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How to get Financial assistance at bucm.

BUCM defines a crisis as a disruption in normal or usual patterns of functioning. A crisis cannot be resolved through someone's customary problem-solving skills.

Crisis Family Situations include, but are not limited to, a chronically ill family member, lack of support, and spousal abuse.

Crisis Economic Situations can include sudden or chronic financial strain, loss of employment, eviction, theft of belongings, missed child support, and cancelation of utility service.

the process

1. Call BUCM and request a financial assistance interview.

2. Within 48 hours a social worker will follow up by phone to conduct a financial assessment. Our social workers are trained to understand many different challenges and to help you stay housed, to keep your utilities on, and to help you to avoid a future financial crisis.

3. The social worker will discuss different options that may help you after the interview.

If you qualify for assistance, payments will be made directly to your landlord or utility company.

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Required Information

Clients need to provide legible copies of the following along with your application:

  •  Picture ID of the person applying for financial assistance.

  • Proof of household income for adults in the household. If anyone receives unemployment, SSI, SSA, VA benefits, retirement pension, child support, disability payments, or income from any other source, you must provide verification of that income.

  • A current copy of all monthly expenses and receipt for crisis expenses.

  • Past-due utility bills, disconnection notices, rental late notices, or eviction papers. These must be in the name of an adult who resides at the address.

These documents can be delivered to BUCM or emailed to

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