The Lebanon Social Services office offers a variety of services to Lebanon children, adults, and seniors. These free services include:
· Referrals to State and Federal programs for SNAP (food stamps) assistance, Section 8 Housing, State General Assistance, Husky Healthcare for uninsured children and families.
· Energy Assistance and Intake office for TVCCA State Energy Assistance Program serving the New London County, Operation Fuel, Project Warm-up, CL&P - Nustart Program, WRAP and Matching Payment Program, The Salvation Army
· Financial assistance through the Lebanon Warm Hearts Fund.
· Food assistance and intake office for the Lebanon Neighbor’s Helping Neighbor’s food cupboard distributing monthly food baskets, as well as holiday baskets for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
· Assistance with budgeting and general paperwork.
· CHOICES Counselor, Healthcare Insurance Counseling & Assistance Program.
· Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.
· Liason to the Lebanon Lions’ Club for eye care assistance.
· Referrals to TVCCA Meals-on-Wheels program.
· Energy Assistance and Intake office for TVCCA State Energy Assistance Program serving the New London County, Operation Fuel, Project Warm-up and The Salvation Army.
· Back to School Program
· Secret Santa Program
CONTACT PERSON:Heather Laurie 860- 642-4580
OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Thursday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
For information on any of these programs, please call Heather Laurie at Lebanon Social Services at (860) 642-4580, Tuesdays 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Thursdays 8:00 am - 3:30 pm.
LEBANON HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM
The Housing Rehabilitation Program is designed for low and moderate income homeowners and landlords with low and moderate income tenants to address safety and public health code violations, as well as provide funds for necessary house repairs.
Funds will address safety and public health code violations first but also may be used by homeowners for common repair projects including but not limited to, septic system repairs, roofing & siding, structural deficiencies, replacement windows, plumbing, electrical, and heating systems.
The Housing Rehabilitation Program is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the United State Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered through the State Department of Economic and Community Development.
Housing Rehabilitation Projects have a $25,000 spending cap per eligible applicant. To be eligible for the Program applicants must income qualify and be current on town taxes. Projects must also be able to address all serious housing deficiencies while staying within the spending cap.
INCOME GUIDELINES (gross income not to exceed)
Number in Family 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Household Income 44750 51150 57550 63900 69050 74150 79250
The housing rehabilitation funds are a combination of grant and loan to homeowners. Loan repayments are used to continue the Program. Income eligible applicants will receive a loan that is deferred until the property changes ownership or the homeowner refinances through an equity loan. Ten percent (10%) of the original loan amount is forgiven annually during the first five years after the completion of the rehabilitation project.
The Town of Lebanon has designed the Program to give life threatening and serious public health hazards first priority. Applications that do not meet this criteria will be placed on a waiting list and will be addressed as funding allows.
Upon acceptance in the Program applicants must submit a copy of their latest IRS tax return, current pay stubs, and homeowner's certificate of insurance. The Program is being administered by Peter Huckins at 456-0782. Please feel free to contact him if additional information is required.