McMinn-Meigs Assist

MCMINN ASSIST GUIDELINES
Rent, Utility, and Food Assistance

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be late/in arrears on their rent and/or utilities for which they are applying.
  • Must have experienced an unexpected occurrence such as loss of income, medical emergency, or disaster that caused applicants to be behind/in arrears.
  • Applicants must be residents of McMinn County or Meigs County in Tennessee.
  • The residences for which the assistance is to be applied must be located within McMinn or Meigs counties.
  • Applicants must be the head of the household.
  • In cases of rent assistance, the landlord of the residence for which the assistance is to be applied cannot be a relative of the applicant. A copy of your lease must be provided with the application.
  • In cases of utility assistance, utilities must be in the applicant’s name. A copy of your most recent utility bill must be provided with the application.

COPIES OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION ARE REQUIRED FOR APPLICATIONS TO BE CONSIDERED (Additional Documents May Also Be Required After Initial Application Review):

Photo Identification for all in the household 18 and older (Driver’s License, Passport, or State ID).

• Proof of income for the last three months (pay stubs, Social Security award letter, etc.)

• Copy of your current lease (rent assistance only).

• Copy of your current utility bill (utility assistance only).

• Copy of the landlord verification form (rent assistance only).

IF YOU ARE SEEKING RENT ASSISTANCE YOU MUST HAVE YOUR LANDLORD COMPLETE A LANDLORD VERIFICATION FORM, WHICH IS AVAILABLE HERE.


APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

  • You can complete an application below (If you need rent assistance you will still have to print or email your landlord the Landlord Verification Form for them to complete before you apply so you can submit it in your application. You can get it by clicking HERE.)
  • You can download and print a paper copy by clicking HERE
  • APPLICATIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE UNITED WAY OFFICE.

PAPER APPLICATIONS CAN BE TURNED IN BY DOING THE FOLLOWING:

  • Email to unitedway@unitedwaymm.com  
  • Mail to United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties, P.O. Box 1681, Athens, TN  37371
  • APPLICATIONS CAN NOT BE TURNED IN AT THE UNITED WAY OFFICE

Assistance through this program will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis upon approval.  Only completed applications including all required documentation will be processed to determine what, if any, assistance can be provided. All applications are reviewed on Wednesday in the order that they are received. 

Failure to provide all required documentation with the application will result in the application being denied.

For questions about this program, please call 423-252-4798 and leave your name, number, and a brief message.

Applicant's Information
Do you currently reside at this address?
Is this your primary residence?

Household Income

Household Income is to be reported for everyone residing in the house who is 18 and older. 
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Income is defined as the total annual gross income (before taxes) of all family and non-family members
age 18 and older living in the household. All sources of income must be counted from all persons in the
household based on income anticipated to be received within the next twelve (12) months.
The dollar ($) value of my household’s assets is:
Assets are defined as funds available/accessible to the applicant and includes money in savings and
checking accounts; stocks; bonds; certificates of deposit (CDs); 401(k), IRA, and other retirement accounts;
surrender value of life insurance; equity in real estate other than your primary residence; etc.
Do you receive Food Stamps?
Do you reside in Federally subsidized housing?
Do you receive any other Federal/State aid?
Please upload the last (3) months of paystubs for everyone working in the household over the age of 18. 
*If you receive SSI/Disability, upload the full award letter. 
Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
200 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, tif, pict, psd, txt, rtf, html, odf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, xml, avi, mov, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, bz2, dmg, gz, jar, rar, sit, svg, tar, zip.

Household Information

Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
200 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, tif, pict, psd, txt, rtf, html, odf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, xml, avi, mov, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, bz2, dmg, gz, jar, rar, sit, svg, tar, zip.
Children in the Home
You will be prompted to add each child per section.
Child #1
Child #2
Child #3
Child #4
Child #5
Child #6
Other Children in the home
Details about this Request
Agency #1
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Agency #2
$
Agency #3
$
Must be in arrears. We cannot assist with deposits.
Must be late on bill. We cannot assist with reconnection fees or new account fees.
Rent Assistance
$
Enter the number it has increased monthly
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Rent agreement, eviction notice, etc
Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
200 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, doc, docx, .
Utility Assistance
$
Utility bill (A picture of the entire paper copy or PDF version from the app)
Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
200 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, doc, docx, .
TOTAL AMOUNT REQUESTED
$0
Verification
I certify that I am a resident of McMinn County or Meigs County, Tennessee
I agree to hold harmless the United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties, its employees, the Board of Directors, and volunteers.
Sign above