PUERTORRIQUEÑOS ASOCIADOS FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION INC

aka PACO   |   Jersey City, NJ   |  www.pacoagency.org

Mission

The mission of Puertorriqueños Asociados for Community Organization, Inc. (PACO) is to empower and assist the community to attain its desired successes. PACO accomplishes this mission by providing a variety of social, human, and educational services. PACO also works to provide affordable housing to low-and-moderate income families and participates in educational reform efforts.

Ruling year info

1971

Executive Director

Julio Garcia

Main address

390 Manila Ave

Jersey City, NJ 07302 USA

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EIN

22-1911769

NTEE code info

Housing Owners, Renters Organizations (L50)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

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Our programs

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) allows individuals meeting various income qualifications to apply for heating bill and energy crisis assistance. Benefits are from the federally funded Department of Health and Human Services

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

Reduces energy costs for low–income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring health and safety.
PACO’s Technician Associates use computerized energy audits and advanced diagnostic equipment to determine the most appropriate cost–effective measures for each home.
On average, annual energy costs on a home can be reduced by $413 or more after being weatherized.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

A cultural sensitive environment for senior citizens, the PACO Senior Center provides one-on-one assistance with the often complicated and confusing process of accessing Medicare, Medicaid and other public and private benefit programs. The seniors also receive information on how to become safety minded and aware of the latest snares and scams frequently practiced on our seniors. Staff often do home visits and or will accompany them to different agencies and assist them attaining the service they need. Priority is given to elderly individuals who reside in Jersey City, elderly with greatest economic need, older individuals with disabilities and older persons with limited English speaking ability.
Nurse assisting senior

Population(s) Served
Seniors

PACO to provide lead-safe repairs and support energy efficiency in residential units built prior to 1978. Eligible units include one- and two-family owner-occupied and rental units. The purpose of this program is to identify and remediate lead-based paint hazards via interim controls to prevent elevated blood lead levels in children and pregnant women. Interim controls are defined as a set of measures designed to reduce temporarily human exposure or likely exposure to lead-based paint hazards, including specialized cleaning, repairs, maintenance, painting, temporary containment, and the ongoing monitoring of lead-based paint hazards or potential hazards.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Financials

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PUERTORRIQUEÑOS ASOCIADOS FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION INC

Board of directors
as of 07/12/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Frank Molina

Retired-Jersey City Police Department

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/12/2022

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Leadership

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Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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