In 2010 Support Siouxland Soldiers created a Financial Emergency Grant Fund and a Housing Assistance Fund to help our Siouxland Veterans who need us the most.
The Financial Emergency fund is a one-time emergency grant up to $300 that can be used for:
- Travel expenses for a wounded Veteran or visiting spouse
- Emergency Home Repair
- Emergency Vehicle Repair
- Medical Emergency expenses
Click here to download application SSS Grant Application – 2016 (Must be a resident of Woodbury, Union, Dakota or Plymouth County)
The Housing Assistance Fund is a one-time grant to help with rent, mortgage or utility payments. This fund has been placed in the care of the Community Action Agency of Siouxland. They are the fiscal agent for Support Siouxland Soldiers. In addition to managing our bookkeeping and tax reporting they assist us in processing applications for veterans that are homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless. If you are a Veteran in need of this assistance, please call and make an appointment at (712) 274-1610. Located at: 2700 Leech Ave, Sioux City, IA
Below are a list of additional services and resources provided by the Community Action Agency of Siouxland:
Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
TBRA is a subsidized rental assistance program that provides assistance to individual households to help them afford the housing costs of market-rate units. TBRA programs help individual households, rather than subsidizing particular rental projects. Clients are able to participate in the program for 1 year unless they decide to accept other subsidized housing assistance prior to the year ending—if the household no longer wishes to rent a particular unit, the household may take its TBRA and move to another rental property, but there are certain rules and guidelines that apply. The level of subsidy is based upon the income of the household. Generally the monthly rental assistance payment is approximately 30 percent of the monthly adjusted family income. The Tenant is responsible for paying the Landlord any portion of the rent that is not covered by the TBRA rental assistance payment.
Sponsored by MidAmerican Energy, we administer the ICARE program. MidAmerican customers make a donation to help others pay a portion of their heating bills; 25% of the donation is matched by MidAmerican. We distribute the contributions to those in need of help with their energy bill.
Our Community Services Department is our first point of contact for people who come to us for help. The Community Action Agency of Siouxland began administering the General Assistance program for the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors in August 2003. Households receiving help from the General Assistance program must be at or below 100% of Federal Poverty guidelines. The program can assist families with a portion of heating or water utilities, burials, medical expenses, rent or mortgage payments, bus tokens, cab fare or a one way bus ticket.
Angel Cars is an initiative to refurbish and distribute donated autos for the sole purpose of liberating and empowering single parents that are lacking accessible transportation by giving them ownership of their own vehicles.
Employees of the Community Action Agency of Siouxland contribute to the WeCare program that allows us to help families with emergencies. We often get requests for assistance that the programs we administer aren’t designed to assist with. The WeCare program allows us to help someone that needs just a little extra help.
Support Siouxland Soldiers
We are the fiscal agent for Support Siouxland Soldiers. We assist the organization in processing applications for veterans that are homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless by providing assistance with rent, mortgage and utility payments.
The Des Moines Register operates the Embrace Iowa campaign. The paper publishes a series of articles that feature low-income families. Donations are distributed to the 18 Community Action Agencies in Iowa.
Holiday gifts & special projects
Through generous donations from churches, businesses, schools and individuals the Community Action Agency is able to provide clients with a merrier Christmas. Children are provided with toys while some families receive all the food needed to provide a wonderful Christmas or Thanksgiving meal.
Garden of Love (garden seeds)
Interfaith Resources collects and donates packages of garden seeds to our agency each spring. These seeds are made available to anyone that would like them to plant their own flower and vegetable gardens.
Participate in Up From the Earth
Up from the Earth is a voluntary system for connecting excess produce from home gardens to people in need. The program encourages home gardeners to “grow an extra row” and facilitates the gathering and distribution of excess fruits and veggies to those in need through existing food pantries. The Community Action Agency’s George J. Williams Memorial Food Bank is one of the food pantries that receives food from the Up From The Earth program.
Federal money for the Energy Crisis Intervention Program allows us to assist people at or below 150 percent of poverty. We can help by providing furnace repairs or replacements, by weatherizing homes or other necessary energy related items.
If you are a Veteran in need of this assistance, please call and make an appointment at (712) 274-1610. Located at: 2700 Leech Ave, Sioux City, IA ·