Snohomish County assistance programs

Almost $2 million in federal government assistance and grants is going to Snohomish County and Everett to help families pay for rent, utility bills, provide food aid, mortgage help, and more.

More families then ever are seeking help to pay for basic everyday needs such as shelter, food, utility and heating bills. This is according to reports from local charities and government social service agencies in Snohomish County.

The Everett City Council will be voting on a proposal to provide its share of federal stimulus grants and funds which is aimed at keeping people in their homes by providing rent and mortgage assistance to the nonprofit group Volunteers of America. Contact them for aid at (425) 259-3191.

In addition, this federal government assistance money can be used to help pay for a range of everyday life necessities, such as utility and energy bills, rent, utility bills, security deposits, moving expenses and even storage costs. In addition, it can also be used to provide help to people already on the streets by providing temporary housing and other shelter.

Last, but not least, the City and County is taking a list of people who may need heating bill help in the winter.

One of the major needs to assistance in the Ohio region is help for paying heating and utility bills in Snohomish. Ohio has a brutal winter, and every year thousands of people are on the brink of disconnection during that time of year. The state realizes this, and has established some energy saving programs, offers cash grants for bills, and also a law will prevent disconnections during the cold winter. Get more information on utility disconnection laws in Ohio.

The Winter Crisis Program is managed by community action agencies in Snohomish and other parts of Ohio. What it does is it may be able to offer low-income households, the elderly and disabled that are currently disconnected from their power source, families and individuals who are threatened with disconnection, or have less than a ten-day supply of bulk fuel may apply for and receive aid from Winter Crisis.

Some other programs and resources include Heatshare, and the energy conserving weatherization programs, which can help people save money on their utilities and energy expenses. Dial (800) 282-0880 for more information on any of these housing or rent programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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