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Assist Agency offering help for those struggling

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Posted at 11:46 AM, Jan 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 13:35:38-05

The Assist Agency has three programs to help people who are struggling financially, struggling due to COVID-19 or still trying to recover from Hurricane Laura.

COVID financial assistance for Acadia, Jeff Davis and Vermilion Parish residents

The Agency received a grant to help Acadia, Jeff Davis and Vermilion Parish residents who are struggling financially due to the coronavirus. The funds are provided by Community Services Block Grant CARES Act funds. Help is available for rent or mortgage, utilities or other necessities.

The COVID-19 virus must have directly affected at least one member of the household that is applying. Written proof that the virus was the cause of the situation is required. Applicants must meet all requirements and live in Acadia, Jeff Davis, or Vermilion Parish. Applicants who received assistance within the last 12 months are not eligible.

Call the Assist Agency for an appointment: Acadia Office 337-788-7551 ext. 138; Jeff Davis Office 337-824-7800; Vermilion Office 337-898-9554.

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Financial assistance in Acadia Parish

The Agency has also received a grant to help Acadia Parish residents struggling financially and need help with their rent or mortgage and utilities.

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program can assist if you have experienced a recent emergency situation and meet eligibility requirements. Many situations can qualify as an emergency, illness, temporary reduction of income, unexpectedly high utility bill, and more.

Applicants must meet all eligibility requirements and live in Acadia Parish. Call the Assist Agency for an appointment at 337-788-7551 ext. 138 for appointment.

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Hurricane Laura help for Acadia, Vermilion and Jeff Davis parishes

Assist Agency is accepting applications for families directly affected by Hurricane Laura in Acadia Vermilion and Jeff Davis parishes with insurance deductibles on home repairs due to storm damage due to storm damage, rent, and/or utility deposits and other basic support. Evidence of your claim such as FEMA disaster number must be provided.

Call to make an appointment:

Acadia Parish
11 N. Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, La. 70526
337-788-7551, ext. 138

Jeff Davis Parish
107 E. Nezpique
Jennings, La. 70546
337-824-7800

Vermilion Parish
407 Charity St.
Abbeville, La. 70510
337-898-9554

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