News & Events

Renting 101 Class To Be Held At WCMCA July 28

Finding it hard to find a place to rent because of bad debt, a criminal history or bad rental history?  Are you a landlord and are not sure of all your legal options when it comes to renting?

For this class a lawyer will be speaking about landlord-tenant rights and we also talk about general rules of being a good tenant.

Landlords and potential renters have thought this class was fantastic because there were some laws they were unaware of.   Come to the class to change your renting experiences forever.

Renting 101 Grant Co. flyer July 28

Back To School Project by Grant County Salvation Army Extended

The Grant County Salvation Army has extended the deadline to apply for the Back to School Project! If you or someone you know who lives in Grant County need assistance purchasing school supplies for your children in grades K-12, please call Steph at 218-685-7084.

Back-to-School 16-17

Caring Neighbors Free Store Give Away

It’s almost officially Summer and the Caring Neighbors Free Store has definitely embraced the fact.  You’ll find they have a large selection of gently used summer clothing for the entire family as well as household goods, kitchen items, and wall décor.  They are having their June Give Away, Fri. & Sat. (17th & 18th) from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  It’s easy to find, they are located on the corner of Main and Melby in beautiful downtown Ashby.  As always,  it’s all free.

-June 2016 Caring Neighbors

Energy Assistance Funding Still Available!

The program has been extended to July 1, 2016.  Crisis amounts have increased to $1,000 per household.  For seniors who are 60+, crisis funds can be used for past due or current balance with heat or electric vendors.

Please contact our office at 800-492-4805

The application is available here.

WCMCA Provides Home Ownership Education in Alexandria

Workshops for home ownership education are provided through Catherine Anderson-Barnes of the University of Minnesota Extension.  Classes are a total of ten (10) hours in length, held in Alexandria on two (2) evenings. The classes provide extensive education on the people and processes involved in purchasing a home.  Cost for classes are $45 and a certificate is awarded at the end that assists participants in qualifying for various loan products. 

May 17th and 19th

June 14 & 16

July 12 & 14

August 16 & 18

September 20 & 22

Douglas County Extension Office Meeting Room (located in the Douglas County Library building in Alexandria).  All classes run from 6:00 – 10:00 pm.

 More information can be found on our website: Housing Counseling information.