Washington County Community Action Council, Inc
(8 Miles Away - Go to:
Address: 117 Summit Ave Hagerstown, MD 21740 Map & Directions Hagerstown, MD Financial Assistance) Telephone: (301) 797-4161 Website: http://www.wccac.org Services: OVERVIEW: Provides emergency assistance, education, and ongoing case management to eligible county residents in need. - - SERVICES: - 1) EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Offers assistance with court evictions, first month’s rent, food pantry services, utility termination and information and referral to other community programs. Must make an appointment and meet income guidelines. Appointments are made on a same-day, first-come, first-serve basis. - - 2) FOOD PANTRY: Issues county food bank cards. Cards maybe used once a month at any participating food pantries throughout the county. Must meet income guidelines. - - 3) HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS: Provides comprehensive ways to help with housing issues. The programs are designed for individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness, transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing or receiving section 8 housing. Ongoing case management is required with these programs. - - 4) HOUSING COUNSELING: Offers clients landlord/tenant counseling, mortgage default counseling, pre-purchase counseling and reverse mortgage counseling. A housing counselor works with the client to remain in their existing home or find a better housing situation. These services are also available to landlords. - - 5) PROPERTY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Provides eligible low income renters with affordable properties to rent and provides households with energy saving improvements to help reduce heating and cooling cost. - - 6) TRANSPORTATION: Provides transportation for the elderly, low income individuals, and individuals with disabilities. Offers transport to and from eligible medical appointments as well as additional transportation services. Para-Transit vouchers are accepted or there may be a fee for service. FREE employment transportation for employees of Hopewell Road businesses. Service operates Monday-Friday from downtown to Hopewell Road corridor. Eligibility: Low-income and homeless individuals and families.
Documents To Bring: Must have proof of need for financial assistance as well as photo ID, proof of residency, Social Security cards for all household members, proof of all household income for the past 30 days (paystubs, bank statements), name of home energy provider and account number, copy of most recent utility bills and if renting bring a copy of your lease.