Monday, February 15, 2010

CoverKids Registration -- March 1, 2010

Please feel free to share this information with colleagues and individuals who you think would be interested in this announcement. We need your help in spreading the word about the re-opening of CoverKids so that every child who qualifies has access to quality health insurance.

Families can apply online at or by calling 866-620-8864 anytime on or after March 1. It is important to note that families should wait until March 1st to apply as we will not be accepting applications before that date.

Renew Online (Please complete your renewal so your child(ren)'s benefits will continue without a break in coverage.)

Apply Online Now  (first-time registering)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis Home -- Please Share!!!

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing in the city of Memphis and its surrounding areas. Habitat is committed to making decent housing a matter of conscience and action and building strong communities. The organization works to build simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with low-income families, who are in need of adequate shelter. The homes are then sold to Habitat’s partner families, at no profit and with no interest charged. Families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor – sweat equity – into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into the revolving Fund for Humanity, which is used to build more homes. Since its founding in 1983, Habitat has built more than 320 homes in Shelby and Fayette counties. Habitat for Humanity does not provide free housing. It is not a federal government program or a transitional housing provider.

Who qualifies for Habitat?

To qualify, applicants must:

  • Be a first-time home buyer
  • Live or work in Shelby County
  • Reside in substandard housing and have an actual need
  • Be unable to qualify for a conventional loan due to income level
  • Have stable, verifiable income that is sufficient to support a monthly mortgage payment, in addition to other expenses
  • Have fair or passable credit
  • Be willing to partner with Habitat for Humanity
  • Be able to pay a $1,000 down payment
  • Meet the income guidelines listed below

Habitat for Humanity Income Guidelines:

Family Size Gross Yearly Income
3-4 $15,450-$45,850

Home Owner Orientation (First Monday of each month, next one December 7th, click link for details.)

Financial Peace

Please inquire if you are interested in applying for a home. Contact
Micheal Clark, Director of Family Services at 901.761.4771 x203.

E-mail your questions or comments to:

Shelby County Community Service Agency -- Utility Asstances

The Shelby County Community Service Agency is currently providing Utility Assistance's for individuals or families that meet the following guidelines:

Disabled or
60 and/or older or
5 or younger or
Working Poor (see poverty guidelines)
and documented household income.

Tennesseans whose household income does not exceed 125 percent of federal poverty guidelines (that’s $26,500/year for a family of four) are potentially eligible for the program. Priority is given to elderly and/or disabled citizens.

Shelby has two location Raleigh Mall (380-3756) and Kirby Parkway (362-6518). Each location only accepts 20 calls per day. The agency is open from 8:00 am thorough 4:00 pm. The maximum amount paid per period is $500-$600. The period is from July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008.

Please note: No walk-ins accepted, must call in for an appointment. The program is open to both Memphis and Shelby County residents. You can either rent or own your home. Everyone in the family household must show or present proof of income.

Free House cleaning for women undergoing chemo by Cleaning for a Reason

Cleaning for a Reason

If you know any woman currently undergoing Chemo, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - 1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. Click link below for details:

Please pass this information on to bless a woman going through Breast Cancer treatment. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It’s our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.

UPS (United Parcel Services) is Currently Hiring

UPS is currently hiring in serveral positions. Please click the URL to retrieve and view the openings:


Job Search:

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) -- Please Share !!!

Through ARRA every state and most cities received grants for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) amounts to 3-6 months of rent or mortgage payments to keep people in their homes or apartments (if they qualify).

If you know someone having issues in Memphis below is the contact info:

Shelby County MEMPHIS
Division of Housing and Community Development
Mary Lanier Administrator, Homeless & Special Needs
701 N. Main Street Memphis 38107 (901)576-7313 (901) 576-7480

Info on Mississippi and Louisiana is listed below as well:

MS: Hinds County
JACKSON Office of Housing and Community Development
Louis Armstrong Deputy Director
200 S. President St. Jackson 39201 (601) 960-2155 (601) 960-6712

Community Services Division (CSD)
Tracey Giles Bureau Manager
Post Office Box 849 Jackson 39205 (601) 359-6676 ( 601-)359-3108

LA: LA East Baton Rouge Parish BATON ROUGE Office of Community Development (OCD) Sharon St. Romain Chief Social Services Officer P.O. Box 1471 Baton Rouge 70821 (225) 389-3039 (225) 389-3939

Theresa R. Joseph, MAT Community and Economic
Development Dept. Phoenix Workforce Connections
Voice: 602-534-9672 Fax: 602-534-3915 email:

United State Postal Office -- Now Hiring

Now Hiring! 2007 Postal Jobs
Call Today!1-800-958-5314 (Ext. 9101)

Entry level positions include window clerk, mail carrier, mail handler, and mail processor.

Full Time US Postal Employees Receive Full Federal Benefits, Retirement, Paid Training.

The average Postal Employee makes just over $57,000 a year.

Post Office Jobs - Offer Full Federal Benefits, Paid Training, Vacations.Average Starting Pay for Post Office Jobs is $20.00/hour.No Experience Necessary!

Operators Standing By 2 A.M. - 7 A.M. Eastern Standard Time

Minimum Requirements To Qualify For Post Office Jobs:

Must be at least 18 years of age.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or have a Green Card.
Must have high school diploma or GED. Must be willing to take a drug screen.

If you have met these requirements, that's great! You are now eligible for positions with the U.S. Postal Service and we can help you with the next step.
Call 1-800-958-5314 and Reference #W9101.

*** Please Note -- The announcement number is various, get exact # from site.