United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Housing Assistance Program

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General Information
Description of ServiceCoast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) provides essential financial aid to the entire Coast Guard family, chiefly through financial counseling, short-term interest-free loans, financial grants, referrals, and other related means.

Housing Assistance may be considered to assist clients who have demonstrated a financial need and wish to purchase, sell, or refinance a current or former primary residence, or establish a household obtain housing and establish a household when moving to a new area.

Housing assistance may be provided to help with settlement charges when purchasing, selling, or refinancing a home, or for deposits when renting. Assistance may also be provided for the cost of establishing utilities.

Closing Cost Assistance: Intended to help Coast Guard personnel, who would otherwise be unable to purchase a home, who wish to sell their house due to poor market conditions, or who wish to refinance a mortgage on their home to obtain lower interest rates or lower monthly payments, by providing a loan to help pay for settlement charges (not down payment) associated with purchasing or selling a primary residence, selling a former primary residence, or refinancing a residence which is either their current or former primary residence. Closing cost assistance can provide a loan to help pay for settlement charges (not down payment) associated with purchasing or selling a primary residence, selling a former primary residence, or refinancing a residence which is either their current or former primary residence.

Rental Assistance: Intended to help clients obtain housing without undue financial hardship. Assistance may be provided when the client has a demonstrated financial need for assistance after all government entitlements have been utilized. Rental assistance will normally be in the form of a loan. Grants will not normally be considered.

Utilities: When establishing a new residence, assistance may be provided for utility (electric, gas, water, sewer), telephone, TV and cable deposits and installation charges for clients who have a demonstrated need for assistance.
Geographical AreaUnited States - includes all Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Intake ProcedureCall or contact your local Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Representative
Intake RequirementsAn application for assistance must be completed for each request for assistance. The CGMA Application for Assistance (CGMA Form 5) has been established as the primary document to request assistance from CGMA. This form will be used to request most types of assistance, except as noted below.
Additional RequirementsIn addition to the application form, in most cases a CGMA Budget Form must also be completed. Additional supporting documentation will normally be required when applying for assistance. Applicants are encouraged to review "Applying for Assistance" for additional information.
Helpful TipsTo insure uniformity of treatment and fairness to all clients, certain limitations have been established where assistance is not normally permitted.

CGMA funds will not normally be provided for long-term, continuing or frequent use of assistance for Unauthorized Items listed at website.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityWith only a few exceptions, almost everyone associated with the U.S. Coast Guard is eligible to request assistance from Coast Guard Mutual Assistance on behalf of themselves or their immediate family members.

Eligibility under special circumstances may apply in certain situations. Additional eligibility limitations and guidelines specific to each type of assistance may also apply.

Eligibility to receive assistance for themselves or on behalf of their immediate family members is generally extended to, U.S. Coast Guard:
  • Active Duty Members
  • Retired Military Personnel
  • Civilian Employees
  • Reserve Members
  • Auxiliary Members
  • PHS Officers and Chaplains
  • CGMA Employees
  • Immediate Family Members
  • Surviving Family Members
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 US Coast Guard Stop 7180
Physical Site Address 2 4200 Wilson Blvd, Suite 610
Physical Site City, State, Zip Arlington, VA 20598-7180
Mail Attention To Coast Guard Mutual Assistance
Main Phone 703-872-6716
Service Location Email ARL-DG-CGMA@uscg.mil
Web Address www.cgmahq.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Homeland Security
Affiliated Program: United States Coast Guard
This Service: United States Coast Guard - Coast Guard Mutual Assistance: Housing Assistance Program
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Armed Forces Civilian Auxiliaries (TM-0480)
Coast Guard Personnel (YN-0500.1500)
Eligible Benefits Applicants (YC-1800)
Home Purchase/Mortgage Refinance Loans (BH-3500.3400)
Military Reserves (YN-5000)
Rental Deposit Assistance (BH-3800.7250)
Retired Military (YN-7000)
Utility Deposit Assistance (BV-8900.9150)
Veterans (YN-9000)