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The Falls City Service Integration Team brings together partners from across Polk County to provide resources and information to Falls City residents. For up-to-date information, please check out their monthly newsletters here.
DHS Self-Sufficiency Program Assistance
The Department of Human Services will have Family Coaches available to provide navigation services, answer questions, and provide resource support to the Falls City community. Family Coaches can help to direct community members on how to apply for:
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)
ERDC (Employment-Related Day Care)
In addition, we will offer the Support, Opportunity, Activity, and Resource (SOAR) Orientation once per month. The SOAR Orientation provides information about opportunities to engage in services with DHS and other partners.
Family Coaches will be at the Falls City Community Center (320 North Main Street) every Friday from 11:00am to 4:30pm.
Walk-ins are welcome! If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call (503) 623-5526.
*Schedules subject to change due to weather, in office staffing, and holidays.
Housing Rehabilitation Grants & Loans
Polk Community Development Corporation (Polk CDC) is a local non-profit organization that helps finance major home repairs through low interest loans and periodic grant programs to eligible homeowners. Our agency assists the homeowner with contacting licensed professionals with whom the homeowner would contract to perform the needed repairs. Polk CDC offers low interest loans to qualified homeowners for home repairs. Those with the greatest need and the fewest resources may qualify for CDBG grants, when available, focusing on healthy and safe living conditions. Please visit, https://www.polkcdc.org/, or call (503) 831-3173 for more information, or to get started with your home's rehabilitation.
We are pleased to announce that Falls City has been awarded a Housing Rehabilitation,Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) scheduled to be funded in early Summer 2020. Polk CDC will be working from an established waitlist of home owners who have expressed interest in having repairs made to their home utilizing these grant funds. These funds are intended for those with the most urgent need with the least amount of resources. Minimum requirements include income eligibility, the household income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income based on household size, the home must be owner occupied with the owner owning no other property, must be in good standing with lien holders and property taxes. For more information or to be added to the current waitlist please contact Polk CDC (503-831-3173).
These funds are awarded through a competitive application process, these funds have now been committed to Falls City to be released in early Summer 2020. As a whole, Polk County works together as a collaborative entity called Polk Regional Collaborative (PRC). Many of Falls City residents have been served and continue to be served by Polk CDC with CDBG funds awarded to Polk County, Dallas, Monmouth, and Independence. In turn, the current waitlist is open to all of Polk County residents with the exclusion of Salem residents within the Urban Growth Boundary of Salem. For more information, please see the link on our website for more details and the ability to fill out an online Program Eligibility Questionnaire: https://www.polkcdc.org/home-repair-finance-program/. Being on the waitlist does not guarantee eligibility for the CDBG Homeowner Rehabilitation Program.