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Assistance programs Carroll County Georgia.

If you are looking for financial help with bills, rent, access to social service programs, advice, or information on government programs, contact the local Carroll County Community Action for Improvement, Inc. at (706) 884-2651. They offer low income and other numerous services and resources.

  • Rent and housing assistance - The federal government created the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). Money may be allocated yearly. The primary reason for the program is to provide homelessness prevention assistance to households who would otherwise become homeless, be evicted from their home or apartments. While the HPRP can help someone who is now homeless as the result of a foreclosure, it does not provide money for paying a mortgage.
     
  • Cash grants and funds are available to families and individuals who are facing eviction, provide funds for paying rent for up to 18 months, the program can help those who have been evicted, people who are currently homeless, families who need assistance with utility bills and deposits to prevent eviction. It can even provide money for people to help them relocate to rental housing. These individuals may qualify for the Carroll County Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.
     
  • Case Management Program - Counselors and professionals will work closely with low income and elderly individuals and families through the Community Services Block Grant Program. The agency also partners with other charities and non-profits, and work in collaboration to provide assistance. Help can be provided in obtaining Social Security, Rent Assistance, Medicare, Health Care Programs, Public Assistance, Food Stamps, Emergency Assistance, and information on Mortgage Programs.
     
  • Heating and air conditioning bill assistance - The federal government Low-Income Energy Bill Assistance Program will help pay cooling bills and heating costs for gas, electricity, oil, wood, coal or kerosene. If you apply and are accepted, you will be provided with one-time payments that will be made primarily by checks that are issued to your home energy supplier on behalf of eligible, low income households. Find more on LIHEAP energy bill programs.
     
  • Weatherization assistance - Another federal government funded program. This energy conserving program is designed to help make homes more energy efficient, help people reduce utility bills, and it is focused primarily on low income families with the emphasis on the handicapped and elderly.

 

 

 

  • Some of the different types of work that can completed on homes that are occupied by eligible applicants includes weather-stripping, insulation,  windows, caulking, door repairs, energy education for Georgia Power customers, underpinnings/skirting, locks, and gas heater/furnace for Atlanta Gas Light customers. All home improvements and repairs are related to energy consumption and reduction to reduce energy costs and bills for households.

All of the services above are run by the community action agency. Call (706) 884-2651 for applications or details, or more details on Community Action for Improvement, Inc.

Food programs and financial aid in Carroll County

Residents can find information on free food banks, pantries and soup kitchens. Families can call on one of these local non-profits or churches for help. The locations will try to meet the demands to their best of their ability. What may be offered in Carroll County includes emergency boxes of food, free Christmas or Thanksgiving meals as well as toys, paper goods, clothing, and much more. Click for more information on free food pantries Carroll County.

Grants for rent, utilities or short term housing is available. Clients of these programs range from the homeless to families on the verge of an eviction from their apartment. Not only may money help pay for rent, but there are also loan programs, transitional housing solutions, and rental deposit resources. Or when funds are used up, residents may request counseling.

In some cases, an eviction may be caused by unpaid light or electric bills. In these instances there may also be  financial help available from a local agency. This can often be combined with a housing program. Read more on Carroll County rent assistance.

Social Services from the Salvation Army are available. There are free items, housing resources, and well as utility bill programs (mostly the result of Project Share) among with other support. There are various forms of financial aid, ranging from medical to housing, energy bills, water costs, and even rent. A case manager will review the application and make a determination.

The church (which is what the Salvation Army really is) helps people of all backgrounds, races, and religions. Whether they are disabled, seniors, or kids, aid is offered. They even offer basic needs such as boxes of groceries, Christmas gifts and toys, summer camp services, free back to school supplies for students of all ages, and more. Continue with Carroll County Salvation Army.

 

 

 

 

St. Vincent de Paul has a phone number of (770) 838-1716. The social service charity also tries to prevent homelessness and hunger in Carrollton Georgia. While resources are limited, there may be some or all of the following.

  • Educational support including GED training.
  • Applications or referrals to emergency rent help as well as security deposit assistance for the formerly homeless.
  • Government benefit screening, ranging from disability to food stamp or WIC vouchers.
  • Shelter, clothing, hot meals, and personal hygiene needs.

Carroll County Georgia food programs - When hungry, try a food pantry or soup kitchen. Both of these may be able to provide groceries, hot lunches or dinners, or deliver meals to the homebound. Staff will also refer the families living in poverty to government benefits. As both food stamps and WIC vouchers feed hundreds of people per month. More on Carroll County Georgia free food pantries.

By Jon McNamara

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