Community Service for Public Housing Residents

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Under section 12 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended, every adult resident of public housing is required to perform eight hours of community service each month, or participate in a self-sufficiency program for at least eight hours each month or a combination of the two totaling eight hours each month (42 USC 1437j). This requirement does not apply to various exempt groups such as elderly persons, certain disabled individuals and others. (24 CFR 960.600-609).

Options for Community Service:

  • Adult Basic Education: 398-7433
  • American Red Cross: 398-0523 or 382-6571
  • Asera Care Hospice: 384-1080
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters: 384-3456
  • Boy Scouts: 382-3717
  • Central Health Center: 384-7625
  • Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism: 385-5520
  • Chrysalis Lutheran Homes: 381-7227
  • City of Grand Island: 385-5444
  • Crisis Center: 381-0555
  • Edith Abbott Public Library: 385-5333
  • Edgewood Vista: 384-0717
  • Family Violence Coalition: 385-5346
  • Friendship House: 382-0422
  • Girl Scouts: 381-2020
  • Golden Living Center Park Place: 382-2635
  • Good Samaritan Society: 384-3535
  • Goodwill Industries: 384-7896
  • Grand Island Parks and Recreation: 385-5444
  • Grand Generation Center: 385-5308
  • Grand Island Public Schools: 385-5900
  • Grand: 385-6252
  • Habitat for Humanity: 385-5510
  • Habitat for Humanity Restore: 385-5082
  • Hall County Extension Office: 385-5088
  • Head Start: 385-5058 or 385-5655
  • Heartland United Way: 382-2675
  • Hope Harbor: 385-5190
  • Humane Society: 385-5305
  • Literacy Council of Grand Island: 385-5305
  • Multicultural Coalition: 385-5242
  • Mosaic: 381-1690
  • Project Hunger: 385-1590
  • St. Francis Medical Center: 384-4600
  • Salvation Army: 382-4855
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store: 381-7628
  • Stuhr Museum: 385-5316
  • Sudanese Center of Grand Island: 308-227-1786
  • Tiffany Square: 384-2333
  • Third City Community Clinic: 389-5312
  • United Veterans Club: 381-1555
  • United Way: 382-2675
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center: 382-3660
  • Wedgewood Care Center: 382-5440
  • YMCA: 395-9622
  • YWCA: 384-9922

Other Volunteer Options

Ask the agency for the volunteer coordinator and let them know you are interested in volunteering at least eight hours a month.

  • Church
  • Nursing home
  • Hospital

  • School
  • Child care center
  • Hospice

 

  • Recreation center
  • Senior center
  • Homeless shelter

 

  • Food bank
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Caring for children of other residents so they may work or volunteer
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