Head Start

Head Start

The Johnston Lee Harnett Head Start program provides low-income families access to services that promote self-sufficiency. The program offers education and early childhood development, comprehensive health care programming, parent involvement programming, and family services.

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HUD

HUD Programs

We can provide access to counseling and resources that may be available to you through our HUD certified counselors. From first time home buyers looking for assistance to reverse mortgages and foreclosure prevention we will work with you and the institution holding your mortgage to keep you in your home.

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Rapid Rehousing

Rapid Rehousing

Johnston Lee Harnett Community Actions Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program provides financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re- housed and stabilized.

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Weatherization

Weatherization

Johnston Lee Harnett Community Action provides weatherization services to residents who meet the federal poverty guidelines in the three counties and have been affected by adverse economic conditions. The program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing energy efficiency.

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Duke Energy

Duke Energy

Duke Energy's Helping Home Fund offers free assistance for income-qualified customers to lower their energy bills and improve the home's energy efficiency. The program offers a complete home energy assessment and assistance to help save on your energy bills with a number of repairs and improvements.

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Family Services

Family Services

The Successfully Transitioning to Achieve Real Self Sufficiency or S.T.A.R.S. program helps low income and disadvantaged families with crisis assistance as well as educational and employment activities. Other offerings include housing assistance and also financial literacy and budgeting classes.

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JLH Community Action

For the past 50 years Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc. has been helping our fellow citizens to overcome hardships and to help lift them out of poverty. We are a private, non-profit agency that provides resources to help permanently improve the lives of the disadvantaged. We strive to inspire people to be empowered through opportunities that support education, self-sufficiency, and a willingness to give back to society. We are dedicated to Helping People, Changing Lives.

Recent News

Notice of Intent to Apply for Funding

Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action, Inc. will apply for funding of $530,882.00 to provide services to eligible low-income people in Johnston, Lee and Harnett counties through the Community Services Block Grant program for fiscal year 2018-2019. There will be a public hearing on the grant application on Friday December 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm in the conference room at Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action located at 1105 Massey Street, Smithfield, NC. The agency’s Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 pm on December 14, 2017 at the same location to approve the grant application.

Personalized Brick

Honor, memorialize or celebrate a loved one with a Laser Personalized Brick! Your purchase of a $50 brick will help Johnston-Lee-Harnett Community Action continue its work dedicated to helping its community residents change their lives for the better! Your brick can be placed around the JLHCA home office flagpole or you can take the brick home for placement of your choice. Personalization is created with black laser print on a red brick. Call 919-934-2145 for more information on ordering.

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