Do I qualify for assistance?
First, an applicant must be a resident of Louisa County. The next requirement is that the applicant has experienced a recent crisis that has affected his/her ability to cover basic living expenses.
What expenses are covered?
Qualified applicants may receive financial assistance with housing (rent or mortgage payments) or basic utilities (heating, cooling, water). LCEF will cover a portion of the payment for one month. If you need assistance with other basic items, like food or clothing, we will refer you to partner organizations who provide those services.
How and where do I apply?
Due to Corona virus concerns, MACAA has closed the LCEF Intake office in Louisa. However, they are handling requests for LCEF assistance by telephone. Louisa County residents who meet our crisis criteria, including those who have lost jobs due to COVID, should call MACAA at 540-967-9522.
LCEF can help you pay your housing or basic utility bills. MACAA may also be able to help you with your electric bill. They will determine if you qualify and help with your application, which can be printed HERE. Applications are also available at the MACAA office inside the SAGE building in Louisa.
Here’s the story of one of our clients. We were so glad we could support her.
A client lost her husband suddenly, who had been the sole financial provider. Days later, she was diagnosed with cancer and needed to start treatment. She lives with her elderly father. With the funeral expenses from her husband and dealing with her new diagnosis, they fell behind on rent and received an eviction notice. Working with our partnering agencies, LCEF and Goshen, we were able to get their rent caught up. When she found out we would be able to help she said that was “the best news” and she “hasn’t seen dad smile like that in months”.