Hinds County Human Resource Agency (HCHRA) is hosting Project SOAR – a Services, Opportunities, Assistance and Resources fair – on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, for all of Hinds County.
Project SOAR is going to be a huge event. HCHRA will have over 20 case managers available to provide utility payment assistance on the spot. No appointment is necessary. Not only will we offer energy assistance on this day, but there will also be health screenings, financial, medical, education, social and safety services – all in one place.
The following documents are required to receive utility payment assistance:
❑ Picture ID for ALL ADULT (18 years and over) household members
❑ Social Security cards for ALL household members
❑ Proof of all Household Income for ALL adults (18 years and older) must cover the “last 30 days.” If your proof of income does not cover the last 30 days, approval will be delayed.
❑ Current bills for which you want assistance
❑ Authorization of Release of Information (required annually). HCHRA will provide this document.
❑ Guardianship documentation for any children who are not direct legal child of person applying
To ensure compliance with all HCHRA, state, and federal laws, guidelines, rules, and
regulations, your application for assistance cannot be processed until all documentation is received. Additional documents may be required for other additional situations or specific services.
Please note, income includes employment wages, child support, unemployment benefits, VA pensions, private retirement, etc.
*If you gained employment or had any changes in employment within the last 30 days and do not have 30 days of income verification, you must be able to verify start, end or temporary off dates by a document on the company’s letterhead.
*If you receive or do not receive child support for children 18 years and under, you must submit a printed verification statement from MDHS to show that you receive child support, or a printed verification statement to show that you have applied for child support within the last 30 days.
Fixed Income for All Household Members: SSI and Social Security Benefits Verification Letter or Printout for current year (not a past year).
Self-Employed: Bring account books, purchase and sales receipts, copy of past year’s federal income tax return, or a notarized statement of verified income for last 30 days.