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Mahube Community Council, Inc.

    Mahube Community Council, Inc. is a community action agency that provides a range of anti-poverty services to area residents, primarily low-income, children and families, people with disabilities and senior citizens. These programs include:

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    Family Services: Assists residents with employment and education opportunities in order to improve their economic situation. The program provides housing assistance to supplement rent, prevent foreclosure and stabilize living arrangements.

    Energy Assistance: Helps low-income households pay home heating costs. It also assists income eligible homeowners with heating system repairs.

    Weatherization: Designed to provide heating and energy improvements on homes of income eligible households.

    Head Start: Available for children from families with limited income or who have special needs. Program services are offered to preschool children, ages birth to 5. Head Start provides comprehensive education, health and social services to families.

    Volunteers: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers any senior, age 55 or over, the opportunity to serve their community through volunteer service. The program serves as a clearinghouse for volunteers, as well as programs and agencies which could benefit from the use of volunteers.

    Family Assets in Minnesota (FAIM): FAIM is a self-sufficiency program that assists families with saving money to purchase a home, capitalizing a business or paying for college tuition. The FAIMgrant provides a monthly match for participant savings.

    Child Care: Child Care Resource & Referral provides licensed day-care referrals to parents looking for child care. The program also has many educational resources available for children, parents and child care professionals. A toll free line is available for those outside the Park Rapids area at 800-450-1385.

    Senior Services: The Park Rapids Living at Home Program provides professional and volunteer in-home support services to disabled and older adults. It also offers any individual, young or old, the opportunity to serve their community through volunteer service to disabled and older adults.For more information call 732-7204.

    Tax aid: Trained and certified by the IRS and MinnesotaDepartment of Revenue, volunteers provide free tax help for elderly and low to middle income.

    Mahube Community Council is located at 120 No.Central.The mailing address is POBox 229, Park Rapids, MN 56470.For more information call 732-7204 or e-mail proffice@mahube.org. Mahube also maintains a Website at www.mahube.org.

Hubbard County Emergency Food Shelf

    Food is given to the needy by referral from clergy, law enforcement, Mahube and social services. The food shelf is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at 706 3rd St. East, Park Rapids. Volunteers are on call every day for emergencies. The food shelf is operated by a volunteer board of directors. Call Dave Long at 732-3901 or Roman Horejsi at 732-3803. Donations of food and cash are welcome year-round. In May 2011 the food shelf will move to a new location on the third block of Pleasant Avenue.

Akeley Food Shelf

    Akeleys First Lutheran Church is home to a food shelf, open from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Contact George Lueck at 652-4457 for more information.

Housing assistance

    Hubbard County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HCHRA)was established in 1995 and is dedicated to providing solutions to communities housing challenges for low- to moderate-income families. The office is located at 310 3rd St. East, Park Rapids and the phone number is 732-9118. The HCHRA operates several housing programs including:

    Community Revitalization: A partnership with Nevis Public School since 1997. Each year, students build a house under the instruction of their industrial technology teacher and local contractors. These homes are sold to low- to moderate-income families and/or first time homebuyers.

    The Cornerstone: Provides transitional housing for homeless or displaced families.Temporary or emergency housing is available on a short-term basis; transitional housing can be for up to 24 months. Rent is income based.

    Homestretch: For first- time homebuyers. Local professionals teach classes on homeownership.

    Rehabilitation loans: For three separate income qualifications. Call for information.

    Northwoods Supportive Housing: A collaborative with Upper Mississippi Mental Health Center to provide housing for persons with persistent mental health issues.

E911 addressing

    The E911 database is maintained on a daily basis to ensure accuracy and the goal of speeding up response time for emergency vehicles. As part of this maintenance, the county asks citizens to report any problems with damaged or missing intersection signs and any possible errors in address signing.

    Rural residents are asked to maintain their address signs by keeping them in good repair and removing any vegetation that may block their visibility. If address signs and/or steel posts are damaged beyond repair, replacements may be purchased from the Hubbard County Highway Department.

    Residents cannot alter or modify address signs for any reason. Emergency services personnel look in the normal locations  day or night  and may miss seeing an address sign if it is moved to a nonstandard location. New address applications are available at the Hubbard County Environmental Services Office (ESO). Relocating a driveway also may constitute an address change and the need to apply for an address change permit from the ESO.

    Road maps are available at the Highway Department and Auditor/Treasurers office. Up-to-date road location information may be obtained by contacting E911 administrator Barb Barth at 732-3890 or Steve Pachel,GISdepartment, at 732-2304.

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