The first place to turn to for help and information on assistance programs is the Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, Inc. The agency runs several of its own programs. However, if someone does not qualify for assistance from those programs, then the community action agency can refer individuals to other local charities, non-profit agencies, and Georgia and federal government programs. Find examples of the help they offer below.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICE
|INCOME CRITERIA1 person $21,1802 person $27,6973 person $34,2144 person $40,7315 person $47,2486 person $53,7657 person $54,9878+person $58,209Each additional personadd $1,222||APLICANTS MUST BRING· Proof of income for all household members 18 years and older forthe last 30 days. If irregular, then 90 days proof of income.Self Employed must bring a current, complete tax return.· Zero Income Statements will be provided at your appointment forthose 18 years and older with no income. All household memberswith no income must complete this form.· Original SS card or other legal documents with a SS number is needed for all household members including children.· Most recent home heating bill.· A Secure and Verifiable Document is need for the person applying for the household only to prove identity.· Crisis applicants must have a two month bill that is past the duedate or already disconnected.|
ATTENTION: Please bring photo copies of these documents along with originals to your appointment. This will expedite wait times at application intake.
LIHEAP SERVICE LOCATIONS
Cobb Family Resources Inc. This Marietta based group (phone (770) 428-2601) may be able to offer help with paying rent, mortgage, utilities, or other housing expenses. Qualified people can get up to $700 in rent or mortgage assistance, and up to $500 in utilities and cooling bills assistance is available to families once-in-a-lifetime.
Cobb County CDBG Program Office – Runs the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), which can provide clients with emergency housing and rent help. Also receive aid to prevent an utility disconnection, money for paying utility and security deposits, and other financial aid and non-financial counseling, such as credit repair services and debt reduction. Phone (770) 5284600
Jewish Family and Career Services, Atlanta and Cobb County – A regional charity organization focused on the low income, families with children, elderly, and disabled. Some of the resources include career counseling or the Tools for Employment program. Limited financial aid, sometimes in the form of loans, is available for rent, security deposits, or homeless prevention. They also operate Developmental Disabilities Services and many other programs. Click here.
*Sweetwater Missions (formerly known as Christian Aid Mission Partnership/CAMP) – This non-profit agency provides services and a wide number of assistance programs to residents living in the communities in Cobb County Georgia of Mableton, Austell, Clarkdale, Lithia Springs, and Powder Springs Georgia.
Services provided can help with paying rent, prescription vouchers and utility bill assistance as well as food pantry and clothing closet, screening and application assistance for federal government programs such as food stamps. Lastly, they also provide “no-cook-food”, meals, and free food to homeless people once a week. 6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy. #12-A, Bldg. 12, Austell, Georgia 30168. Dial (770) 819-0662, or continue reading.
Eviction prevention and other rental services from the Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty can help Cobb County families. The non-profit, pro-bono law firm works to prevent homelessness and rehouse those that need a new low income apartment. A number of rent and housing issues are addressed, including free advice on rental and security deposit assistance. Read Georgia Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty programs.
A program known as Financial Emergency Services is available from the Salvation Army. It is wide ranging and includes everything from free Christmas assistance (from Angel Tree) up to financial assistance for bills from Project Share. The non-profit will also offer assistance programs, housing, and more that is targeted at seniors and people facing eviction. Employment assistance and case management may be provided as well to the low income and unemployed. Continue with Salvation Army Cobb County assistance programs.
Storehouse Ministries of Noonday Baptist Association – The organization was formed by a partnership of numerous churches and religious organizations that provide free food, meals and utility assistance to Cobb county residents. This agency will refer people to a church near the applicant for the financial assistance. Marietta, Georgia 30066 (770) 428-8410
Save A Life 4 Christ Outreach Ministry, Inc. administers numerous emergency assistance programs and related services for the poor and less fortunate. Examples include emergency financial aid, employment services, elderly and disabled adult assistance, or legal services. Any aid is limited. 6023 Mableton Pkwy., SW, Gordon Rd. Village Plaza, Mableton, GA 30126, dial (404) 384-1635.
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