If you are looking for help with bills, rent, access to social service programs, advice, or information on government programs, contact the local Carroll County Community Action for Improvement, Inc. at (706) 884-2651. They offer low income and other numerous services and resources.
Rent and housing assistance - The federal government created the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) from stimulus funds. The primary reason for the program is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless, be evicted from their home or apartments. While the HPRP can help someone who is now homeless as the result of a foreclosure, it does not provide money for paying a mortgage.
Cash grants and funds are available to families and individuals who are facing eviction, provide funds for paying rent for up to 18 months, the program can help those who have been evicted, people who are currently homeless, families who need assistance with utility bills and deposits to prevent eviction. It can even provide money for people to help them relocate to rental housing. These individuals may qualify for the Carroll County Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.
Case Management Program - Counselors and professionals will work closely with low income and elderly individuals and families through the Community Services Block Grant Program. The agency also partners with other charities and non-profits, and work in collaboration to provide assistance. Help can be provided in obtaining Social Security, Rent Assistance, Medicare, Health Care Programs, Public Assistance, Food Stamps, Emergency Assistance, and information on Mortgage Programs.
Heating and air conditioning bill assistance - The federal government Low-Income Energy Bill Assistance Program will help pay cooling bills and heating costs for gas, electricity, oil, wood, coal or kerosene. If you apply and are accepted, you will be provided with one-time payments that will be made primarily by checks that are issued to your home energy supplier on behalf of eligible, low income households. Find more on energy bill programs
Weatherization assistance - Another federal government funded program. This energy conserving program is designed to help make homes more energy efficient, help people reduce utility bills, and it is focused primarily on low income families with the emphasis on the handicapped and elderly.
Some of the different types of work that can completed on homes that are occupied by eligible applicants includes weather-stripping, insulation, windows, caulking, door repairs, energy education for Georgia Power customers, underpinnings/skirting, locks, and gas heater/furnace for Atlanta Gas Light customers. All home improvements and repairs are related to energy consumption and reduction to reduce energy costs and bills for households.
All of the services above are run by the community action agency. Call (706) 884-2651 for applications or details.
Residents can find information on free food banks. Families can call on one of these local non-profits or churches for help. The locations will try to meet the demands to their best of their ability. What may be offered in Carroll County includes emergency boxes of food, free Christmas or Thanksgiving meals as well as toys, paper goods, clothing, and much more. Click more information.
St. Vincent de Paul has a phone number of (770) 838-1716. The social service charity also tries to prevent homelessness and hunger in Carrollton Georgia. While resources are limited, there may be some or all of the following.
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