If you need assistance with paying bills in the area, call the Warren-Washington-Issaquenna-Sharkey Community Action Agency (WWISCAA). They are the leading non-profit agency in the area. They offer all of the assistance programs and services below.
The agency may be able to provides free food, new or gently used clothing, rent assistance, and cooling and utility bill assistance to low to moderate income people in a crisis situation.
Low income, the unemployed, and working poor can access a service known as congregate meals. This service provides qualified persons, particularly those who have limited income and who are in greatest economic social need with nutritious meals and food.
An offering known as LIHEAP may be able to provide assistance for paying utility bills. The program can provide money for regular monthly payments, as well as funds for a crisis that can be used to prevent disconnections.
The CSBG fund provides renters and homeowners with assistance for paying for housing expenses, such as money to make a mortgage payment or to pay rent. In some cases interest free loans are used to help pay for these costs, such as a security deposit.
Another housing program funded by the federal government is the Food and Emergency Shelter Program. This government program provides food, housing and/or shelter assistance to individuals in danger of becoming homeless because of an eviction or mortgage foreclosure. Applicants must have an eviction notice or foreclosure filing on record. However there may be some exceptions and other other emergencies that qualify people for aid. The program also provides job counseling, employment training, free food and clothing bank, and other needed services to homeless families and individuals in the community.
Weatherization assistance - The assistance program provides energy conservation measures. Get assistance with reducing the costs of home energy bills by reducing weather infiltration in the home. Repairs such as replacing windows, new or updated doors, additional insulation are made to the clients home.
Call the Warren-Washington-Issaquenna-Sharkey Community Action Agency (WWISCAA) at (662) 378-5857 for more information, or to apply for help. Or learn more on emergency financial assistance from WWISCAA.
Several non-profit organizations as well as charities offer emergency rental assistance and funds to stop homelessness. Whether the Greenville area family is behind on their energy bills, rent, or if they need a grant to pay a security deposit, then assistance may be offered. Everything is intended to stop an eviction, and financial aid is combined with case management. Find some of the agencies to contact, and locate rental assistance in Washington County.
Emergency food pantries can be called upon for help. Locations in Greenville and other parts of the county can offer supplies ranging from free canned food to hot meals. Social workers or volunteers will also direct an income qualified family to other resources. This may include, but is not limited too, SNAP food stamps, clothing closets for work or school, hygiene supplies, and more. Click Washington County Mississippi food pantries.
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