The Mohave County Community Services Department has recently received a federal government stimulus grant for almost $900,000 to fight homelessness and prevent evictions.
The government money is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) program, which is from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The money is administered by the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH) which subcontracts with Mohave County. The main goal of the Arizona Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) is to prevent evictions and provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless. Money can also be used to help people find a new home if they are currently homeless.
Assistance provided is limited and will end after some period. They are looking to provide a maximum of 12 months of housing assistance. During the 12 months they are receiving aid, the organization will work with them intensively to help them increase their incomes, find jobs, or get self sufficient.
There are some criteria to be eligible for rental assistance on the program. Applicants need to either be homeless or about to be be evicted and become homeless. That is defined by circumstances including if a person is to be evicted in two weeks, has had a sudden, significant loss of their total income, if they lost a job, or if they reside in housing that has been condemned.
Eligibility for the program eligibility also includes:
The Mohave County One-Stop Career Center is located at the County Community Services Department, which is located in Kingman Arizona at 700 West Beale Street (phone 753-0723).
Kingman and Mohave county residents can contact the local community action agency, Western Arizona Council of Governments, at (928) 782-1886. This non-profit runs several programs that assist low income and other individuals who need help.
Rent and homeless prevention - Work with a counselor and receive advice, case management and access to counseling and information on programs. If you apply and are determined to be eligible for help, the counselor will work with you to identify appropriate services, find rent assistance programs and/or benefits.
Energy bill assistance - The WACOG Community Action Agency Utility Bill Assistance Program provides assistance in paying utility and energy bills to low-income households. Both staff and volunteers at the agency take applications at numerous locations located throughout Mohave County.
Case management - This program provides assistance for low income and working poor.
Several other social services and emergency assistance programs may be offered by the council. Read more.
Interagency Council Emergency Aid – Limited amounts of financial aid is available for basic needs like gas and housing. May also be able to provide emergency food. 1940 Mesquite Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403-5773, phone (928) 453-5800
Northland Cares Emergency Housing and Utility Assistance may provide assistance for only HOPWA-eligible clients. Qualified people can receive rent and utility bill assistance as well as some housekeeping and transportation assistance. The program has several defined parameters. Phone (928) 776-4612
Lake Havasu City Salvation Army is located at 2049 Swanson Ave, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86403-6727, phone number (928) 680-3678. Provides social services and various forms of emergency assistance to people in need of help. This can include financial assistance for needs such as utilities and rent. Non monetary items can also be paid for too, such as transportation, furniture, prescription medicines, clothing, and household items. Case managers also provide emergency senior support, crisis counseling, and more general financial counseling services. Read more Arizona credit counseling.
There is also a Kingman Salvation Army in the region. This address is 309 E Beale St, Kingman, AZ 86401-5831, dial (928) 718-2600 x501. The center may also have items such as emergency food and utility assistance to people in need. Other resources include Gas Service Payment Assistance, Food Donations, Baby Furniture, and funds to help pay water bills to keep the service on. Click Salvation Army Mohave County.
Cerbat Medical Center – They run a community clinic. Offers internal medicine, family medical care and practice, and they are a local OB/GYN providers. Address is 1739 Beverly Ave Ste 201, Kingman, AZ 86409-3593, phone (928) 692-3456
Golden Valley Clinic is another clinic that offers family practice and OB/GYN providers. Telephone number is (928) 681-8500
Northwest Arizona Regional Health Center - Provides services such as well-woman exams, diabetes health education and referrals, immunizations, and blood pressure checks. Also offers other forms of medical care including primary health care for adults, infants, and children. I-15 Exit 9 at the Fire Station, Littlefield, Arizona 86432, telephone (928) 347-5971
There are several food pantries and soup kitchens in the county. They can provide everything from groceries to holiday meals or applications to SNAP food stamps. Some locations are listed below, but there are other sites, and find more Mohave County food banks.
Cornerstone Mission Project Basic Needs offers food boxes, clothing, use of kitchen and shower facilities to those who need help. Phone (928) 757-1535.
Kingman Area Food Bank – Individuals can receive groceries and emergency food boxes at most once every 30 days if needed. Call (928) 757-4165
Lake Havasu Community Food Bank – Location is 1940 Mesquite Ave Ste H. Phone (928) 453-5800. Food, perishable items, and canned goods may be provided to the needy.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Emergency Food in Lake Havasu City is located at 1841 W Acoma Blvd. They focus on providing food and other social services. Phone (928) 680-2874
Praise Chapel Food for Families – Offers General Clothing and emergency groceries, meals, and food boxes to people in need. 590 Hancock Rd, Bullhead City, Arizona 86442-4902, phone (928) 758-7717
If those locations can’t provide what you need, find more Arizona food pantries.
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