Do you need or know a neighbor in need of our services?
There is never a charge to the homeowner for services or materials provided by Neighbor in Need. Check below to see if you qualify and apply now!
Please mail printed applications to the address listed on the form.
Need help completing our application?
Give us a call at (678) 694-7262 and we'll schedule time for a volunteer to assist.
Who We Help
We are currently able to provide assistance for residents who:
- Are 65 or older
- Live within our Scottdale community (see service map below)
- Have an annual income that does not exceed 250% above the current Federal Poverty Guidelines
- Have a home repair need that could force the resident out of their home or into serious financial hardship; and
- Have a repair need that falls within the Neighbor in Need repair budget.
Our Service Area
Decatur’s MLK, Jr. Service project seeks to harness community volunteers to assist long-time City of Decatur residents/seniors homeowners to safely and comfortably remain in their homes by providing house maintenance and repair.
We are part of a nationwide effort to link people to the right services. Empowerline is part of Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) network, a No Wrong Door access point for information requests and assistance. Together, we work to simplify complex program offerings, identify long-term services and support solutions, and reduce caregiver burden.
Since 1975, the Senior Citizens Law Project has offered advice and representation to seniors aged 60 or older on a variety of legal issues. These problems often involve income and healthcare benefits, nursing and personal care homes, home preservation, and abuse or neglect.
Senior Services is dedicated to providing opportunities that enrich their lives and encourage them to engage in healthy activities, manage their wellness, have access to resources, and become socially involved. Providing adequate resources ensures community members can benefit from the contributions and experiences of older adults. With an emphasis on home and community-based services that support independent living, DeKalb County is committed to raising awareness about issues facing older adults, and helping all individuals thrive in communities of their choice for as long as possible.
The DeKalb County Community Development Department is committed to assisting in the creation of affordable housing repair for qualified households throughout DeKalb County.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program may be able to help you pay your heating and cooling bills. Funds are typically issued November through March or until they run out. DeKalb residents can apply through the Partnership for Community Action, Inc. (404-537-4300).
Lifeline is a federal program that helps income-eligible customers with costs for monthly telephone charges. Contact your local phone service provider to find out if you qualify.
AT&T offers low-cost wireless home internet service if at least one resident in your household participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and if you have no outstanding debt for past AT&T internet service. For details about Access from AT&T, call 855-220-5211.
Depending on your age and income, you may be eligible for discounted telephone service, reduced phone hook-up fees, home weatherization funds, gas discounts, or electricity discounts. More information is available through the Georgia Public Service Commission (404-656-4501) and your utility providers.
You may be eligible for Senior SNAP if all members of your household are age 60+, are not working, and meet income guidelines. For assistance, contact the Georgia DHS Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) at 1-877-423-4746.
If you are unable to afford your monthly Medicare premiums, deductibles, or out-of-pocket expenses such as medication costs, you may qualify for one of many financial assistance programs. To seek guidance and learn about your options, contact GeorgiaCares, Georgia’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program, at 1-866-552-4464, option 4.