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Saginaw CAC Programs

The Saginaw County Community Action Committee, Inc. (better known as CAC) operates a multi-purpose center that links community residents, the systematic assessment of local needs, community-wide response, and service delivery. It works as a local decision maker, completing these duties through the following programs
(click on the links below for a brief summary of each program):

Otherwise, click on the program you need from the navigation bar on the left of the screen. Feel free to give us a call.

Commodity Food and Nutrition
The Saginaw County CAC provides food supplements to low-income residents. Distributions are both monthly (seniors) and quarterly. The agency supplies food items to various food pantries, four food kitchens, and 15 senior sites. By supplying these entities with surplus commodities, the targeted population can stretch their food dollars. Nutrition education and meal planning ideas are provided by the Michigan State University Cooperative Extension services. Volunteers living in the Out-county areas, i.e. Chesaning, St. Charles, and Freeland, manage commodity distributions in their area.

Other Food programs are:

  • Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) – provides government commodity food supplements for families on a quarterly basis
  • Urban Gardening Program – provides residents the opportunity to grow nutritious food gardens

CLICK HERE for more information on our Commodity Food and Nutrition programs.

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Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)
Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) funds provide rental housing for low-income residents of Saginaw City. The agency acquires sub-standard housing in the targeted areas identified by the city council and rehabilitates it for rental. We become the property managers and program income is used to acquire additional properties for the program.

CLICK HERE for more information on our CHDO program.

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Deliverable Fuel
This program provides deliverable heating fuel to low-income households.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Deliverable Fuels program.

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Dream Catchers for Life (Family Self Sufficiency Program)
This program provides effective case management and leadership and Job Readiness Training for targeted families to empower and equip them to move towards self sufficiency through the development and implementation of a family self sufficiency plan.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Dream Catchers for Life (Family Self Sufficiency) program

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Elderly and Disabled Home Repairs Program
Saginaw County CAC provides free labor and material toward home repairs for seniors and disabled people that live in the Cathedral District or the Houghton/Jones Expanded district.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Elderly and Disabled Home Repairs Program.

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Emergency Services
This program provides direct and preventative services to meet the needs of low income individuals and/or families including: food assistance, shelter deposits, utility and rental arrearage payments, bus tokens, intervention, counseling, and information and referral.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Emergency Support Services.

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Hall Rental
The arena in the CAC center provides a facility at a reasonable cost to individuals and/or groups for private activities.

CLICK HERE for more information on Hall rental.

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Housing Counseling
This program is HUD approved and MSHDA certified. Housing and credit counseling is provided to any individual or family threatened with mortgage foreclosure, rental evictions, and to persons seeking to become homeowners. It includes counseling for financially distressed families and assistance for budget development and management.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Housing Counseling Program.

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Income Tax Assistance
Program provides income eligible persons with income tax assistance and preparation of federal, state, and local income tax forms, including home heating tax credit and property tax credits.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Income Tax Assistance Program.

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Michigan Enrolls
The Michigan Enrolls Program provides community outreach, education, and enrollment for Medicaid beneficiaries into managed care plans.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Michigan Enrolls Program

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Minority Senior Outreach and Advocacy
Program provides outreach to seniors for purposes of identifying problems and linking seniors with available services in Saginaw County. Staff also advocate for senior services, senior rights and for new programs to meet the needs of seniors.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Minority Senior Outreach and Advocacy Program.

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Partners Against Poverty
Saginaw CAC sponsors an annual Award and Recognition dinner in honor of those who have made significant contributions to the community.

CLICK HERE for more information on Partners Against Poverty Awards and Recognition Dinner

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Rebuilding Together
Volunteers and Home Improvement contractors complete home renovations at no cost to the low-income senior homeowners. Agency staff, Board of Directors, City government, and community partners support this effort through the provision of materials and manual labor.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Rebuilding Together program.

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Walk for Warmth
Saginaw CAC sponsors the annual "Walk for Warmth" fund raiser with funds used to help pay home heating bills of approved applicants.

CLICK HERE for more information on the "Walk for Warmth".

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Weatherization Assistance Program
This program helps income eligible families and individuals by making their homes more energy efficient and comfortable through weatherization measures such as insulation, air sealing, and replacing energy appliances that do not work efficiently.

CLICK HERE for more information on our Weatherization program.

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