Navajo County assistance programs.
The leading agency to turn to for help in the area is the Northern Arizona Council of Government. They provide counseling, information or government programs, and may have limited financial assistance for paying bills for Navajo and Holbrook Arizona families.
Counseling and information
Work one on one with a case manager to make it through a crisis, and to develop a plan for long term self-sufficiency. They can also provide information on Arizona and federal government assistance programs, and may be able to provide grants to pay current bills and expenses.
Emergency financial assistance
The community action agency may be able to provide emergency funding for the following bills and expenses.
- Auto repairs - If car is needed for work, access repair for work related transportation needs.
- Housing - It may be possible for rent and mortgage payment assistance. Move in costs can also be assisted with.
- Food - Food, groceries, and get information on nearby pantries.
- Clothing - Primarily work related
Eviction and foreclosure prevention
Rather than become homeless, the Northern Arizona Council of Government community action agency offers this program which assist families and individuals with providing them with one time emergency rental or mortgage assistance. the aid is targeted at those qualified low to moderate income families who are in danger of becoming homeless due to an eviction or foreclosure.
Utility and cooling bill help
The federal government funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) assists qualified individuals and families who are in an emergency and in danger of disconnection. Grants can also be provided to pay a regular recurring monthly energy bill.
Appliance repair and replacement and funds for deposits
A resource known as the Utility Replacement, Repair and Deposit Program (URRD) repairs or replaces refrigerators, cook stoves, hot water tanks, furnaces, and hot water heaters for low-income households who are in an emergency. Money can also pay for utility service connection fees and deposits.
This program can help people save hundreds of dollars on their energy bills. If you apply and are qualified for aid, you can receive free improvements to your home, all of which will help you save on utility bills. Receive improvements such as Replacement of broken glass, Windows, and the doors damage beyond repair, caulking, Insulation and plugs for electrical outlets and switches, Furnace repair, and other updates.
Call the Northern Arizona Council of Government at (928) 774-1895 to apply for help or more information. The non-profit is focused on helping qualified low income families in the county. Read more on Northern Arizona Community Action Agency.
Emergency funds for paying rent, utilities, and bills in Navajo County
While funds are limited, Holbrook Senior Center may be able to give qualified people with motel and hotel vouchers, rent assistance, utilities, money for paying cooling bills, and security deposits and first months for homelessness prevention. Food is also on site. Call (520) 524-6044
Another agency to call for information, referrals, and support is Catholic Charities of Arizona and New Mexico. They work with organizations such as Good Shepherd Center. A number of education and employment assistance programs are offered, such as GED and English as a second language. Staff and volunteers also work with immigrants in the Navajo region. Some limited financial aid may be offered in an emergency for basic needs such as rent or utility bills. Counseling, food, and other support may be provided too. Continue.
Navajo Nation programs - Residents of the territory can look into their social services. The types of support is wide ranging. Low income families, children, women, and others can get help with basic needs, including some financial assistance. Examples of programs include food, utility assistance from LIHEAP, housing for victims of domestic violence, and cash assistance. Click here.