FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Emily Hayes: [email protected]
Assistance Available Now Through December for Qualifying Households
Georgetown, Texas, September 30, 2021– Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties (OWBC) is the local community action agency for Williamson and Burnet Counties. By offering programs like Meals on Wheels, Head Start, and Community Services, OWBC fosters self-sufficiency and independence within the community. Many clients at Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties are low-income individuals and families that need services to ultimately transition out of poverty.
Mortgage Assistance is available through our Community Services program for residents who own a home in Williamson or Burnet County. We look at the household’s four-week income history to determine eligibility. The maximum income level for eligibility is 80% of the median area income. Households may qualify if a household member recently lost employment or has experienced significantly reduced hours. Our assistance program may be able to address past or delinquent months in addition to future months.
Our Community Services program also offers a Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and funding is available. The chart below outlines the income limits for CEAP only. For qualifying applicants, it is possible that we will be able to offer energy assistance from the time of application through December 31, 2021.
Apply for Assistance
Interested residents of our two-county area can apply to both programs through the same application. We recommend completing the two-step online application here. Hard copy applications are also available at numerous sites, or one may be printed from our website.
Call us at (512) 255-2202 or email us at [email protected].