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EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER FUNDS (EFSP)

Lighthouse is here to help! Funds are now available to assist Carter County residents. We can help assist with rent/mortgage or utility bills for any Carter Country Resident. Applications will be accepted between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on between 9:00am and 3:00pm on October 22nd & October 25th at our Ardmore clinic, 2530 S Commerce St. Bldg. A.

Funds will be available on a first come, first serve basis. 

 

Disclaimer: Funds are limited. The application window will close once all funds are depleted. 
 

Consumer must be Carter County residents in order to access these funds.

 

Rent/Mortage

 Eligible Items:

  • One month of past due balance of rent or mortgage

  • One month current balance or rent or mortgage

  • First month's rent

 Ineligible Items:

  • More than one month's rent or mortgage

  • First month of new mortgage

  • Deposits

  • Escrow payments, taxes, insurance

  • All Fees (condo fees, homeowner's association, late fees)

 Conditions:

  • More than one month's rent or mortgage

  • First month of new mortgage

  • Deposits

  • Escrow payments, taxes, insurance

  • All Fees (condo fees, homeowner's association, late fees)

Documentation Required:

First months rent - Dated and signed lease OR Landlord letter (dated and signed by landlord) with client's name, address move-in date, and monthly rent amount.

Current month's rent - Landlord letter or rent verification form (dated and signed by landlord) with client's name, address, specific month being covered, rent due date, and monthly rent amount.

Past due month's rent - Landlord letter or rent verification form (dated and signed by landlord) with client's name, address, specific month being covered, monthly rent amount, rent due date, and the total rent amount outstanding at the time of payment

 

Mortgage (Current) - Mortgage statement

 

Mortgage (Past Due) - Mortgage statement

Utilities (Metered Bills) 

 Eligible Items - Current or Past Due:

  • Electric

  • Gas

  • Water

  • Sewer

 Ineligible Items:

  • Bills exceeding a single one-month billed

  • Bill dated more than 10 calendar days prior to the utility due date

  • Payment on closed account

  • TV cable, satellite, internet, phone

  • Fuel

  • Late fees, deposit, or other fees

Documentation Required:

Current bills - Current statement

Past due bills - Bill or cut-off notice