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Midtown Assistance Center, Inc.

Website: http://www.midtownassistancectr.org

Atlanta, GA - 30308
(404) 681-5777

Financial Help Provided: Rent Help, Utilities Assistance

Full Description:

Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) is a non-profit whose mission is to provide emergency assistance to low-income working Atlantans to help prevent homelessness and hunger during periods of crisis.

By Appointment Only- please (404) 681-5777. M,Th,F 9:30am-12:30pm; Tu 1-4pm and W 1-4pm and 5-7pm
In order to receive financial support from MAC, you must meet certain criteria:

Must substantiate need for assistance and live within zip codes served; 30303, 30308, 30309, 30312, 30313, 30314 (and 30315, funding permitted).
Must be employed or very recently unemployed (within 2-3 months.)
Must be primary resident of the home in which rent/utility is being paid.
Must have a signed, legal lease.
Must have at least a six (6) month history at present residence. MAC cannot assist with utilities at a previous address.
For rental assistance, landlord must be a legitimate realty company registered with the GA Secretary of State
Must be able to verify that you have sufficient income to keep up with future rent and or utility payments if MAC is able to help. MAC requires that the total of rent and utilities combined be 50% or less of total, verifiable, monthly take-home income. For example, if your rent plus utilities amount to $400/month, you would have to show take-home income of at least $800/month.
MAC cannot assist with rent in government subsidized housing such as Atlanta Housing Authority or Section 8.
Must provide any additional documentation necessary to substantiate need for assistance (i.e. receipts from unexpected bills or doctor reports).
Clients are expected to pay as much as possible toward the rent or utility bill.
There is a lifetime limit: financial assistance is one time only.

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Tips For Prompt And Professional Assistance
1. Make an appointment - Always attempt to make an appointment. Oftentimes this will save you hours waiting in lines. When on the phone make sure you ask for the documentation needed in order to receive assistance.

2. Do not be late for your appointment - This tip should speak for itself.

3. Dress appropriately - If you want to be treated with respect, dress as appropriately as possible. We are not saying wear a suit. Just make sure you and your clothes are clean and non offensive. We have found that clients who dress in this manner have a better chance of receiving aid.

4. Bring all pre determined documentation - Bring all of the documents you were advised to bring from your appointment phone call. Without them, you will not receive aid.

Mission Statement
To help the needy find financial aid and assistance. This nation is going through tough times and providing a helping hand can help make the world a better place.