Housing Now! Launches First Volunteer-Based Home Rehab Project!
Housing Now! is a new program of the Access Community Action Agency that rehabilitates multi-family homes to provide safe and affordable housing to the region's working families. The program uses a combination of local contractors, volunteer labor, in-kind support, and monetary donations on its projects.
Housing Now! Needs volunteers for its very first multi-family home rehabilitation project. We are looking for individual community members, business and organization teams, college students and youth, and more. All volunteers have the option to join the Windham Area Hour Exchange to earn "time dollars" for their Housing Now! volunteer efforts!
You don't have to be skilled in any of the construction or finishing trades to participate. We welcome volunteers with all levels of experience ... from experts to enthusiastic learners. And, if construction isn't your speed, there are numerous other volunteer opportunities associated with the project that don't require you to swing a hammer.
Click here to learn more about how you can improve local familes' lives and help our whole community.
Energy Assistance Available
Applications for energy assistance for the 2013-2014 heating season are now being accepted by the Access Community Action Agency. Program eligibility is determined by total household gross income and is available for all heated households using oil, kerosene, propane, wood, coal, electric, or natural gas heat except motor homes and campers.
Residents of Windham and Tolland counties can contact Access in Willimantic at 860-450-7400 or in Danielson at 860-412-1600 to make an appointment to determine eligibility and to find out what documentation they will need to bring to their appointments. Appointments are currently available during the agency’s normal business hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The Energy Assistance program is designed to offset winter heating costs for low-income (below 60% of state median income) households in Windham and Tolland counties. Benefits are determined by total household gross income and liquid assets.
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We would like to thank the individuals, foundations, and corporations who support the Access mission.
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