Address:350 High StChestertown, MD 21620Map & Directions
Services: RENTAL ASSISTANCE:Provides rental subsidy payments for low income households who are homeless, or experiencing a critical or emergency housing need such as potential eviction, etc. Vendor payments are made to the landlord for the eligible household for a period not to exceed 12 months. Maryland Rental Allowance Program Income Limits, 2012: Family size and gross monthly income: 1 person $18,500 2 persons $21,150 3 persons $23,800 4 persons $26,450 5 persons $28,550 6 persons $30,650 7 persons $32,750 8 persons $34,900
Eligibility: See notes.
Address:105 N Mill StChestertown, MD 21620Map & Directions
Services: Note: Serves approximately 6 clients during operating hours. - FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides emergency financial assistance, up to $100-$200 once per calendar year per household, for eviction prevention, first month's rent, utility cut-off and prescription assistance. Client must have all money toward bill except $100 to qualify for assistance. -
Eligibility: Low-income residents.
Address:529 Edmund StAberdeen, MD 21001Map & Directions
Services: Offers an array of services to the residents of Harford County.SERVICES:1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides $100 (does not have to be the last $100) towards an eviction notice or a utility turn-off notice. The funds are paid directly to either the landlord or the utility provider. Must have current photo ID, proof of need, proof of income and social security card. Call to schedule an appointment. Appointments are scheduled within 48hours.2) FOOD PANTRY: Walk-in during business hours to receive one bag of non-perishable food. This is limited to once every 30 days. Must bring current photo ID and social security card. No referral needed.3) WRAPAROUND MENTORING: Provides 1-1 mentoring and goal setting with children in elementary and middle school and their families. Children that are served in this program exhibit behavioral problems at school or in the home. No referral needed. 4) SUMMER DAY CAMP: Offers children 4-15 a 7-week summer day camp. Walk-in for an application ($30) and return April-late June. The academic and recreational based camp is $475. Scholarships are available and will accept Purchase of Care vouchers. Installment payments accepted for the $475.5) 1ST TIME HOMEBUYER: Purchases and refurbishes homes in Harford County to resell them to low-moderate income families several times a year. There is a set income eligibility, the family must be at or below 50%-80% of the FPL. If the family is accepted into the program they will be required to take homebuyer workshops.6) ADDICTIONS SUPPORT: Spiritual peer support group, meets on Tue, 7-9PM.7) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE:o School Supplies 2012: Event Under the Tent runs the 2nd Sat in Sept. Provides school supplies, cleaning products, and food. The date will be 9/8/2012.o Thanksgiving 2012: Provides Thanksgiving baskets to those in need (about 100 families). Call early Sept to sign-up. Distribution will be 11/19/12.o Christmas 2012: Offers a Harvest Dinner the first Wed of December. Provides a hot meal, cleaning supplies, toys, hats, gloves, and gifts for seniors. No need to call, walk-in on 12/5/12.
Eligibility: Residents of Harford County in need of assistance.
Address:222 Law StAberdeen, MD 21001Map & Directions
Services: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance to those in need once every 12 months to assist with BGE turn-off notices, eviction prevention (Failure to Pay Rent Notice or Court Notice), security deposits (must have a lease) and prescriptions. Provides up to $100 for prescriptions and up to $75 for other financial concerns.
Eligibility: Open to anyone in need, who lives within the catchment area. Financial assistance is available once every 12 months.
Documents To Bring: Call for information.
Address:300 Seneca AveHavre De Grace, MD 21078Map & Directions
Services: Provides assistance to residents of Harford County. SERVICES: 1) FOOD CLOSET: Non-perishable food is provided to those in need by appointment only on Tues and Thur. Can only be utilized once per month..2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides financial assistance to persons with court-ordered evictions or utility cut-offs (MEAP eligible) when funds are available. Limited to once per year. ELIGIBILITY FOR MEAP and ELECTRIC UNIVERSAL SERVICE PROGRAM GRANTS: Maryland residents whose gross monthly household incomes are within the following limits, effective July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013GROSS INCOME Monthly Annually1 $1,628.95 $19,547.502 $2,206.45 $26,477.503 $2,783.95 $33,407.504 $3,361.45 $40,337.505 $3,938.95 $47,267.506 $4,516.45 $54,197.50FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PERSON, ADD $577.50; $6,930.003) EMERGENCY SHELTER: Lodging for one night is provided at a local motel for stranded travelers, homeless persons and evictees. Must go to Police Department after 4PM to apply for a voucher- NO GUARANTEE.4) COUNSELING: Provides Biblically-based counseling and budget counseling to youths and their families.5) YOUTH GROUP: During the school year, on Tues from 6-7:30PM, young people, ages 6 through 17, visit the Corps for a meeting, prayer, dinner, and arts and crafts. Transportation is provided.6) SUMMER CAMP: Provides a one-week camp program in Hedgesville, West Virginia at Camp Tomahawk, in July to approximately 20 youths, ages 6-12, from low income families. Youths are selected on a first come, first served basis. Applicants are encouraged to start calling as early as April. Transportation is provided to the camp.7) VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: Provides Bible instruction, crafts and age-related activities for one week during the summer months at the Corps (ages 6-13). Transportation is provided free of charge. 8) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSEDWALK IN TO SIGN-UP SEPT 15-26.o CHRISTMAS: Offers gift cards and toys to anyone in need. Bring in threegift suggestions$30 or less for children 0-12. o THANKSGIVING: Must come in to sign up. Call before to check availability. MUST have ALL of the following required documentation:--Valid Maryland ID card --SS cards for all household members --Proof of all income sources (pay stubs/DSS/child support, food stamp letter)--Proof of expenses (current electric, gas, oil, water bills; car payment and insurance, etc)--Proof of residence (Section 8, public housing or HUD)--Must provide the paper including the break-down of family members, monthly rent and birth certificates for all children, ages 12 years and under --Must know the clothing & shoe sizes, and 3 specific gift suggestions for all children. 9) DONATIONS : Accepts new clothing, toiletries, gloves, coats, toys and food. Individuals residing in Harford County can have items picked up by calling 1-800-229-7156.
Hours: Closed noon-1PM for lunch.
Eligibility: Individuals and families in need living in Harford County.
Address:BEdgewood, MD 21040Map & Directions
Services: Provides low-income resident emergency food, financial assistance and taxpreparation services. SERVICES: 1) COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY: Provides emergency non-perishable groceries based on size of household, need and what is available. Income eligible MEAP (Maryland Energy Assistance Program) recipients are eligible once a month; others are considered on a individual basis If eligible, groceries are available same day. Occasionally baby formula is available 2) EVICTION PREVENTION/ SECURITY DEPOSITS: Offers financial assistance for court-ordered evictions and mortgage assistance. Also assists with security deposits for individuals or families who are homeless or living in shelters. Provides up to $500 once a year as long as client can come up with the remainder from other organization(Salvation Army, FISH, Churches, etc.). The FAMILY must be homeless or in the verge of homelessness. Will only serve families with children 21 and younger.INCOME ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANCE:Persons per Household Monthly Income1 $1,861.662 $2,521.663 $3,181.664 $3,841.665 $4,501.666 $5,161.66For each additional person, add $660.003) FINANCIAL CASE MANAGEMENT: Provides on-on-one case management services to help clients learn to manage their finances. Located at 626 Towne Center Drive, Suite 204, Joppa 21085. Individuals must be income eligible and should you the chart above to verify.4) GED: Offers 8-12 week GED preparation and adult basic education courses.5) JOB PREPARATION: Offers a one-week intensive job skills program that prepares people for the workforce.6) TAX ASSISTANCE 2012: CLOSEDProvides tax preparation assistance to all residents who made less than $50,000 on 1/28/12-4/7/2012.Call to schedule an appointment Mon-Thur, 8AM-6PM starting 1/3/2012. Call 410-510-7726 EX 230 to schedule an appointment or leave a voice mail message. Appointments are scheduled Tues and Thurs, 3-7PM; Sat, 10AM-3PM.Must bring the following:-- Valid photo ID for self and spouse.-- A Social Security card for EACH family member.-- W-2 forms for all jobs worked in 2011.-- Child care provider - name, address and tax ID number.-- All banking account information (a check and/or savings deposit slip).-- A copy of last year's tax return.-- Any document or information about money received from the IRS, including the advanced Child Tax Credit.-- All 1099 forms for other income, if any.-- Any other tax related documents.NOTE: Every adult listed on the tax form must come to sign the return.
Hours: Mon-Thur, 8:30AM-12:30PM and closed 12:30AM-1:30PM. Individuals can receive food Mon-Fri, 8:30-11:30AM and Mon-Thur, 1:30-4PM **Please be advised- currently experiencing increase in volume, appointments may be late**
Eligibility: Low-income residents. Must meet 200% of poverty level. See notes for eligibility.
Address:810 Aiken AvePerryville, MD 21903Map & Directions
Services: Provides a food pantry and financial assistance to Cecil County residents.SERVICES:1) FOOD PANTRY: Operates a food pantry on Mon, Wed and Fri (morning hours only that varies). May access service once each month.2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance towards the last $50 for eviction prevention, utilities and prescription assistance. Proof of need, Social Security Card and Photo ID required. Call ahead to find out if funds are available.
Eligibility: Anyone in need.
Address:960 Craigtown RdPort Deposit, MD 21904Map & Directions
Services: Provides a food pantry, financial assistance and support services to residents living with in the catchment area.SERVICES:,
Hours: Intake Hours: Mon & Wed 1-3PM, Tues & Thur 9:30-11:30AM.
Eligibility: Open to the public.
Address:103 S Hickory AveBel Air, MD 21014Map & Directions
Services: LEGAL SERVICES: Provides assistance with civil (non-criminal) legal problems, including family and domestic disputes, housing, unemployment, public benefits issues and consumer problems. Services provided to disadvantaged elderly individuals include legal problems such as SSA, SSI, and Medicare, landlord problems, utility turn-offs, nursing home problems and assisted living. Will refer to other resources if cannot assist client. Will also provide mortgage foreclosure counseling and representation.
Hours: Intake hours are Tue & Thur, 9AM-Noon.
Eligibility: Limited income persons up to age 59. Senior citizens, ages 60 and older, have no income limitations.
Address:15 S Main St #106Suite 106Bel Air, MD 21014Map & Directions
Services: RENTAL ALLOWANCE PROGRAM: Must first sign up through the department of social services. Provides a rental subsidy to eligible participants for up to twelve months. The program is designed to give rental assistance to families in a crisis or transitional period. Program assists families in obtaining a stable housing situation. RENTAL ALLOWANCE PROGRAM INCOME LIMITS- Effective 2012Family size and gross monthly income:1 person $18,750 2 persons $21,450 3 persons $24,100 4 persons $26, 800 5 persons $28,950 6 persons $31,1007 persons $33,200 8 persons $35,350
Eligibility: Low-income persons with critical housing needs. Must have an additional source of income and a plan for financial improvement.