Mohave County assistance programs.

Find where to get emergency financial help for bills. Learn how to apply for funds to help with rent, security deposits, utility bills, food, medical, transportation and more in Mohave County. Churches, charities, and the government Social Service in Kingman assist low income families, seniors, and struggling residents. There is also help for migrant workers, immigrants, and Spanish speakers.

The agencies may also offer free foreclosure prevention services, grants to pay a mortgage, free back to school supplies as well as gasoline vouchers. Or find financial help from community action agencies or seasonal support, such as free Christmas toys.

Housing and rent assistance programs

The Mohave County Community Services Department get federal government funding and grants each year. Some of the money will be to  fight homelessness and prevent evictions.

The government money is part of the ESG program as well as grant based, community action money. There may also be funds 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:

  • People need to be willing to participate in a self-sufficiency program and/or housing counseling.
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen or legal alien status.
  • Applicants need to also be willing to fulfill case-plan objectives.
  • Applicants to the program must provide all documentation requested.
  • Applicants also need to have income within 90 days to pay for other living expenses.

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).

Help from community action agency in Mohave County

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.

USDA food programs - The Government Community Action also helps feed children, the unemployed and less fortunate. Some is government aid some assistance is from charities. Even find details such as applications to Feeding America backpack snack programs for students.

 

 

 

 

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 on Western Arizona Council of Governments assistance programs.

Emergency financial assistance and bill paying programs

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 from the Salvation Army in Mohave County 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 financial support

Non-profit debt advice and credit repair - Operating statewide, and in Mohave County, non-profit counselors give free financial advice. There is assistance for car loans, credit card bills, and debt reduction programs. Or get help, in person or online, with building credit or filing bankruptcy. Read more Arizona free 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.

There is also seasonal assistance, including free Christmas gifts from Adopt a Family, Thanksgiving turkey dinners, school supplies and more. Click here Salvation Army Mohave County.

Housing programs are available for the low income, Native Americans, migrants and others. There is eviction prevention (rent or utility bill help); moving assistance (funds for security deposits or transitional housing); advice (free legal aid); as well as specialty housing programs such as grants or veteran rental assistance programs. Find help with rent Mohave County.

There is always a need for affordable housing. The Section 8 HCV program is an option. There is low cost, rent subsidized homes or apartments available for the low income, poor, elderly, and others. Landlords participate as well, and find section 8 housing in Arizona.

Mohave area free clinics and medical care

Cerbat Medical Center – They run a community clinic. Offers internal medicine, family medical care and practice, and they are a local OB/GYN providers. Immigrants and farm workers can get help too as ell as the uninsured. 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

Food banks and free pantries

There are several food pantries and free 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 free 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 free food pantries.

By Jon McNamara

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