Financial Assistance

If you are struggling to make ends meet, Metro Catholic Outreach (MCO) may be able to help you pay rent or utility bills (electric, gas, and water) to avoid eviction or disconnects.

Group of People Holding a Grant CheckMCO financial assistance is made available to you through donations from our 11 church parishes and other donors. You can receive assistance for the current month and past due amounts. Payments go directly to your landlord or utility company. We can’t help you with advance payments for future months.

Requirements:

  • You must live in the Cedar Rapids metro area.
  • You may be eligible to received MCO assistance once every 365 days.
  • You can get help a maximum of three times.
  • We do not assist with apartment deposits.

Schedule an Appointment:

MCO is now working with numerous not for profits in the community to streamline the process to receive financial assistance. As a result, there is now a centralized intake point for those in need of help. This process allows resources to be used as efficiently as possible, which creates less stress for those searching for services. Those interested in the rent utility program can call 319-366-7999 to see if they qualify. They will return your call and assist you in accessing programs that may be able to assist.

Next Call-in Day:

MCO is now working with numerous not for profits in the community to streamline the process to receive financial assistance. As a result, there is now a centralized intake point for those in need of help. This process allows resources to be used as efficiently as possible, which creates less stress for those searching for services. Those interested in the rent utility program can call 319-366-7999 to see if they qualify. They will return your call and assist you in accessing programs that may be able to assist.

MCO will NOT be having a call-in day until further notice.

DETOUR to MCO - use 7th St SE and utilize the alley on the south side of the building to access food pantry and parking lot

To access the MCO offices: utilize the alley off of 7th St SE and go west towards 6th St, look for an opening in the alley and pull in the parking lot away from the alley

 

To access the Pantry during distribution: utilize the alley off of 7th St SE and go west towards the road-closed sign. Make a U-turn at the end of the alley and pull up to the building as normal for your box to be placed in your car.

 

Please have patience with staff, volunteers, and other clients as we work through this new process.