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Alabama Housing Assistance/Cash Assistance Programs

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Alabama Housing Finance Authority
PO Box 230909
Montgomery, AL 36120-0759
Phone: 800-782-7656
TTY: 334-271-6785
Makes mortgages affordable for lower income home buyers who have disabilities or disabled dependents living with them.

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Alabama DHR Family Assistance Division
Alabama Department of Human Resources
Family Assistance Division
50 North Ripley Stree
Montgomery Alabama 36130
(334) 242-1773
(334) 242-1950
Temporary cash assistance, child care assistance, job training.

Alabama Department of Human Resources Food Stamp Division
50 North Ripley Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
(334) 242-0143
Provides monthly benefits to eligible low income households to help them buy the food they need for good health.

Alabama Habitat for Humanity
P.O. Box 11742
Montgomery AL 36111-1742
Phone: 334-244-0850
Fax: 334-270-5983
Builds homes for very low-income families.

Alabama Home Modification Forum
Agencies which assist in making homes accessible.

Benefits Check Up
Find programs for seniors that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services.

Consumer Involvement Fund
Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities
100 North Union Street
PO Box 301410
Montgomery, AL 36130-1410
Phone: 800-232-2158
Provides funds for individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members, or their guardians to participate in conferences, training events, public forums, focus groups, committees, task forces, hearings and other similar activities.

Emergency Food Assistance Program
Mr. Donny Cooper
Food Distribution Program
Department of Education
5306 Gordon Persons Bldg.
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 26130-2101
Tel: 334-242-8240
Fax: 334-242-2475
School Lunch Program and Summer Food Service Program, which provides free, nutritious meals to school-aged children in low-income areas during school vacations.

Online search to help you find benefits you may be eligible for.

HUD Home Modification
U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Medical Forum Building
950 22nd Street North Suite 900
Birmingham, AL 35203
Home improvement and modification loans.

Individual and Family Supports
Phone: 888-759-5600
Provides flexible support for people with developmental disabilities and their families - things that other agencies cannot.

LIHEAP Assistance for Alabama
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Community Services Division
P.O. Box 5690
Montgomery, AL 36103-5690
Fax: 1-334-242-4205 TDD:
Assists eligible low-income households in meeting the heating or cooling portion of their residential energy needs.

Rural Development - Alabama
USDA Rural Development State Office
Suite 601, Sterling Centre
4121 Carmichael Road
Montgomery, AL 36106-3683
Telephone Number: (334) 279-3400
Fax Number: (334) 279-3403
TDD/TTY Number: (334) 279-3495
Loans and grants to help rural residents buy homes, and rental assistance.

Social Security Disability
2001 12th Ave. North
Birmingham, AL 35285
Phone: 800-772-1213
Benefits for people who have worked in jobs covered by Social Security, and have a medical condition that meets Social Security's definition of disability.

Social Security Supplemental Income
Phone: 800-772-1213
Helps aged, blind, and disabled people, who have little or no income, with basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter.

Statewide Technology Access and Response for Alabamians with Disabilities (STAR)
2125 East South Boulevard
PO Box 20752
Montgomery, AL 36120-0759
Phone: 334-613-3480
TTY: 334-613-3519
Toll Free:800-782-7656
Ability Loans for technical and accessibility needs. Collects and lends equipment and assistive devices.

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
Alabama Department of Public Health
The RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Serves low and moderate income pregnant and breastfeeding women and women who have just had a baby, infants and children up to 5 years who are at nutritional risk.

United Way in Alabama
Addresses and web links for local United Way organizations. Referrals to agencies that provide financial assistance with housing, rent, utility payments, food, clothing, medical services, rehabilitation, elder care, counseling and a range of individual and family needs.

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missjanie   in reply to Family Endeavors
Also they can call the national vet hotline 18774AIDVETS from any location :-)
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Family Endeavors
For those veterans who are facing homelessness and are in need of emergency financial assistance, please contact Family Endeavors in the Montgomery Area 334-513-1855, Birmingham area 205-396-3630 or Northport/Tuscaloosa area 205-533-1010
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woman in a shoe   in reply to autistic boys mommy
hi type need help city state read each one till u see the one u need u mite have to go on more than one pg good luck
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autistic boys mommy
single mom with autistic son, caregiver to my son and recently deceased grandmother. since her passing ive gained part time employment during his school hours but between his check and my income I cannot catch up of $425 rent almost 3mths past due and power bill for 1 month $400.he receives few food stamps but I cant or get public housing because of prior felonies when younger, already used community action this year, tried child support received nothing , waiting on another court date,advertised for room mate ,none yet, he is 8 non verbal and still wears diapers but very wits end ..any suggestions...if I could only get assistance with partial lights and rent
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woman in a shoe   in reply to EEOC,MENTAL ILLNESS,DISABILITY
For bills type need help city state read each one very carefully till u see the one u need u mite have to go on more than one pg good luck
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Single parent, worked since the 8th grade worked last job for over 13 years, filed an EEOC charge and was terminated, losing my home to foreclosure after 16 years.We are now in a foreclosure that does not have any heat as the heating was stolen before we moved in.We currently live on $190.00 a month and food stamps which of course doesnt cover utilities.I have applied for my disability for manic depression/anxiety, which has now removed all chances of me using my BA in Criminal Justice...With the loss of my job and home we need so much at this time, but with the snow and current weather conditions here in Bham, Al we need the heating unit first all and any help is appreciated in advance....Thanks
Im currentlu in need of residential assistance . I have 2 boys,9&2,and im currently living in the Montgomery, Al area. 2 months ago ,i got evicted from my apartment, and so i moved in with my youngest son father,everything went down hill from verbal abusive to physical with me and my kids. The last time he hit me i left. We are currently living in a hotel and are in desperate need of a home or apartmnet. If someone find it in their heart to help us,it will be greatly appreciate. Im also currentlu working but i dont have a car . May God bless you and Thank you greatiously.
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I am a struggling mother of three and I am in need of help. Almost a year ago, I lost my apartment and have being staying with different people. My mother had lost her house right before I lost my apartment and she too had been staying with different people. A few months back she received a blessing. This guy gave her a trailer through the church and now has another one. She gave me the trailer and it really needs some work done to it. I have no money to get it fixed and my kids want to be in there own home in their own bed. Please, I really need some help getting it fixed. I am praying that God sends my family and I a blessing.
I have been severly disabled medically and unable to work for over 3 years. Unfortunately the physicians are still trying to figure out what is wrong. And it is taking forever to get social security disability. Our medical bills are piling up so high. My husband had a wonderful job for over 20 years but recently lost it do to cut backs. We were able to keep our heads afloat with this job but now we are struggling really bad. We are unable to pay our house note, medical bills, food and other bills. We are at the risk of losing our home now. We have 2 kids, 11 years old and 6 years old. My husband is in the process of a possible job replacement at this time but in the meantime we cannot keep our heads above water. Does anyone know of any help out there? We would be so grateful!!! Thank you!
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I'm in need of some financial help, don't know where to turn I'm 53 yr old female, 2 weeks ago I had a heart attack and now the Dr. says I can't work. I have applied for SS. But in the meantime I need help with rent and utility bill. What agency will help. Thanks
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I have 3 kids and I have been struggling so badly, my income is not enough to do anything, my water has been off for 2 weeks and we have been filling up jugs and boiling water for us to take baths. My oldest daughter burnt herself really bad trying to help me fill up the tub. I got a 7 day notice to pay rent or get out lastvweek and I have no family to turn to. I have tried every agency but no one is doing any assistance because they dont have funding. I am praying for help from anyone, but if not im still thankful that we are all healthy because it could be worse. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Bless all
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Andy Bell
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Alabama Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 1488
Auburn, AL 36831
(334) 737-6041
Builds homes in partnership with very low-income families.
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I am a single mother of 3 and pregnant with my 4th, I recently lost everything, my car, my house, my job, and the help and support of my children's father. What specific programs can help with housing and job placement for a pregnant woman?
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 in response to Jaie...   Go to the site Modest Needs, they will help. Fill out simply form and provide information they need. They will put your request in when everything done. It takes a few weeks but usually you can get the help needed. My daughter got money for a car repair in about three weeks. This is a great organization!
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 in response to lashaun34...   Yes ~ Depending on where you live you can contact Child Care Central. I did and they certainly help me a great deal.
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 in response to holdmyheadhigh...   Theres Housing assistance, they'll help you get a place for almost nothing. and you can call the power company and get on the budget plan that helps with the cost of electric, with that you can sign up for foodstamps and cash assistance till you get on your feet, theres alot of programs out there you just have to get off your butt and get it done. Don't wait till the last minute go and fill out the forms and get the process rolling.....theres alot of great programs tht will help, but there not gonna come looking for you, you have to go and get them.
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On Dec 12, 2011, someone broke into our home and stole all of our valuables and set our house on fire.So whatever was not stolen was destroyed by the fire. Our insurance does not cover our belongings or a place to live while we are working on getting our lives back together. The red cross gave us a room for 2 days, but we will be without our home for longer than that. Is there any assistance for something like this?
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Is their any assistance for child care for working parents. My child daycare is 900.00 and I can not afford to pay it. My daycare expenses is 100.00 a week. Any info or help would be more than appreciated.
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I need help I have two sons age 16 months and me and my husband can't pay for our heat and electricity I'm afraid it will be shut off soon we don't have jobs to pay for it our only vehicle is falling apart I have no money to get a new one I don't know what to do. I need help for me and my family.
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Im 27, pregnant and in need of somewhere to go. I have no friends or family. I have almost everything I need for my baby but my room mate says I have to go when I have my baby. Is there some help out there
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