Home heating assistance is available through Community Action for Improvement (CAFI). Almost all low to moderate income families, and others who are struggling, can apply for aid.
In addition, CAFI has other programs. For example, they have been able to help some people with paying their monthly mortgage payments or rent. The assistance is not meant to be a charity program, and it is only offered to those people who can normally handle their mortgage payments, or to renters with landlords willing to work with them. So it is intended as a short term assistance program. Contact the agency at (706) 884-2651, or click here.
Case Management Program - This is a resource that was created to assist low to moderate income and elderly persons and families through the Community Services Block Grant Program. It uses a wide variety of programs, including collaborative efforts, cash grants, and more. Assistance can be provided in obtaining Social Security, Medicare, Medication, Health Care, Rent Help, Public Assistance, Food Stamps, and Emergency Assistance and Crisis Grants.
Georgia Low-Income Energy Assistance Program - Will assist people with paying their utility bills and heating costs for gas, wood, electricity, coal or kerosene. One-time cash grants and payments will be made primarily by checks that will be issued to home energy supplier on behalf of qualified households.
Rent Help and Prevent an Eviction - The federal government funded Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) will help those people who are facing an eviction, or if they have been evicted. It will also help those who are homeless, if they need assistance with paying their utility bills to prevent eviction or if they need to relocate to rental housing, you may qualify for services and cash grants from this program. Read more on this program.
Weatherization Assistance - This is a free federal government program that was designed to help people save hundreds of dollars per year on their energy bills. The program is free to qualified families. It will make homes more energy efficient for low to moderate income families with a particular emphasis on the elderly and handicapped.
Work that will completed for free on homes occupied by eligible applicants includes adding insulation, new windows, weather-stripping, caulking, door and window repairs, underpinnings/skirting, locks, energy education for Georgia Power customers and gas heater/furnace for Atlanta Gas Light customers. All repairs that are made to homes are related to energy consumption & reduction to reduce energy cost and bills.
Rent and Mortgage Assistance - Funding is limited for this program. It is intended for families and individuals who need some short term rent or mortgage help, and it is not for people who have been historically struggling. Call them for ways to get additional mortgage help.
So if you have experienced a crisis, such as a medical emergency or a sudden job loss or reduction in your income, and if you will soon be back on your feet, this program may be able to help you in that situation.
All of the resources above are offered by Community Action for Improvement. The non-profit may offer additional services as well, and call 706-884-2651.
Emergency rent help and housing needs - A goal of several non-profits and DSS is to prevent homelessness. In an effort to make this happen, some income qualified families, including the disabled or senior citizens, may receive one time rental assistance. Other forms of financial aid can include money for paying a utility or security deposit, referrals to state of Georgia grants, and much more. More Coweta County rental assistance.
Locate food banks in Cowetta County - Charities, churches, and non-profits assist families regardless of race, religion, or age. Free boxes of food, containing both canned and perishable goods, may be passed out. Seasonal services range from Thanksgiving and Christmas meals to referrals to SNAP food stamps. Click more information.
Newnam Salvation Army center is a place for referrals, food or a meal, or some basic needs. They are also involved in Project Share, which is a financial aid program for utilities. Other services from the center may be Christmas meals or toys, summer camp for children, and more. More on the Coweta County Salvation Army.
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