Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Agency

Count of homeless taken in Marion, Winston counties

HAMILTON - The Marion-Winston Community Action Agency (MWCAA) conducted a Point-in-Time (PIT) count  on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.
The PIT count determines the number of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January and helps the two counties receive funding towards resources and support for the homeless in the area.

Housing funds awarded for NW AL

hamilton - Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $275,000 grant to help homeless citizens in Northwest Alabama find immediate housing and to assist others who are in danger of becoming homeless.
Ivey announced the grant funding on Wednesday, Dec. 26, which is a portion of a larger $2.5 million distribution to 14 government and community agencies. The funds are  from the Emergency Solutions Grant program, whose funds are available through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Agency can help low-income residents with high energy costs

HAMILTON - Low-income residents of Marion County seeking financial assistance to pay for high energy costs can call the Marion Winston Community Action Agency beginning Jan. 23 to see if they qualify for the service.
The assistance will be provided through the federally funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP).
To make an appointment, residents can call the Hamilton office at 205-921-4224 Monday through Friday. Residents of Winston County can call the Haleyville office at 205-486-7239 Monday through Tuesday.

Agency receives $30,000 for food assistance

MONTGOMERY - The Marion - Winston Community Action Agency received a $30,000 allocation to aid in providing food assistance to elderly low-income residents on Wednesday, July 25.
MWCAA Executive Director Jeff Fleming said that the allocation differs from a grant in that it is budgeted from the state’s general fund.
Fleming said that Marion and Winston counties are two of only four counties that still receive the allocation.