Atalissa, IA
Rental Assistance

When you need money to pay your rent, utility bills or get through a difficult time, there are 47 utility payment and rental assistance programs in the Atalissa, Iowa area.


Community Action of Eastern Iowa-West Liberty

5 Miles Away

405 North Elm Street
West Liberty, IA 52776
(319) 627-3355

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Services:
COMMUNITY ACTION OF EASTERN IOWA, a United Way partner agency, provides a wide variety of services for low-income households.

Hours:
Mons 8:30 am-12 noon and 12:30 pm-4:30 pm.



It is natural to man to indulge in the illusion of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of the siren, till she transforms us into beasts.
-- Patrick Henry




Salvation Army, The-Muscatine

12 Miles Away

1000 Oregon Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-8272

Services:
THE SALVATION ARMY is a resource of spiritual and social counseling Services provided to Muscatine County include: utility assistance, emergency food pantry, counseling, rent assistance, free meal program and children's character building classes.

LUNCH with LOVE: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30am-1pm.
SOCIAL SERVICES: Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm.



The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
-- H L Mencken




Outreach Department-Muscatine, Community Action of Eastern Iowa

12 Miles Away

148 Colorado Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-9290

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Services:
The OUTREACH DEPARTMENT administers a number of programs to assist persons with low income, including the elderly and/or individuals with disabilities.

The Outreach Department provides assistance through LIHEAP, utility disconnects, FEMA, furnace repairs, Head Start applications, rent reimbursement and property tax credit, income tax assistance, low cost weatherizing material, prescription medication assistance for seniors, child care assistance, preschool assistance, summer camp scholarships, financial education,and telephone credit assistance Staff can also provide a referral for coats and other community resources.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm.



It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
-- Anthony Robbins




Community Action of Eastern Iowa-Muscatine

12 Miles Away

1903 Park Avenue #18
Muscatine, IA 52761
(866) 263-9290

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Services:
COMMUNITY ACTION OF EASTERN IOWA, a United Way partner agency, provides a wide variety of services for low-income households.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm.



Sometimes the answer to prayer is not that it changes life, but that it changes you.
-- James Dillet Freeman




Community Action of Eastern Iowa - Tipton

15 Miles Away

101 Lynn Street
Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 886-3191

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Services:
CACFP HOME DAYCARE PROVIDERS: Reimburses child care providers for qualifying meals served to children in their care Also supplies nutrition education through newsletters, home visits, recipes, menus, and activity ideas.

CHORE SERVICES: Approved clients hire someone to do outside chores such as lawn mowing, snow shoveling, and trimming The program reimburses the client for the cost up to $6.00 per hour.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Clients may receive emergency funds to buy a prescription or to avoid a utility disconnection Program works best in conjunction with other assistance.

ENERGY ASSSTANCE: The LIHEAP program provides financial assistance with home heating costs between November 1st and end of April.

FADSS - A program that assists families who receive FIP to become more self-sufficient.

HEAD START: Center based preschool for children 3 or 4 years of age by September 15th of the enrollment year Centers are located in Tipton and Durant.

HOUSING INITIATIVE: This program is for renters only. Eligible participants must be renters and have an eviction notice or be homeless, or a homeowner who is losing their home and will be renting A requirement of the program is to work with an assigned case worker who will assist the individual with housing stability.

INCOME TAX: Provides free income tax preparation

WEATHERIZATION: Weatherization is available to eligible LiHEAP recipients The program evaluates the house to discover areas of heat loss and then develops a plan to address the problems that can be corrected.

Hours:
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, Wed by appointment only



There is no necessary connection between the desire to lead and the ability to lead, and even less the ability to lead somewhere that will be to the advantage of the led….
-- Bergen Evans




Cedar County Offices

15 Miles Away

400 Cedar Street
Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 886-6413

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Services:
CLERK OF COURT: Maintains court records, prepares the court docket

DMV: DMV provides commercial and non commercial drivers licenses, photo ID's, driving manuals, driving tests, driving records, school permits, and parking permits

ENGINEER'S OFFICE: In charge of construction and maintenance for all of the Secondary Road System

GENERAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance on a temporary basis for a limited period of time It can be used to pay for basic needs that include rent/lot rent; interest on original mortgage; utilities-gas, electric, and water; burial; and food vouchers for clients who are unable to work. Cedar County prescription information may be obtained here also Can not be on Subsidized Housing

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE: Free prescription discount drug card may be used anytime prescriptions are not covered by insurance for a savings of up to 20% at a participating pharmacy

RECORDER OFFICE: Issues licenses for birth, boating, death, fishing, hunting, marriage and snowmobiles

VETERAN SERVICES: Helps wartime veterans or the family of a wartime veteran with rent, utilities, and limited medical expenses in time of need

Hours:
Mon- Fri 8 am-4 pm



When I hear somebody sigh that "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?".
-- Sydney Harris




Johnson County - General Assistance

20 Miles Away

855 South Dubuque Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 356-6090

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Services:
GENERAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance on a temporary basis for a limited period of time It can be used to pay for basic needs that include rent/lot rent; interest on original mortgage; utilities-gas, electric, and water; burial; and food vouchers for clients who are unable to work Can not be on Subsidized Housing

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm



It's not enough that I should succeed -- others should fail.
-- David Merrick




HACAP - Waterfront

20 Miles Away

367 Southgate Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

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Services:
ENERGY ASSISTANCE DROP OFF SITE ONLY: Assists low-income homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season Assistance is based on household income, size, type of fuel and type of housing The application period is from October 1 (for elderly and disabled households) and November 1 through April 30th for the rest of the households Persons applying must meet 150% poverty guidelines If over the guidelines and have medical expense, can be between 151% to 175% of poverty guidelines

HEAD START: Provides comprehensive child development experience to children ages three to five Comprehensive social service, health, education, nutrition, and parent involvement components are also provided Volunteer role models/mentors are needed at breakfast and lunch times Must meet income guidelines, bring immunization records, income statements and social security card/number to application appointment

SWIM PASSES: Helps provide discounted swim passes for the North Liberty Recreation Department.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: Provides safe, stable, and secure housing for homeless families Referrals to job training programs, education, and community programs Thirty hour per week requirement; monthly life skill class and regular meetings with Family Support worker are required To be eligible for the program, must be homeless with children The rent is 30% of adjusted income.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm



Man’s power of choice enables him to think like an angel or a devil, a king or a slave. Whatever he chooses, mind will create and manifest.
-- Frederick Bailes




Crisis Center of Johnson County

20 Miles Away

1121 Gilbert Court
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 351-0128

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Services:
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR: Provides Minor car repair, in special circumstances

CLOTHING VOUCHERS: Provides clothing vouchers to second-hand stores maximum once every six months

COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Provides speakers for almost any need: volunteering, suicide and suicide prevention, etc Call to schedule a speaker

CRISIS INTERVENTION: Crisis counseling available 24 hours, seven days a week Face-to-face counseling available 9 am to 11pm Online Crisis Chat Services available through the website

DISASTER RELIEF: Provides long term recovery support in natural disasters through case advocacy

FOOD BANK: Provides weekly supplemental food bags to Johnson County residents

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Answers on where to turn for services available in Johnson County Assistance with almost any question Available 24 hours a day

PRESCRIPTIONS: If the Free Medical Clinic cannot help you, the Emergency Assistance program can pay up to $25 per individual per year

PROJECT HOLIDAY: Provides a food box to make a holiday meal in December. registration is required and happens in November

RENT DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE: Rent deposit assistance is available on Mondays at 11 am on a lottery basis

RENT ASSISTANCE: Helps with overdue rent on Mondays at 11 am on a lottery basis

SUICIDE SURVIVORS SUPPORT GROUP: Meets on the first Thursday of the month from 7 pm-8:30 pm The group is designed for people who have lost a loved one to suicide

TRANSIENT SERVICES: Provides one-time transportation assistance to people who do not live in Johnson County and are stranded here Assistance to next largest town such as Cedar Rapids or Davenport Small car repair and assistance with gasoline (if funds available) Additional eligibility requirements apply-call for more information

UTILITY BILL ASSISTANCE: Helps with past due gas, water and electric bill It is available on Mondays at 11 am on a lottery basis. If your name is chosen then the Crisis Center of Johnson County may help with the last $100 of one of your utility bills

UTILITY DEPOSITS: Emergency funds are available on a limited basis for utility deposits and past due bills

Hours:
Crisis line answered Mon-Sun 24/7. Food bank hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 12 noon-4:30 pm, Tue 12 Noon-7 pm, Emergency Assistance Mon-Fri 12 Noon-4:30 pm
Office hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm



The highest of distinctions is service to others.
-- King George Vi




Commission of Veterans Affairs - Johnson County

20 Miles Away

855 South Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 356-6049

Services:
BENEFITS ASSISTANCE: Helps eligible veterans apply for compensation and pension programs to assist veterans and their dependents, obtaining military records and awards, distributing grave markers and flag holders for Johnson County, networking with Veteran's Administration Hospitals, networking with other VA facilities and social service agencies, conducts Mind Body Medicine Support Groups for PTSD

BURIAL ASSISTANCE: Assists with funeral expenses, burial expenses and grave markers, obtaining a flag

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Veterans may receive 3 months of temporary assistance Assistance may include utilities, rent, original mortgage interest, funeral, burial expenses and grave markers

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-12 noon,12:30 pm-4:30 pm



Honesty is a word that is hardly ever spoken Deceit is a word that makes hearts broken Love is a word spoken many, many times Hate is a word that brings out prejudiced crimes Trying is a word actions taken that are confusing Giving-up is a word not or winning but of losing Beginning is a word that means a new start Forever is a word that doesn't play its part Breeze is a word talking about the wind Fresh is a word telling how to begin.
-- Tiffanni Pirwitz