METRO Jackson Services

METRO Jackson Services to HELP Communities

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MISSISSIPPI REGIONAL HOUSING AUTHORITY VI – METRO JACKSON, MS

Wait List is NOW OPEN For ENROLLMENT!

 

A completed pre-application should include the following:

    A copy of photo ID of Head of Household

    A copy of the Head of Household’s social security card

Incomplete applications cannot be processed and will lead to denial of wait list placement. When claiming a preference, documentation of the preference must be attached to the pre-application. The following preferences are recognized by the PHA:

1.Displaced by a Federally declared natural disaster (fire, flood, earthquake, etc)

2.Displaced by due to code enforcement, public improvement or development

 

3.Elderly

 

4.Disabled or Handicapped

 

5.Transitional housing program including, but not limited to, substance abuse, victims of domestic and mental rehabilitation

 

6.Income Targeting

 

7.Substandard Housing

 

8.Homeless

9.Rent Burden-rent & utilities are more than 50% of gross income

Completing a pre-application does not automatically qualify you for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program or the Public Housing Program nor does it automatically make you eligible to be placed on the waiting list. Eligibility for the waiting list will be determined after the pre-application has been reviewed. Once a determination of eligibility for the waiting list is made, you will be notified by mail. When your name comes to the top of the waiting list, you will be notified to attend an interview to complete a full application. Final determination of eligibility for the program will be made after all verifications have been returned.

Completed pre-applications must be returned no later than October 31, 2010 to:

MRHA VI WAITING LIST

P. O. DRAWER 8746

JACKSON, MS 39284

If returning your completed application by fax please fax to:

(601) 373-9292

MRHA VI

ATTENTION WAITING LIST

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Dial 2-1-1 Mississippi

What is it?

2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects individuals with resources in their community. Not sure where to find help, 2-1-1 offers information on a number of services, including rent assistance, food banks, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, elderly care, financial literacy, job training programs, etc..

Who is eligible to call?

Any individual looking for information or assistance to identify the services best suited to meet his or her needs is eligible to call. Case managers, church leaders, employers, teachers or other agencies calling on behalf of their clients, members, employees or students are also welcome.

When is 2-1-1 available?

2-1-1 Mississippi is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Is 2-1-1 Mississippi a crisis hotline?

2-1-1 Mississippi is not a crisis line. Individuals in immediate crisis should call 911. Individuals looking to speak to a trained counselor should call Mississippi ‘s Crisis Hotline to Help at 601-713-4357

Will 2-1-1 Mississippi provide financial assistance?

2-1-1 Mississippi is a telephone information and referral line. We don’t provide financial assistance; however, we can direct you to agencies in the community that may be able to provide assistance.

What types of calls does 2-1-1 Mississippi receive?

We receive calls regarding health services; food; clothing; housing; government resources; education; employment; counseling; support groups; recreation; community groups; services for children, youth, families and older adults; and many more topics.

Here are a few examples of the types of calls we receive:

What office do I call to request a new street sign?

Is there a support group for cancer patients?

My elderly mother is homebound and needs someone to take her grocery shopping.

Is there a clothing closet near me?

I have a client who needs literacy instruction.

We don’t have health insurance, but my child needs to see a doctor.

Where can I find affordable counseling services?


IMPORTANT NUMBERS

FORECLOSURE AND CREDIT HELP
Nonprofit Homeowners Preservation Foundation & it’s partner organization
1-888-995-HOPE (4673)

Foreclosure Prevention

Having trouble paying your mortgage here are options your lender may have available for you.

*Repayment Plan – a payment plan that will fit your budge & possibly bring your account current by the end     of the plan.

*Loan Modification – This program adds the deliquent interest, taxes, &/or insurance payments to your unpaid balance if applicable. If you qualify, they maybe able to extend the  repayment of the past due amounts over the remaining term of your loan.

*Partial Claim – If you can now make your regular monthly payment, this plan is designed to bring your acccount current by creating a second lein on your property fo rthe amounts delinquent.

*Pre-Foreclosure Sale aka Short Sale – allows you to sell your home based on its current market value to avoid a potential foreclosure & the negative credit rating that is associated with this action.

*Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure – this is another foreclosure avoidence program that allows you to convey (transfer) your interest in the property to the lender or to the loan invester.

 

Announcement

The Mississippi Home Corporation announces the continuation of its Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling program. MHC recently received an additional $85,150 to provide foreclosure mitigation counseling to Mississippians in need of assistance through June 2010.

Contact one of the qualified counseling agencies listed below or MHC to begin the process. To download a PDF version of the list, click here.

About the Program

The Mississippi Home Corporation is working with Neighborworks America to provide foreclosure mitigation counseling services through our network of approved counseling agencies.

If you are having trouble making your mortgage payments, or if you have already missed one or more payments, contact one of the counseling agencies below to begin the process. These services are free to the public.

For more information call 601-718-INFO.

Loss Mitigation & Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Agencies
Dash for the Gulf Coast
2220 Market Street, Pascagoula MS
Toshja Brown
(228)934-2525

 

HEED
3405 Medgar Evars Blvd., Jackson MS
Rene Gallor
(601)981-1960

Urban League of Greater Jackson
2310 Hwy. 80, Bldg 1, STE E, Jackson MS
Virginia Jenkins
(601)714-4600

 

 

FOOD & NUTRITION ASSISTANCE

USDA Food and Nutrition Service
www.fns.usda.gov/fns
1-202-720-2600
Federal Food Stamp Program
www.fns.usda.gov/fns/services.htm
800-221-5689
School Lunch/Breakfast Programs & Summer Food Program
www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch
1-703-305-2286
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
www.fns.usda.gov/fns/services.htm
1-703-305-2746

HEALTH & MEDICAL SUPPORT

US Department of Health and Human Services
www.hhs.gov
877-696-6775
State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
www.insurekidsnow.gov

877-KIDS-NOW (877-543-7669)

Head Start Program (children 3-5 years old) & Early Head Start Program (for pregnant women, infants & toddlers)
www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/hsb
866-763-6481
Maternal & Child Health Services (MCH)
http://mchb.hrsa.gov
877-GO4-HRSA or 877-464-477
Medicaid
www.cms.hhs.gov/home/medicaid.asp
877-267-2323
Medicare
www.medicare.gov
800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227)
TTY 800-325-0778
EDUCATION
www.fafsa.ed.gov
EMPLOYMENT /Unemployment Inusrance
www.dol.gov
866-4-USA-DOL (866-487-2365)
State Unemployment Agency Listings
www.workforcesecurity.doleta.gov
877-US-2JOBS (877-872-5627)
One Stop Career Centers
www.servicelocator.org
877-US-2JOBS (877-872-5627)
SOCIAL SECURITY
Social Security Administration
www.ssa.gov
800-772-1213
100 E Capital Street
Jackson, Ms
800-772-1213
800-325-0778
SENIORS (55 or Older)
www.BenefitsCheckUp.com
www.eldercare.gov or 800-677-1116

UTILITY ASSISTANCE

US Department of Energy
www.eere.energy.gov/regions
800-DIAL-DOE (800-342-5363)
TTY: 800-877-8339
US Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)
www.eere.energy.gov/weatherization
www.eere.energy.gov/weatherization/state_activities.html
800-DIAL-DOE (800-342-5363
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
www.lipheap.ncat.org
Chancery Clerk Office
316 S President Street
Jackson, Ms 39205
601-968-6508
MS State Department of Health
571 Stadium Drive
Jackson, Ms 39215
601-571-7981
Regional Housing Authority (section 8 Program)
601-714-3977

RESOURCE LIST

SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS IN JACKSON/HINDS COUNTY

Emergency Shelters:

BILLY BRUMFIELD HOUSE (Stewpot Community Services)

Address: 1244 South Gallatin Street, Jackson, MS 39203

Telephone: (601) 948-2864 Hours: 5:30 pm – 6 am

Services: Emergency shelter for males 18 and over; alcohol and drug

rehabilitation; room and board for disabled men; assistance

with finding permanent housing.

Length of Stay: 4 days per week for emergency shelter (starts over each

Sunday); minimum of 3 months’ stay for rehab and disabled

program participants.

ID Required: Picture ID, Social Security card.

FLOWERS HOUSE (Stewpot Community Services)

Address: 355 Livingston Street, Jackson, MS 39202

Telephone: (601) 949-9262

Services: Emergency shelter for women and children only. Provides

supportive services such as case management, referrals and

counseling.

Length of Stay: Up to 30 days.

ID Required: Driver’s license or work ID.

 

GATEWAY RESCUE MISSION

Address: 328 South Gallatin Street, Jackson, MS 39203

Telephone: (601) 353-5864 / Shelter: (601) 944-0409

Hours: Business 8:30 am – 5 pm

Services: Emergency shelter for adult males. Christian-based. New

Life A & D Program; mental health counseling; day services.

Shelter: 24 Hours with 8:30 pm curfew.

Length of Stay: Unlimited.

ID Required: Picture ID if possible.

 

GOD’S HOMELESS HAVEN

Address: 3559 Exchange Drive, Jackson, MS 39212

Telephone: (601) 720-5078 Hours: 24 hours / 7 days per week

Services: Emergency and transitional shelter for adults, food, clothing,

Christian counseling.

Length of Stay: Unlimited (determined by program).

ID Required: Picture ID if possible. Screening process required.

MATT’S HOUSE (Stewpot Community Services)

Address: 343 Adelle Street, Jackson, MS 39202

Telephone: (601) 948-2873 Hours: 5 pm – 8 am, 7 days per week

Services: Emergency shelter for homeless females; case management,

counseling, assistance with finding housing

and employment.

Length of Stay: 14 nights; only one night without ID.

ID Required: Picture ID (State or work).

 

THE SALVATION ARMY, CENTER OF HOPE

Address: 110 Presto Lane, Jackson, MS 39206

Telephone: (601) 982-4881 Hours: Social Services 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Check-in: 4 pm – 6:30 pm – Morning exit: 7:30 am

Services: Emergency shelter for homeless males and females age 19

and older.

Length of Stay: 1 to 7 days per month for emergency shelter.

ID Required: Valid picture ID.

 

SHELTER FOR BATTERED FAMILIES, CATHOLIC CHARITIES, INC.

Address: 200 North Congress Street, Suite 100, Jackson, MS 39201

Telephone: Crisis Line: (601) 366-0222; (1-800) 273-9012 Hours: 24 hours

Services: Shelter for women (18 & older) and children who are victims of

domestic violence. Other services include: supportive

counseling, nutrition and wellness, case management, legal

assistance, court advocacy, day care, follow-up services.

ID Required: None.

 

Day Shelters:

OPPORTUNITY CENTER (Stewpot Community Services)

Address: 845 East Amite Street, Jackson, MS 39203

Telephone: (601) 949-3540 Hours: 6am-4pm, 7 days a week

Services: Showers, phone, mail, laundry, computers, service providers,

lockers.

 

GRACE PLACE (Galloway United Methodist Church) 

Address: 305 North Congress Street, Jackson, MS 39201

Telephone: (601) 353-9691 Hours: 8:30 am – 11:30 am M – F

Services: Daytime shelter. Coffee, breakfast, place to rest.

Monday and Thursday lunch bags given out. Clothes closet and

hygiene items. Bus passes, 1st come-1st served. Other requests

considered.

 

Hot Meals:

GATEWAY RESCUE MISSION

Address: 328 South Gallatin Street, Jackson, MS 39203

Telephone: (601) 353-5864

Services: Breakfast 5 am, Lunch 12 noon, Dinner 5 pm.

 

ST. ANDREWS EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL

Address: 305 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201

Telephone: (601) 354-1535

Hours: Tuesdays: restroom 5:30 am – 7 am; breakfast 7 am

Services: Breakfast, family crisis program, bus passes.

 

STEWPOT COMMUNITY SERVICES

Address: 1100 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39203

Telephone: (601) 353-2759

Hours: 12 noon Monday – Saturday, 1 pm Sunday

Services: Lunch, food pantry, clothing closet.

 

Transitional Shelters:

GRACE HOUSE

Address: 236 Millsaps Avenue, Jackson, MS 39202

Telephone: (601) 353-1038

Services: Transitional housing, food pantry, educational programs, help

with access to ID and permanent housing placement. Specific

medical criteria and referral needed.

Length of stay: 12 months or as determined by counselor

ID Required: None.

 

NEW DIMENSIONS DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION / LIZZIE’S HOUSE

Address: 111 West Monument Street, Jackson, MS 39202

Telephone: (601) 969-9856 Hours: 8 am – 4 pm M – F

Services: Provides transitional living for women 19 & older, clothing,

food, job assistance. Operates West Jackson Apparel.

Length of Stay: 30 days up to 12 months if willing to go through

program.

ID Required: Driver’s license or other state ID.

 

THE SALVATION ARMY, CENTER OF HOPE

Address: 110 Presto Lane, Jackson, MS 39206

Telephone: (601) 982-4881 Hours: Social services 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Services: Transitional and other programs for homeless 19 and older.

Length of Stay: 90 days Enrollment fee: $150 Cost: $75 per week.

ID Required: Valid ID.

 

SECOND STAGE TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM, CATHOLIC CHARITIES, INC.

Address: Confidential

Telephone: (601) 366-0222

Services: Transitional living for women and children fleeing domestic

violence or homeless situation. Case management, child care,

supportive and group counseling.

Length of Stay: Up to 1 year based on individual needs.

ID Required: None.

 

WINGARD HOUSE, INC.

Address: 1279 N. West Street, Jackson, MS 39202

Telephone: (601) 355-9589

Services: Long-term group home for men, women, children and families.

Residents work toward long-term stability and financial

independence as well as responsibility toward self , family and

others.

 

SIMS HOUSE (Stewpot Community Services)

Address: 1010 West Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39203

Telephone: (601) 948-2795

Hours: 7 days per week; curfew 6 pm weekdays, 11 pm weekends.

Services: Transitional shelter for homeless females 20 years & older

and their children (no male children age 14 or over). Must

be referred from another agency. Case management,

counseling, money management, parenting and life skills.

Length of Stay: 90 days.

ID Required: Picture ID, work ID.

 

SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN SERVICES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH, P.A.L.S. TRANSITIONAL

LIVING FACILITY

Address: 5260 Manhattan Road, Jackson, MS 39206

Telephone: (601) 366-7733 Hours: 24 hours

Services: Adolescents ages 16-21 who are homeless. Independent

living skills, money management, education, employment,

counseling.

Length of stay: Up to 18 months.

ID Required: Driver’s license, State ID, birth certificate, Social Security card

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