custom woodworking, or some combination of the two.
To Apply for Either Trailer
Cut off date to receive application materials is October 7, 2019 for awarding the trailers at the end of October 2019 during HOWA’s Build-Out in Pahrump, NV.
Read and complete all documents linked below:
Complete: Primary Application for Assistance
Complete: Annual Budget for Application
Complete: Supplemental Application for Trailers
Email completed application materials (forms and electronic documents) to Suanne Carlson, Executive Director, HomesOnWheelsAlliance@gmail.com