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In Need of Assistance?

If you need assistance, Urban Ministries can help in a variety of ways:

  • Utility bills
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Prescription medications
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Blankets, fans, and air conditioners
  • Clothing and footwear for all ages
  • Children’s school supplies

If you are in need of assistance, we strive to provide resources quickly and efficiently. The below information is necessary to bring with you when you visit our offices. We need all documentation each time aid is requested. Please bring all of the following that apply to you:

Proof of Identity:

  • Proof of Social Security Numbers for everyone in the household
  • Valid Photo ID for the person receiving assistance (CANNOT BE EXPIRED, MUST BE VALID)

Proof of Household GROSS Monthly Income ( for all members of the household over the age of 18):

* GROSS monthly income is the amount of income before any withholdings for taxes, insurance, retirement contributions, etc.

  • If paid weekly, provide last (8) pay stubs
  • If paid bi-weekly, provide last (4) pay stubs
  • For SSI/SSD provide current Social Security Award
  • Most recent LES
  • Veteran’s Disability Award Letter
  • Signed letter from anyone outside of the household who provides financial support
  • Proof of child support and/or alimony received

Proof of all expenses (must be in the persons name requesting assistance, or spouse):

  • Cell phone
  • Child support
  • Medical
  • Insurance
  • Rent or mortgage
  • Utility bills
  • Original AND Cut-off Notice if applying for utility assistance
  • Any other fixed monthly bill

Income Limits for Utility Bill Assistance

To receive assistance with a utility bill, monthly gross income cannot exceed the following amounts:

Size of Household            Income Limit

1                                            $1,264.58  –  $1,616.00

2                                            $1,741.58  –  $1,850.00                                                         

3                                            $2,079.00 – $2,164.58

4                                            $2,308.00 – $2,614.58

5                                            $2,495.00 – $3,064.58

6                                            $2,679.00 –  $3,514.58

7                                            $2,862.00 – $3,964.58

8                                           $3,050.00  – $4,414.58

For each additional family member over 8, add $450

Qualifying Requirements for Fans and Air Conditioners

Fans and Air Conditioners are available on a limited basis, while supplies last.

To receive a fan or air conditioner, you must meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • Disabled
  • Age 55 or over
  • Have children permanently residing in your home
  • Verifiable and qualifying medical condition

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