A woman came to North Central Community Action (NCCAP) wanting assistance getting into subsidized housing. She needed to leave the housing that her family was renting because it had become substandard. She and the children were constantly sick and having to go to the doctor office due to respiratory problems for the past 5 months. The woman had found black mold growing on the wall behind and below the bed. She cleaned the area and that did not take care of the black mold. She contacted the landlord again and was told that they would take care of it. The landlord had not taken care of the mold and the family members were getting sicker. She gave notice to the landlord that they were vacating and the landlord released her from the lease contract. NCCAP was able to help the woman with her first month rent in the amount of $295. She has now moved into new housing and has had no more problems.
North Central Community Action Program's purpose is to stimulate a better focusing of all available local, state, private and federal resources. NCCAP works with low-income people who are at or below poverty, helping them to assess their needs and then making referrals to resources assisting with agency resources and advocating when necessary.