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Important Announcement

EOAC has exhausted our CARES funds for rent and water assistance. At this time, we cannot take further applications for rental assistance or water assistance. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and website for further updates. We can still assist with electric, propane, and gas (utilities) bills. Please visit our website, https://www.eoacwaco.org/community-services/


Due to the challenging and evolving COVID-19 situation in McLennan county, EOAC will only accept applications via email at CommunityServices@eoacwaco.org, via fax (254)756-7664, or via mail to 500 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701. The office will not be open for face-to-face meetings or appointments for health and safety. We not accept applications via a drop-off model until we receive further instruction from the McLennan County Health Department and Governor Abbott. On 7/13/2020 our office will resume taking phone calls from 8:00AM – 5:00PM.
 
We care about the communities we serve, and thank everyone for their patience as we work through this challenging time. We will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and website for the latest information.

 

Community Service is a division of Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation – Community Action Agency (EOAC) which provides a variety of programs to eligible, low income individuals and families. Applications for assistance can be found here (click here)


You may fill out the application in person at EOAC at 500 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701 in the Community Services Foyer. If you need to make copies of your documents, a copier is available for your use in the Community Services Foyer. You must include a working phone number (where you can be reached) on your application. Applications without phone numbers will not be processed. 


To check the status of your application, you may call 254-756-0954


Important Announcement

We are unable to accept applications for rental assistance under CSBG; All funding has been spent for this round. If you have submitted your application, you will be contacted with the status within 30 days.

If we receive more funding, we will post an announcement to our website and Facebook page.

 

We are still accepting applications under the City of Waco Rental/Mortgage Assistance. You must be a City of Waco resident with a past due notice to qualify.

 

The safety of everyone who lives in our communities is paramount and our highest priority. To protect everyone who lives in our communities. We are practicing social distancing at this time, and we are still taking applications to serve the public during this difficult time. If case managers need any further information, they will contact you via phone or email. 

We are still accepting applications in our office drop-off box Monday – Thursday. Applications can be dropped off at the EOAC Central Office, 500 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX 76701 in the Community Services Foyer. Below are instructions for how to drop-off an application.

The health and safety of those in our community, including our staff, is our utmost priority.

We understand that there are many in our community who have questions. We encourage everyone to follow the CDC’s recommendations at this time; if you need assistance:

1. Please fill out the application located online, or on the table in the Community Services Foyer at 500 Franklin Ave, Waco, TX

2. When you are done, please place the application in a folder (provided on the table), along with all your documents.

3. Place the folder and application in the wire box located on the table in the foyer.

You can call us at 254-756-0954. Please make sure you include all documents with your application.

Our communities are wonderful, amazing places. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time; thank you to our amazing community partners, staff, students, parents, and everyone who lives in the nine counties we are privileged to serve.


COMMUNITY SERVICE (CSBG):

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) provides a range of services to assist low-income individuals in attaining the skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. During the transition out of poverty program EOAC able to assist clients with needs; such as transportation, education, employment, financial literacy, job skills, computer literacy, youth programs, emergency needs, and other barriers as an ongoing effort to create lasting change in their lives.

UTILITY ASSSITANCE PROGRAMS (CEAP):

The comprehensive Energy Assistance program (CEAP) is a utility assistance program. CEAP is designed to assist low income families with household energy needs, addressing household needs, providing education material, and coordination of resources.

 

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