Operating across Jefferson County, the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership can provide financial help, support, and guidance to the poor, struggling, and low income. Several homeless prevention resources are offered as well as basic needs and case management.
Assistance can include resources such as homeless prevention, which may be foreclosure counseling or rent help. The community action group may also have referrals to pantries and other local non-profits and charities. Other aid can include funds for paying utility bills, summer food for children in Jefferson County, care for seniors, and other aid.
Applications for Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are part of what Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership offers. This can help concerning utility services and disconnection prevention. Lower income residents of Louisville Kentucky and the county for that matter are entitled to use the services of this annual grant program, which is supported by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
LIHEAP is funded by the federal government as well as the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. It is available yearly under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Locations of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program are as follows.
Central Office - Urban Government Center, 810 Barret Avenue, 40204. Call 502-574-1157 for details.
East Office is located at Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue, 40218, 502-574-1270
South Office address is Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway, 40272, 502-574-1272
Weatherization Assistance from Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership provides energy savings and assistance to low-income residents with saving on their utility bills. This, as well as energy efficiency of their homes, is done at no cost to homeowners through the Weatherization Program. Call (502) 574-4377 for any information. When funding is offered, Eligible Weatherization Repairs include, caulking windows or doors, Insulating walls, attics, and floors of the home or even the repairing, fixing or replacing broken furnaces, windows and doors.
The Emergency Repair Program provides assistance to seniors, disabled as well as other low income homeowners who need emergency repairs on their home. Repairing or the replacing of inefficient or nonworking heating systems and water heating systems are part of this local resource. Other fixes can be Repair/replace any electrical parts that are considered hazardous, repair to Water Heater, replacing furnaces, and more.
Homeless prevention provides assistance to the unemployed, struggling and low-income families at risk of losing their home due to a financial crisis. For emergency financial assistance with a housing cost (rent), dial Metro Call for the nearest Neighborhood Place or call the Community Ministries at (502) 561-0722. Assistance may be available for paying rent or some type of deposit, whether security or a utility. Loans may be facilitated by LMCAP in some cases for various housing expenses. On the other hand, if you are having a landlord dispute or need mediation, contact the Legal Aid Society at 584-1254 for aid and representation.
If you are in danger of foreclosure or behind on your mortgage, please contact one or more of the following Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership partners. Call Protect My Kentucky Home, free Legal Aid Society’s Foreclosure Clinics, Foreclosure Conciliation Project or the city of Louisville Urban League’s Foreclosure Counseling service.
Foreclosure prevention is available. Homeowners who are in danger of losing their home can use the services of the Protect My Kentucky Home. Individuals who are delinquent on their home loan, or in danger of becoming delinquent on their mortgage, may be eligible for the free program. Call (866) 830-7868 for more information.
Or try contacting the Kentucky Homeownership Protection Center. This is a centralized location for information on public services and it implements the Protect My Kentucky Home. The Center refers homeowners to a free HUD-certified counseling agency serving their area. That non-profit community action agency reviews the homeowner’s current situation and further refers eligible homeowners in danger of foreclosure to Legal Aid.
Another option for the unemployed is the Kentucky Unemployment Bridge Program, or UBP. A low interest loan from the UBP assists clients in making their mortgage payments for a short period of time. Eligibility requires that the applicant must have experienced a job loss or reduction in their employment income due to changing economic conditions. (866) 830-7868.
Teens, youth, and students can benefit from the LMCAP Summer Food Service Program for Children. Children and local students ranging in age from one to 18 years of age are eligible for assistance from the Summer Food Service Program. Free nutritious meals are distributed each summer session when school is out of season at numerous locations throughout the community.
The SFSP - Summer Food Service Program is funded by non-profits as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They also work with the Division of School and Community Nutrition with the Kentucky Department of Education.
Dare to Care Food Bank implements the emergency food assistance program for households in crisis at various locations in the county. Services offered including the CAP office located at the Newburg Community Center. In certain cases, emergency groceries can also be distributed to clients visiting Neighborhood Place locations.
At Dare to Care Food pantries, individuals and seniors may receive commodities one time every month. There is a limit to emergency food of four times per year. Food items include fresh vegetables, baby formula, canned and dry food staples, chicken, pork items and other meat products.
The Newburg Community Center Food Bank serves struggling residents of zip codes 40213, 40218 and 40219. Please call Dare to Care at 966-3821 to find your serving location. The main location is Newburg Community Center, 4810 Exeter Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40218. Call 502.574.1270.
The goal of the FES, or Family Economic Success program, is to set the foundation of asset building for families. The resource supports the community by helping low-income families and individuals move from crisis through coaching and long-term lifestyle changes.
Ensuring the overall safety and self-sufficiency has been possible with the help of the countywide Neighborhood Place, which has assisted in providing families the state, federal government and local public benefits they need. Case Management is available as part of FES to all enrolled applicants. The agency provides access to all the information, resources and tools they need. Case managers conduct an assessment of each family’s social and financial needs in order to help them achieve long term economic stability and independence.
As part of Strength-Based Case Management Model, social workers from Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership provide various services to enrolled applicants. Examples of this include enabling the entire family to participate in FES service planning process, availability of individual case management based on each family’s financial needs, overcoming barriers to long term economic stability and help them access financial services.
Those who enroll can also get a referral to non-profit community based organization or charity, and those are available for addressing any needs of the family.
The community action agency processes applications for the Senior Nutrition Program. It provides low cost nutritional lunchtime meals to the elderly and/or senior citizens. Congregate Meal Sites in Jefferson County are intended for active seniors. Another option is the Meals on Wheels Program, which is intended for homebound seniors and the disabled and operates throughout the Louisville Metro area.
The goal of these Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership resources in on improving the lives of older adults by offering free food or meals. The agency is also supporting good nutritional health. Congregate Nutrition Sites are for senior citizens age 60 and older. They are eligible to come to one of over 20 neighborhood locations in Jefferson County. The elderly and their spouses can get a nutritious lunch, socialization and activities. Information can be obtained by dial 574-6325.
Meals on Wheels, or Home delivered services, from LMCAP and its partners are for the disabled or homebound elderly. It is operates from the various nutrition sites and charities. Eligible clients are seniors age sixty or older, who are homebound due to illness. The priority is given to clients in the greatest physical, social and economic need. A social worker visits home to assess client’s need and ensure they meet requirements.
The Pre-School Scholarship Program provides a grant of up to $5,000 towards pre-school tuition to eligible applicants. It is very limited. Those who enroll or are awarded this benefit need to agree to case management provided by the Department of Community Services and Revitalization (CSR).
Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership can be reached at (502) 574-4377. The main neighborhood place offices are below.
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