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United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region

Clarksville, TN — May 3, 2021 United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region will launch the Residence CARES Relief Fund program, which will be available immediately to residents of Clarksville Montgomery County. “Sometimes just a little help can prevent a bigger problem for a family in these uncertain times due to Covid-19,” said Valerie Guzman, Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region.

Keeping Families Whole in their Home Makes for a Stable and Safe Community

Due to the economic impact of COVID-19, there is an increase of hard-working families finding themselves in unforeseen financial circumstances that still do not necessarily qualify them for typical government assistance programs due to their level of income. These families are addressing situations that would not have otherwise been included in their budget before. A few examples of situations these families are facing could include: a decrease in income caused by a business’s operating hours being shortened or a complete shutdown due to COVID; unexpected child care expenses while in-person learning at schools are shut down; or an essential worker whose paid time off has been exhausted due to multiple COVID-19 exposures at work. It could also include minor expenses that chip away at the budget’s bigger expenses, like rent or mortgage payments.

Via the Residence CARES Relief Fund program, families can apply for assistance with their delinquent, or current, rent or mortgage payments, which will ease a heavy burden and give them the ability to stay in their home. By helping to alleviate this expense, families would then be able to apply monies otherwise spent on those payments towards other essential family expenses like groceries or utilities.

Additionally, the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region would like to thank the City of Clarksville and the office of Housing and Community Development for their partnership, because without them this grant would not be possible.

Applications can also be picked up by appointment only at the United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region office.  To schedule, please call (931) 647-4291. Appointment hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to Noon.

Completed applications can be returned by mail or dropped in the mail slot at 107 Jefferson Street, Suite 107, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040.  Applications can also be emailed to liveunited@uwgcr.org.

Qualifications for assistance:

  • Applicant/Co-Applicant must be a resident of the City of Clarksville, Tennessee.
  • The financial hardship must be COVID-related.
  • Applicant/Co-Applicant must be employed and/or have the ability to resume making payments on your own after receiving assistance.

Applicants must complete:

  • the Release of Information (ROI) consent form,
  • the Residence CARES Relief Fund application,
  • provide a copy of driver’s license or state-issued ID for all adult household members,
  • a copy of their unemployment status (if applicable),
  • and a copy of a late bill or letter from their landlord/mortgage company.

Click the link for a copy of the applicationUW Residence CARES Relief Application


Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands is here to help

The COVID-19 pandemic has called into focus a need for flexibility in the way we do our work.
Until further notice, LAS staff is working remotely and moving upcoming events, like legal clinics,
to digital space to ensure the safety of our community. Our staff is working hard to keep up with these cases as they come in – and most importantly, we want our clients, potential clients, and partners to know we are here, and ready, whenever they need us.

We are open to assist clients and support partners

We’ve taken several proactive measures to address the challenges that COVID-19 brings and avoid
any disruption to our services.
Please reach out to your local Legal Aid office with questions and concerns. Callers will be able to leave a message and receive a call from an intake specialist or attorney who will return your call. You can reach us at 1-800-238-1443.

We have changed the format of our legal clinics

All legal clinics are being conducted by phone. Please visit las.org/ phone-clinics for an updated list of LAS Legal Clinics. Callers can expect to speak with an intake specialist and an attorney over the phone during the designated clinic times.

We have COVID-19 Resources

We now have a resource page on our web site to help our clients and partners navigate legal
issues they may encounter during this crisis.
We provide community education on topics including:

• Unemployment
• Stimulus Refunds & Taxes
• Tenant’s Rights
• Domestic Violence
• SNAP ad TennCare Benefits
• Mortgage Payments
• And much more

Please visit https://las.org/COVID-19-tennessee­ resources/ often as we are updating documents and
adding new resources regularly.

LegaI Aid Society
of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberlands
Working Together. Doing Justice. Restoring Hope.

 


VOLUNTEER

United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region is proud to host Volunteer United, a website site dedicated to helping volunteers connect with opportunities in the community.  Just click the link to raise your hand and start making a difference!