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CAC PROGRAM UPDATES

FOOD BANK – HOLIDAY DISTRIBUTION

Tuesday, November 14th: 2 – 6 PM
Wednesday, November 15th: 10 – 1 PM
Thursday, November 16th 2 – 6 PM
Friday, November 17th 1 – 4 PM

These appointments cannot be made online. Please call 509-334-9147 to reserve your appointment today!

*Due to the increase in volume of customers served at this time, if you show up without an appointment or miss your scheduled appointment time you may be rescheduled to a different day. Thank you for your understanding!

SECTION 8 – Housing Choice Voucher

NOTICE OF WAITING LIST CLOSURE FOR THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (SECTION 8). As of February 28, 2022, at 4:30 p.m., the Spokane Housing Authority (SHA) and Community Action Center (CAC) will be closing the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8/HUD) waiting list for Whitman County to all new applicants. SHA and CAC do not take this action lightly and recognize the tremendous need for affordable housing in our area. In compliance with Federal code 24 CFR 982.206, and as recommended by the Housing Choice Voucher Program Guidebook, SHA and CAC have determined that the wait for housing for new applicants has become unreasonable. The waiting list will close until such a time that the wait time for available housing is no longer 12-24 months from the time of application. For those currently without housing, please contact Community Action Center at 509-334-9147 and inquire about other housing options that may be available.
— CAC Section 8 Department

RENT ASSISTANCE
Emergency Rental Assistance is available for households with income at or below 30% area median income. FUNDS ARE LIMITED! Call 509-334-9147 for a rental assistance appointment with a Housing Solutions Case Manager.

WATER, GARBAGE, & MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE
Past Due Water, Garbage, & Mortgage Assistance will be ending on November 21st, 2023. CAC has not heard if we will be receiving any additional funds for this program. If you are behind on any of these bills, please schedule an appointment before the program ends. We encourage all households to make payment arrangements with their vendor if they have fallen behind on a bill.

*FREE* PORTABLE AIR CONDITIONER
Available to Renters & Homeowners who qualify for the LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program (150% federal poverty line). This is a once per lifetime program.

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