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National Wear Red Day

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1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. Celebrate National Wear Red Day with Go Red For Women on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 to help save women’s lives. Join the movement nationwide and learn how you can honor women like you on this important day. Click here for more information

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR EITC? GET IT, AND GET IT RIGHT!

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ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR EITC? GET IT, AND GET IT RIGHT!

Make sure you get the right amount of credit due you. If your tax return is being prepared at a Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site or someone else, to expedite the process, take the following with you to your preparer:

·         A valid driver’s license or other photo id card
·         Social security cards, a social security number verification letter or the ITIN, individual taxpayer identifying number, for all persons listed on the return
·         Birth dates for all persons listed on return
·         All income statements: Forms W-2 and 1099, Social Security, unemployment, and other statements, such as pensions, stocks, interest and any documents showing taxes withheld. If you run a business or farm, records of all income earned.
·         All records of expenses, such as tuition, mortgage interest or real estate taxes. If you run a business or farm, records of all related expenses will be needed.
·         Copies of last year’s state and federal tax returns, if you have them
·         Bank routing numbers and account numbers to direct deposit any refund
·         Dependent child care information: name and address of who you paid and either the caretaker’s SSN or other tax identification number
·         Both spouses to sign forms to e-file (electronically file) a joint tax return

Total Community Action is offering free tax preparation, to schedule an appointment call (504) 872-0330.  To locate a  VITA site near you click here.

Super Tax Day 2015

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Please join us for Super Tax Day 2015 and get your taxes done for FREE! No appointment needed. (For households with an income under $58,000)

Saturday, January 31, 2015
1410 South Jefferson Davis Pkwy
New Orleans, LA 70125
8am- 12noon

For more information call (504) 872-0330

Super LiHEAP Days

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LIHEAP Super Days 2015webNew Orleans, La- Total Community Action, Inc. will host several Super Low Income Home Energy Assistance Days for residents of Orleans Parish in need of utility assistance Monday, January 12 through Friday, January 16, 2015.  TCA will be providing all LIHEAP services on a first- come, first-served basis. No appointments required. To be eligible for Regular LIHEAP services client cannot have received assistance in the last six month or have been seen after July 11, 2014.  To be eligible for CRISIS LIHEAP client cannot have received assistance in the last twelve months or have been seen after January 11, 2014.

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is designed to help low-income households pay their heating and cooling bills as well as increase their energy self- sufficiency.  The program targets people with the lowest income and the highest energy cost based on income and family size. Payment is made directly to the utility provider on behalf of the recipient.

TCA will assist families at the following locations until all available serviceslots have been exhausted, doors open at 9:00 a.m. :

Monday, January 12, 2015
Senior Day (over 60)
Lower Ninth Ward
St. David Head Start
1230 Caffin Avenue

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
New Orleans East
Household of Faith
9300 I-10 Service Road

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Algiers
Cutoff NORDC Center
6600 Belgrade Street

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Treme
Sojourner Truth
2200 Lafitte Street

Friday, January 16, 2015
Uptown
John P. Lyons Center
624 Louisiana Avenue
Utility assistance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.  No appointments required.

To be seen recipients must have all required documentation:

1.  Picture I.D.
2.  Social Security or legal proof (All members of the household)
3.  Proof of Residence
a.  Non- Public Housing:  Deeds, Homestead Exemption,  Lease, or Rent Receipts
b. Public Housing & Section 8: Resident Worksheet (Full 2 pages from HANO office)
4.   Proof of Income ALL INCOME MUST BE REPORTED. *If you have no income, please provide a contribution letter with picture ID of person contributing (The contributor cannot be a LIHEAP recipient) **
a. Last four Consecutive Check Stubs, Private Pension, or Unemployment
b. Benefits Award Letters 2015 (Social Security/ Veterans Pension),
c. Self-Employed ~Prior Tax Years Return
5.  Food Stamp Print Out (Issuance must be within 30 days)
6.  Energy Bill Print Out
7.  Any household member 18 or older must be present unless on food stamp print out

8.  Applicants for crisis must have an extenuating circumstance, a disconnect notice in and of itself no longer makes the client eligible.

Louisiana Early Childhood Education Act

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Now Accepting Head Start Applications

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Total Community Action, Inc. Head Start Program is currently enrolling 3-5 year old children  in Orleans parish for the 2014- 2015 program year at all locations.

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