People who live in the Upper Cumberland area of Tennessee, which is the northern part of the state, can receive assistance for rent, mortgage, and utility bills. The local community action agency, which is the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, provides emergency funding for qualified individuals.
Overton, (931-823-7323) Jackson (931-268-9840), and Pickett (931-864-6540) Counties individuals and families have emergency financial funding available to them, if they meet certain guidelines and criteria. Receive help with paying mortgage, your monthly rent, or get utility bill assistance.
Low income residents of Fentress County (931-879-8040) also have emergency financial assistance available to help those who meet the guidelines from the community action agency. They can also receive help for paying their rent or mortgage. Utility and energy bill assistance is offered from the Emergency Crisis LIHEAP funds, which will assist residents with past due utility bills for those who qualify for aid.
Macon County (615-666-3377) residents have Emergency Crisis LIHEAP funds that they can apply for. This money will assist them with past due utility bills, and help them avoid a disconnection of their utilities.
If you live in Van Buren County (931-946-7151), you may have emergency funding available to help if you meet the guidelines. Get rent help, mortgage assistance or utility assistance.
In addition to those assistance programs mentioned above, there is also funding and cash grants available from Project Hometown Help to help Middle Tennessee Natural Gas customers who meet the eligibility guidelines. This additional funding is for those people who have a disconnect notice, and the aid will with payment of their disconnect amount up to a maximum of $300.
Dekalb, Cannon, Putnam, Smith, White and Warren Counties also have Project Hometown Help funding available to help those low to moderate income Middle Tennessee Natural Gas customers who meet the eligibility guidelines and who also have a disconnect notice with payment of their disconnect amount up to $300.00 maximum. Local numbers to call to apply for help, or to ask for more information, are: Cannon County (615-563-2916); White County (931-738-6255), Dekalb County (615-597-4504); Putnam County (931-528-1285); Smith County (615-735-0476); and Warren County (931-473-6652).
Cumberland County (931-456-0691) also has Emergency Crisis LIHEAP funds. This is a federal government program, and the funds can assist qualified individuals with past due utility bills for those who qualify and Project Hometown Help funding available to help Middle Tennessee Natural Gas customers who meet the eligibility guidelines. Once again, the financial aid is available for those customers who have a disconnect notice with payment of their disconnect amount up to $300 maximum on their energy bill.
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