Staff of the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency held a program to help out residents in the area. If you’re struggling with some of your bills, there is a place and group that could possibly help.
The staff at the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency held an outreach event to help residents complete applications with finding affordable housing, paying utility bills and more.
The agency also says it’s about making people aware that the organization is in the community.
“Alot of people don’t know about our programs, and I think that’s why we’re here is to make them more aware on what we have to offer. They know about DHHS, and St. Vincent DePaul. NEMCSA has a lot of programs that people don’t know about, and they’re really good programs that will help them with a lot,” Kendall-Thompson said.
Kendall–Thompson said it doesn’t hurt to ask for help, especially if there’s a place or organization that is created just to do that.
“It doesn’t hurt to ask. A lot of people don’t know what counts as income, a lot of people think food stamps count as income but we don’t count that for the heat assistance program for example. But other than that they don’t have income so they come in and only have food stamps, they’re going to qualify for the program because they have zero income,” she added.
When it comes to the application income guidelines are limited. Kendall–Thompson said NEMCSA plans to hold more events like the one in the future to help out residents and other community based needs in the area.