Programs: Mortgage Delinquency & Foreclosure Facing foreclosure can be a scary process. As soon as you know you are unable to make your mortgage payments, seek help. We work with you and your lenders to work out a solution that will help you keep your home and get you back on track.
Rental Assistance with Case Management Having trouble paying utilities or rent? We can help eligible families with an array of services, including financial assistance, budget counseling, advocacy services, referrals to needed services, and housing search assistance to help you get back on your feet as soon as possible.
Transitional Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can get help with a temporary safe haven, childcare, and transportation assistance, while counselors help you find and maintain long-term housing and address through supportive case management the many issues surrounding independence and family stability.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Very low-income eligible Veteran families who are in or transitioning to permanent housing can receive a host of supportive services, including temporary financial assistance, to promote housing stability on a sustainable basis.
Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) Homeless Veterans receive assistance in reintegrating into the labor force by providing job placement services, training, job development, career counseling, resume preparation as well as providing critical linkages to supportive services in the community to retain that employment.
Hancock County Family Advocacy Collaborative Through a unique partnership between HRC, Hancock County CASA, Bay-Waveland School District, and Hancock County Human Resource Agency, the Collaborative provides essential navigator services to families whose children (under the age of five) are in DHS custody.
HomelessnessSolutions We believe that all Hancock residents should have a roof over their heads. If you are homeless or about to become homeless, we may be able to provide short-term rental assistance and other supportive services to help you find a safe and stable home again.
Classes offered: First-Time Homebuyers We assist the homebuyer through the entire process, from potential down payment assistance to the best type of loan, including how to hire a home inspector and the “must do’s” of a home inspection, as well as how to budget to maintain your new home. This class has a $25.00 fee.
Maintain Your Home Classes teach you how to inspect your home, make necessary repairs, and prepare for the ongoing cost of homeownership. A properly maintained home is safer and requires fewer repairs, saving you tons of money in the long run. Other topics include: how to prevent foreclosure and how to be a good neighbor for a more enjoyable homeownership experience and sense of community. This class has a $25.00 fee. Getting Ready for Kindergarten Learn skills needed to be successful before starting kindergarten. Topics include: preparing your child for kindergarten, skills acquired during kindergarten in Language arts, Math, Listening and Communication, and terminology used by teachers.
Super Savvy Renter Learn to navigate through the renting process. Topics include: Parts of a lease, tenant rights and responsibilities, walk through and safety checklist, notice to vacate/eviction proceedings, housekeeping and green cleaning, trash and recycling, pest control, maintenance plan, best practices for operations of home appliances, community resource, healthy cleaning recipes, couponing, preparing your pantry for tough times and cost conscious one dish recipes.
The Real World Learn how to navigate through the real world by learning important life skills, such as: Maintaining personal hygiene, using medications safely, communicating effectively in relationships, dressing for success, coping with stress, making decisions and managing your time more effectively.
Making Cent$ of Your Money Learn how to manage your finances through topics such as: Living within your means, Maximizing and understanding income, using mainstream financial services, understanding credit and debt, and financial awareness.
Rehab Program provides grant and
low-interest loans and construction management to complete exterior and
interior repairs such as roofing, siding, painting, plumbing, electrical, and
heating systems for eligible homeowners. A safe home is a valuable home.
are elderly, disabled, or low income, we will help organize, train, and
supervise volunteer labor to rehab or weatherize your home to assure you live
in a safe and clean environment.
Coordination includes overseeing the
selection and completion of home repair projects, coordinating the construction
team and managing costs.
Youth Leadership empowers today’s youth to be the leaders of tomorrow, promoting the development of character, courage, and service through civic commitment.
Holiday Assistance provides help with Christmas gifts and food for eligible families, and even home visits to combat the holiday blues.
Neighborhood Organizing helps neighborhoods come together during times of crisis by creating a network of people who know each other and have procedures for how to deal with blight, vandalism, burglaries, fire hazards, and health emergencies.
Disaster Readiness & Response provides the tools, emergency numbers, evacuation routes, and CPR training to help save lives and minimize property damage. After a disaster, the Hancock Resource Center works closely with the Emergency Operations Center to provide damage assessment, emergency supplies such as food, water, and tarps, and to coordinate volunteer assistance.
Drug-Free Community Support program works as part of the Hancock County Community Coalition to combat substance abuse in our community through awareness and prevention programs for youth.