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  • Community Loan Program / Money Matters

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Provides eligible Franklin County, MA residents financial counseling and a zero-interest loan, up to $500, to meet unexpected expenses paired with financial counseling. The Community Loan Program helps to provide families with the tools and support to reach financial stability while meeting an unexpected financial need. We will save participants costs normally paid on cash advance and payday loans by offering the loan, free from credit checks, service fees and interest charges. Participants will receive individualized financial education, credit repair and budgeting support during required meetings throughout the repayment period. Participants will conclude the program with a greater sense of financial well-being and household stability.

    The goal of the Money Matters Program is to help individuals manage money as well as access and use financial services that work for them, for year-round financial success. The three initiatives of the program include the Free Tax Assistance Program, the Community Loan Program and Financial Counseling services. Participants may join in one or all initiatives depending on their individual needs and eligibility.

    • Franklin County Main Office (Greenfield)
      CR&A Information and Referral: (413) 475-1570
      WIC: (413) 376-1160
      Energy Programs: (413) 774-2310
      Main Office/ Administration Fax: (413) 773-3834
      Main Office/ Reception: (413) 774-2318
      393 Main Street
      Greenfield, MA 01301

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Languages Offered: English

    Program Fees: None

    Eligibility: Residents of Franklin County, MA with regular verifiable income who have an unexpected financial need. Must meet income guidelines/ verified between 200% to 300% of Federal Poverty Level. See webpage for more information and income limits.

    Area(s) Served:
    • Franklin County

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