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Housing Assistance In The Iowa Region

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Community Action Agency



Contact
2700 Leech Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 274-1610


Description
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM provides comprehensive, research-based early childhood services to children ages 0-5

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SCSEP) helps low-income older adults 55+ to find employment

CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP) provides meal reimbursements and nutrition education to registered child care providers

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT SELF-SUFFICIENCY (FaDSS) helps people transition from welfare to work, helping families set and achieve goals

TRANSITIONAL AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING (Crossroads Shelter for Homeless Women and Children and Welcome Home) provides housing and helps the homeless become self-sufficient

GEORGE J. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL FOOD BANK serves families in crisis by providing nutritious food

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE/GENERAL ASSISTANCE provides assistance in areas such as rent/mortgage payments, utilities, medical and dental needs, prescriptions, burials, and transportation as income eligibility guidelines and funding allow

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) pays a portion of a family's heating bill for the winter season; available November 1-April 30

WEATHERIZATION helps save energy costs by making homes more energy efficient

Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm

Area Served
Woodbury County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-19

SID
3146

User Rating
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Des Moines County Community Action



Contact
700 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA 52601
(319) 753-2893


Description
Contact Person: Maureen Kemp Hours: M-F 8-4:30

Hours
M-F 8 - 4:30

Area Served
Des Moines County

Filed Under
Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-22

SID
3149

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Community Action of Eastern Iowa



Contact
240 N Bluff Blvd
Suite 203
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-5220


Description
COMMUNITY ACTION OF EASTERN IOWA, a United Way partner agency, provides a wide variety of services for low-income households, including energy assistance, rental assistance, Head Start applications, school supplies distribution and other special projects.

Hours
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

Area Served
Clinton County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-17

SID
3151

User Rating
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Community Action of Eastern Iowa



Contact
101 Lynn St
Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 275-4315


Description
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

Area Served
Cedar County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-22

SID
3160

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North Iowa Community Action



Contact
1206 S Main St
Charles City, IA 50616
(641) 228-2893


Description
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program: provides financial assistance for a portion of home heating bills for the winter months, emergency fuel deliveries, and assistance with furnace repairs or replacement. Qualified applicants may be eligible for Weatherization services in order to reduce the cost of energy consumption in their homes.

*Emergency Financial Assistance: may be available to qualified individuals for rent, rent deposits, and utility deposits from United Way funds as well as assistance with past due utility bills from funds contributed by local utility companies.

*Self-Sufficiency Development: FaDSS and Community Partners provide support through a home visiting process to assist families moving from welfare to work as well as to work with families coping with multiple challenges to self-sufficiency including financial crises or financial management.

Hours
Contact office for specific hours

Area Served
Floyd County

Not Yet Validated

SID
3278

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HACAP Corporate Office



Contact
1515 Hawkeye Dr
Hiawatha, IA 52233
(319) 393-7811


Description
ADOPT-A-FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS: This program is for Linn County low-income families who do not have funds available for Christmas Families are matched with organizations, individuals, etc., that provide food, gifts and delivery Adoption is not guaranteed Must be referred by a cooperating agency, no self-referrals

CACFP (CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM): This program works with registered child care development home providers to improve the nutritional level of the children they serve via nutrition classes and home visits The program reimburses registered providers for providing USDA approved meals and snacks, thus ensuring the nutrition children need to grow. CACFP also promotes small business development at the local level Contact staff at (319) 739-0600

CHILD CARE PROVIDER TRAINING AND EDUCATION: Paces to Qualify works with home and center-based child care providers to increase the quality of care through on-site consultation, materials and equipment, technical assistance and training Anyone interested in opening a home-based child care business or improving quality of care in center-bases programs, can call for assistance

CHILD HEALTH/CARE FOR KIDS: Provides care coordination to families by informing them of available resources regarding their health care needs such as doctor and dental possibilities Primarily for 0 - 21 years of age Must be on Hawk-I or have no health insurance

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE: Educational presentations available on HACAP services and poverty in our community, support with program/project development to address community needs, application assistance to apply for HACAP sponsored mini-grants available to start up new community development projects, support in collaborative initiatives and partnerships to address identified gaps in services, community building activities that support and encourage community involvement/engagement, linkage supports for groups/organizations seeking resources.

CRISIS CHILD CARE PROGRAM: Crisis calls are answered 24/7 by dialing 319-393-6355
This program offers safe shelter for children in times of family crisis Crisis may include high levels of stress, medical or psychiatric emergency, domestic violence, housing Care is short-term and free of charge to all Linn and Benton County families regardless of income Care is offered by home providers who participate in both a certified training program and the USDA Child Care Food Program

EMBRACE IOWA: A project through the Des Moines Register that is administered by the CAP agencies in the state and is only accessible during a certain time period Applications considered for this are households at or below 150% of the federal HHS 2009 poverty guidelines Community Action Agencies may make exceptions to this on a case-to-case basis if there has been significant loss of income to the household in the past 90 days

Requests that are considered for this project may include beds, clothing, car repairs, medical expenses (including pharmacy, dental and corrective lenses), furniture, rent, utilities, home repairs, household items, appliances, and miscellaneous other things (computer, etc.) If there is not a service available to assist someone, this could be a possibility for them to apply for these funds during this time period The maximum dollar amount awarded per household is $500

ENERGY ASSISTANCE: 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

FOOD RESERVOIR: Supplies food to food assistance programs in the area This is open to eligible 501(C) 3 organizations This is not open to individuals

HACAP: HR

HAWK-I INSURANCE: Applications are available for this DHS health insurance coverage program for children This program is for children under 19 years of age, be uninsured, ineligible for Medicaid, meet the income limits, US citizen, or lawfully admitted alien
(Services Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington Counties)

HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START: Provides comprehensive child development experience to children ages zero 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 Families must meet the income guidelines for the program At application time, must bring immunization records, income statements and social security card/number

HOME ENERGY SAVER PROGRAM: Provides energy efficiency services to homeowners/renters who meet guidelines Work may include sealing air filtration leaks, high-density insulation, heating system repair or replacement, refrigerator diagnostic and replacement along with utility measures such as aerators, low flow showerheads, pipe wrap, waterbed blankets, carbon monoxide detectors, and compact florescent light bulbs

HOMELESS CHILDREN'S TRUST: Provides funding for emergency needs such as child care, health care, protective clothing to homeless children when no other assistance is available Also provides a Christmas party Serves homeless families with children between infant and 18 years old

LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION SERVICE: In conjunction with the Weatherization Assistance Program, provides lead hazard reduction services to home owners of housing built before 1978 in the Cedar Rapids city limits in association with the Cedar Rapids Housing Rehab and Linn County Public Health Department Lead Paint Poisoning and Prevention Program

PARENT EDUCATION ON CHOOSING A CHILD CARE: The program provides both verbal and written parent education (including information on child care regulations and indicators of quality)

RENT REBATE: HACAP can mail out rent rebate forms to the public for the rent rebate The program is operated by the Iowa Department of Revenue and questions can be answered by that office Persons eligible or the program must be 65 years of age or totally disabled and 18 years of age or older by December 31st of the year they are submitting the rebate for; income requirements

RESPITE CARE: This program offers free scheduled child care to Linn County families for situations such as attending parenting classes, attending therapy or counseling sessions, or personal time for a parent who is having trouble coping de to substance abuse, grief, depression or difficulty in parenting Other circumstances determined on an individual basis

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Volunteer opportunities abound with HACAP Opportunities to volunteer can be found in the food reservoir, transitional housing, respite care, Head Start, etc., Call for information

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM: Provides major energy efficiency services without cost to homeowners or renters who meet guidelines Installation of work measurers are measured by a computerized energy audit Work includes sealing air filtration leaks, high-density insulation, health and safety check, heating system repair or replacement, water heaters, refrigerator diagnostic and replacement along with utility measures such as aerators, low-flow showerheads, pipe wrap, carbon monoxide detectors, and compact florescent light bulbs Some minor repair is allowable for health and safety reasons

WIC/MATERNAL HEALTH/WELL CHILD SCREENING: This program offers well-child clinics, WIC - Women, Infants, and Children's supplemental food programs and maternal health services, EPSDT care for kids program, dental program, HAWK-I, prenatal education services and outreach Eligibility requirements for WIC pregnant women and children, birth - 5 years; for immunizations birth - 18; for all other screenings

Hours
Office Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Area Served
Linn County

Not Yet Validated

SID
3303

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HACAP Anamosa Office



Contact
105 Broadway Pl
Anamosa, IA 52205
(319) 462-4343


Description
CARE AND SHARE (TOYS FOR KIDS): Provides gifts and a food box for families that live in Jones county that have children 13 years of age and younger

ENERGY ASSISTANCE: 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 (elderly and disabled households) and November 1 through April 30 for the other households. Must meet 150% of poverty guidelines If over the guidelines and have medical expense, can be between 151% to 175 % of the poverty guidelines

FOOD PANTRY: (Jones County Community Cupboard) Food Pantry available to Jones County residents No income 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.

Hours
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Area Served
Jones County

Not Yet Validated

SID
3307

User Rating
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HACAP North Benton Office



Contact
202 E 4th St
Vinton, IA 52349
(319) 472-4761


Description
CHORE PROGRAM: Provides outside chore services which include lawn mowing, leaf raking, snow removal and more for the elderly and handicapped

CONGREATE MEALS: Nutritious meal and socialization for older adults Transportation provided by Benton County Transportation and daily activities planned

ENERGY ASSISTANCE: 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 (elderly and disabled households) and November 1 through April 30th for the rest of the households Must meet 150% of the poverty guidelines If over the guidelines and have medical expenses, 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

HOME DELIVERED MEALS: Delivery of noon meal Liquid supplements are available Frozen meals are also available
Vinton - Hot meals delivered Wednesdays
Urbana - Hot meals delivered Sunday - Friday
All of Benton County - Frozen meals and liquid supplements are available to all residents

Hours
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Area Served
Benton County

Not Yet Validated

SID
3310

User Rating
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HACAP Urban Office



Contact
1328 2nd SE Ave
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
(319) 366-7632


Description
ENERGY ASSISTANCE: Assists low-income homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter season Assistance is based n household income, size, type of fuel and type of housing The application period is from October 1 (for elderly and disabled households) and November through April 30th for the rest of the households Must meet 150% of poverty guidelines.

HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START: Provides comprehensive child development experience to children ages zero 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 Families must meet the income guidelines for the program At application time, must bring immunization records, income statements and social security card/number.

I-SMILE ORAL HEALTH PROGRM: All 739-1545 for dental referrals for children and pregnant women Provides oral health education including prevention, care coordination, education/training and linkage with healthcare providers and community partners for primarily children between ages 0 - 5 It may be able to assist persons up to 21 years of age in some circumstances This program serves individuals up to 21 years of age

WIC/MATERNAL HEALTH/WELL CHILD SCREENING: This program offers well-child clinics, WIC - Women, Infants, and Children's supplemental food programs and maternal health services, EPSDT Care for Kids program, dental heath program, prenatal education services and outreach Eligibility requirements for WIC pregnant women and children, birth - 5 years.

Hours
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

Area Served
Linn County

Not Yet Validated

SID
3317

User Rating
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Helping Hands Ministry



Contact
601 2nd SE Ave
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
(319) 366-2651


Description
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: CALLERS MUST CALL THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE NEXT MONTH TO GET ASSISTANCE. Provides limited financial assistance for rent, rent deposits, utilities, utility deposit for those in Linn County with emergency needs; referrals and advocacy. Miscellaneous assistance with photo ID, Birth certificate cost

FLOOD GRANT: A ONE TIME only $300 for home repair, car repair, rent, utilities, gas for their vehicle etc. Helping Hands will explain to them what they can use the money for

Hours
Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm, FOR RENT OR UTILITY ASSISTANCE CALL THE LAST WEEK OF THE MONTH FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Area Served
Linn County

Not Yet Validated

SID
3333

User Rating
0 0

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