Carolina Community Actions, Inc. has money available to assist low-income families with a variety of services including cooling bills, water, air conditioners, fans, mortgage and rent. CCA also administers a family assessment program to assist with obtaining employment, license for Certified Nursing Assistance, books, supplies, General Education Degree, child care and youth leadership programs.
Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days. Below is the intake schedule for Union County residents.
Applications for emergency and non-emergency cooling bills, air conditioners, water, mortgage and rent are taken Monday-Thursday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at 201 E. Main St., Suite A., Union, SC.
Applications for non-emergency cooling assistance only are taken at the following locations:
• Town of Jonesville — Tuesdays, June 19 and July 3, 9 a.m.-noon
131 N. Main St.
Jonesville, SC 29353
• Lockhart Town Hall — Thursdays, June 21 and July 5, 9 a.m.-noon
118 Mill St.
Lockhart, SC 29364
• Town of Carlisle — Wednesday, July 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
3911 Fishdam Avenue
Carlisle, SC 29031
Carolina Community Actions, Inc. (CCA, Inc.) is a private non-profit corporation whose mission is to promote self-reliance of income eligible individuals and families by forming partnerships which will provide a systematic reduction of the causes and conditions of poverty.
Programs are funded through the Department of Health and Human Services and administered through the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) in Columbia, SC.
For more information on each program, please see below or call 864-427-0336.
CCA’s LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program); GEAP (General Emergency Assistance Program); and the Duke Energy Project Share Program assists eligible households with benefits ranging from $50 to $1,000. The following is a list of required documentation:
Non-Emergency Assistance — LIHEAP
1. South Carolina picture ID with current address matching the electric bill, rent or mortgage address.
2. Copy of the current unpaid electric bill (must be in the name of the applicant or household member)
3. A receipt indicating the disallowed charges on the electric bill have been paid.
The following are considered disallowed charges: water, sewer, sanitation, outdoor lights, light/wood poles, city/county fines for late garbage bin pickup, voluntary round-up fees, meter tampering charges, security systems and returned check fees.
4. Social Security cards for all household members
5. Proof of total gross household income for the last 30 days. Additional documentation may be required based on employment/unemployment status.
6. Household members 18 years or older with zero income, must have a current printout of
Form 01 and Form 07 from the SC Employment Security Commission and a current Job Search printout.
7. All Social Security recipients must provide a 2012 Award Letter from the Social Security Administration indicating the monthly benefit. Disabled individuals must provide a BPQY Award Letter.
Emergency Assistance — LIHEAP
1. Above items: 1-7
2. Items needed from your utility vendor:
City of Rock Hill — last two (2) original bills and a current stamped account history from the Account Management Division.
York Electric — last two (2) energy bills.
Duke Energy — last two (2) energy bills and delinquent notice if received.
3. Must provide clear documentation of the emergency which occurred within the last 90 days i.e. decrease in household income, car repairs, emergency medical.
4. A receipt or money order for the balance of the amount CCA cannot pay.
Mortgage, Rent, Water Assistance — GEAP
1. Above items: 1-7
2. Copy of the lease agreement (must include all household members) and the eviction notice from the landlord or magistrate’s office
3. Must provide clear documentation of the emergency which occurred within the last 30 days i.e. decrease in household income, car repairs, emergency medical. A receipt or money order for the balance of the amount CCA cannot pay.