By Betsy Thorpe
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Metro Action Commission’s promise to the community
As a result of our nation’s current economic crisis Nashville’s Metro Action Commission has served more than 6,000 Davidson County residents in the first six months of the commission’s fiscal year that started last June. During the same time period in the previous year less than half that number of residents received assistance from MAC.
Last month Metro Action’s Executive Director, Cynthia Croom, stated “With nearly 200 people coming to us each day for help mostly with utilities, rent and mortgages, we need to make some temporary changes to the way we handle all requests so that families will not have to wait extreme amounts of time for assistance.”
Requests for energy assistance can now be assessed by caseworkers online. Applications for energy assistance are available on the Metro Action Commission web site.
The Metro Action Commission was created in 1964, for the purpose of securing and expending federal grant money in accordance with regulations established to eradicate poverty within the community.