Utility Bills

Emergency Money To Pay Rent and Utility Bills

The City of Leavenworth, Kansas contracts with Catholic Community Services (CCS) to offer an Emergency Housing Assistance program to families and individuals in need. The program provides counseling and valuable referrals to low-income city residents who are experiencing a housing emergency. Participants may be eligible for financial assistance for food, rent, utility bills and other expenses. Contact: Catholic Community Services (CCS), 716 N. 5th Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048. (913) 651-8060.

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Working and Still Struggling Financially

You can be making up to $35,000 to $40,000 a year and still be eligible for government benefit programs. Like money for food bills, day care, health insurance for you or your children, fuel and utility bills, phone bills, and more. A non-profit organization called SEEDO is developing a web site so people can learn how to take advantage of these programs.

Visit: www.earnbenefits.org

3500 Grant to Improve Your Home So It Cuts Your Utility Bills

This program is called the Energy Efficient Mortgages Program and can be used to make energy-efficient improvements in one to four existing and new homes. The improvements can be included in a borrower’s mortgage only if their total cost is less than the total dollar value of the energy that will be saved during their useful life. The cost of the improvements that may be eligible for financing as part of the mortgage is either 5 percent of the property’s value (not to exceed $8,000) or $4,000–whichever is greater. The maximum mortgage limit for a single-family home is $160,950, plus the cost of the eligible energy-efficient improvements.

Visit: www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/eem/energy-r.cfm