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Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama

From time to time, EVERYONE needs help.

We help.

Welcome to the Web site of the Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama!

Our Mission
To reduce the causes and adverse consequences of poverty and to empower low-income individuals, families and communities to achieve self-sufficiency through advocacy, resource utilization and service delivery.



Miss Al you will be missed!

Miss Al

Community Action hearts are heavy at the passing of Miss Althea "Al" McClellan.  Miss Al served faithfully on the Community Action Northwest Board of Directors since August 2000, serving as Secretary-Treasurer.  Althea was quick to tell us her family was a "family of Community Action".  Her family had worked for Community Action as volunteer, as employee and served on the Board.  Ms. Al will be greatly missed for her fun spirit, positive outlook and unending love.

Home Buyers Class

A First Time Home Buyers Class will be held
Friday, August 19, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama
749 Thompson St.
Florence, AL 35630

This opportunity is provided for potential home buyers and those curious about the buying process. 

What you can expect...

  • from HUD certified counselors - what HUD wants you to know about home buying
  • from local professionals in the lending field - what to expect when seeking a loan
  • from a federally certified weatherization inspector - how to maintain your home after purchase

The class is free and lunch is provided.  A certificate of attendance is provided as required for all FHA loans.
Pre-registration is strongly suggested for planning purposes as space is limited.

Please call 256-766-4330 to register.



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Summer Utility Assistance Available

Summer utility appointments are now available.
Call our automated utility appointment line at 256-764-5142 or log on at

New Guidelines for Utility Assistance

Beginning with the 2015-2016 Winter utility season the State of Alabama now mandates the use of the standard no income Form 125 for all NO INCOME statements.  For each household member 18 and older declaring "no income' a no income Form 125 must be filled out.  Please click on the BELOW LINK and print Form 125 or visit one of our offices to request a form. Hand written statements will NO LONGER be accepted.

Please see "Guidelines" for additional information. 

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