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ALIVE Center for Community Partnerships

Housing Assistance

 

Barren River Area Safe Space
270-781-9334 / 270-843-1183 (CRISIS LINE)
Provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, case management, court advocacy, children's services, and referrals to other agencies for victims of domestic violence.

City of Bowling Green Neighborhood & Community Services Department
270-393-3000
1017 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program is a federally funded program administered within the City Limits of Bowling Green. The primary goal of Section 8 is rental assistance to persons of very low income, allowing them to rent existing market housing that is decent, safe, and sanitary. The program follows federal regulations as well as local policy. Individual subsidy is calculated using household income and the Fair Market Rent standards published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Community Action - Community Services Block Grant
270-782-4437 and 270-783-4484
171 Center Street and 200 East 4th Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
CSBG provides services to people in need regarding employment, education, housing, self-sufficiency, emergency services, community participation, and economic development so that living conditions can be improved; other programs managed through this office include the Supportive Housing Program, the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), the CSBG Garden Program, scholarships, and the Emergency Food & Shelter Program.

Community Action – Weatherization Assistance Program/CARES
270-782-3162
901 Beauty Avenue
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Weatherization provides energy conservation improvements to the dwelling of low-income families residing in poorly insulated homes, which are designed to make homes safer and provide healthier living environments for families.

Weatherization and CARES provide benefits to eligible households in the form of energy conservation improvements to the dwelling to reduce energy costs and give the occupants a safer and healthier environment. Funding sources include the Department of Energy, Atmos Gas Cares, WRECC and FRECC. To qualify, total annual household income must be at or below 200% of the federal income guidelines of the current year.

Habitat for Humanity
270-843-6027
517 West 11th Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian organization that partners with low-income families to build new homes. This is a hand-up program, not a hand-out program which allows the homeowner to be involved in the actual construction of the home, and in return, the family receives an interest-free mortgage for the home.

HANDS – Housing Assistance & Development Services, Inc.
270-796-4176
1133 Adams Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
HANDS is a community-based organization that creates affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income families and works to revitalize neighborhoods. Programs include homeownership counseling, multi-family housing, and foreclosure and loss mitigation counseling.

Jesus Community Center
270-726-8547
635 E 5th St, Russellville, KY 42276
Jesus Community Center serves the community by offering transitional housing and meals to those that are in need. For more information please contact the number above.

Salvation Army
270-843-3485
400 West Main Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Primary role is to provide shelter and food to those in need, as well as make referrals to other community services; transportation vouchers, heating assistance when funds are available.


 

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If your nonprofit agency or organization would like to update your information, please contact the ALIVE Center at 270-782-0082 or email us at alivebg@wku.edu. If your nonprofit agency or organization would like include your information in our directory, please complete the human service directory blank form, and return it to the ALIVE Center or email it to alivebg@wku.edu. We ask that any nonprofit, civic organization or WKU department using our meeting space, complete the form before reserving a room.

 

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