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Feb 28

Rising Utility Costs Met with More Assistance

Posted to Community Services News on February 28, 2020 at 12:14 PM by Janet Lo

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Community Services Agency

Rising Utility Costs Met with More Assistance 
Winter months show significant increases in household utility usage which results in higher utility bills. These higher utility bills often put a strain on low income residents. Shelby County Community Services Agency (CSA) wants to help residents of Shelby county meet the rising cost of utility bills by paying up to $650 towards your MLGW account. You don’t need to wait until you receive a cut-off notice to benefit from our Utility Assistance Program. For eligibility information, visit www.shelbycountytn.gov/utility or be proactive and get an appointment NOW! We take appointments every Monday morning starting at 8:00 a.m. on our appointment line (901) 222-4299. We also take appointments in person every Monday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Memphis Housing Authority office located at 700 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38105. We also accepted mailed in applications. For more information about utility or other types of assistance, visit us online at www.shelbycountycsa.org or call us at (901) 222-4270. 

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Dec 23

New User-Friendly Website for CSA

Posted to Community Services News on December 23, 2019 at 11:27 AM by Janet Lo

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Community Services Agency 

New User-Friendly Website for CSA 

We are excited to announce the launch of the Community Services Agency's (CSA) newly designed website. CSA is an integral part of the Division of Community Services providing much needed assistance so families can break free from the cycle of poverty. Utility, rent/mortgage, prescription medicine assistance, and family support through our self-sufficiency program are available.

With feedback from our partners and clients we were able to make our new website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly. Residents now have an easier way to access information, applications, and alternate means of communication. Please visit CSA's new website at www.shelbycountycsa.org. We hope that you like the changes.

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Nov 21

Greater Memphis Financial Empowerment Center

Posted to Community Services News on November 21, 2019 at 3:51 PM by Janet Lo

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GREATER MEMPHIS FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT CENTER

Need help managing or reducing your household debt? Want advice on how to build or restore your personal credit?  Greater Memphis Financial Empowerment Center (GMFEC), a program of the Shelby County Trustee’s Office, provides all Shelby County residents with one-on-one financial counseling, for as long as they need it, free. Certified financial counselors are available by appointment at the GMFEC hub office or at one of their co-location sites throughout Shelby County. Financial counselors help clients create budgets, open safe and affordable bank accounts, explain credit reports, guide them on how to decrease debt, increase savings and much more. It’s a one-stop shop for additional resources to help clients succeed. Services are always free and available to all Shelby County residents, regardless of income.  Schedule your free session today by calling 901-390-4200.

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