Get help for paying bills and expenses.
The Hardin County Community Action has programs that provide short term immediate assistance and also ways for people to receive longer term support. The Community Services program has both the weatherization program and the HEAP program for assistance with paying utility and heating bills in the winter. The weatherization program will allow your home to be inspected to determines if any repairs or updates are necessary to help you save energy (and money) and improve your living conditions. In addition, they have a Community Services Block Grant that assists individuals with paying for expenses such medical bills, health care, and prescription drugs. Some details include below.
Community Services Block Grant - Grants are provided that allow the HHWP Community Action Commission to provide emergency rent, mortgage and utility bill payments. Funds are used to prevent foreclosure, eviction, or utility disconnection to households with incomes at or below 35 percent of the area median income in Hardin, Hancock, Wyandot, Putnam counties.
Weatherization : This program provides home weatherization services including window/door repair, insulation, heating system repair and/or replacement, and education on ways to reduce energy use and save people hundreds of dollars per year on their energy bills.
Case Management: Counselors and caseworkers will work with families and individuals who may be facing barriers. They offer them services or resources and try to remove those barriers. For example, they provide home budgeting, credit repair, financial literacy services, debt counseling, and more.
Emergency assistance and HEAP: Offers immediate financial assistance and grants in emergency situations for such expenses as rent, utilities, heating bills, prescription medications, homeless assistance, money to prevent an eviction, etc.
Contact them at 423-3755 or 950 W. Kohler Street, Kenton for more information or to apply for assistance.
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