Welcome to Highland Rim Economic Corporation 213 College Street, PO BOX 208 Erin, TN 37061 Phone: (931) 289-4101
Mission Statement: The mission statement for HREC is to coordinate resources to empower and inspire people to reach their full potential.
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Main Office

Houston County

Highland Rim Economic Corporation

213 College Street, PO BOX 208

Erin, TN

Phone: 931-289-4101

Fax: 931-289-5311


Executive Director: Jill Ortago



Director of Finance: David Brown



Director of Programs: Stacy Baggett



Bookkeeper: Christy Brown


Neighborhood Service Centers

Dickson County

707 Colonial Village, Hwy 70 East

Dickson, TN 37055

Phone: 615-441-1153


Supervisor: Sarah Gerbis


Humphreys County

3343 Hwy. 70 East

Waverly, TN 37185

Phone: 931-296-4098


Supervisor: Lori Pirtle


Stewart County

Stewart County Courthouse

PO Box 704

Dover, TN 37058

Phone: 931-232-5184


Supervisor: Lisa Brooks


Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
HREC USDA Commodity Program (TEFAP)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
CSBG offers a variety of programs to low-income families through four neighborhood Service Centers. These centers are located in each of the four counties of Dickson, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart counties. some of the specific programs offered at these centers are: Emergency Assistance Linkages for the Elderly and disabled and Community Outreach Nutrition Donations of cash, food and clothing are accepted at most of these centers to assist low-income families. Please contact the center in your county for more information.
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program is administered in Dickson, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart counties. This program assists families or individuals with special emergency needs for rent, mortgage, food or utility assistance.
The USDA Commodity Program provides a variety of nutritious free foods which enable low-income families to stretch their grocery dollars. HREC distributes the USDA foods in four different locations throughout the service area. Volunteers and local agencies donate their time and effort in helping to make the USDA food available to their neighbors. The University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension agents often provide important information on how to use the commodities.
LIHEAP is for low-income people in need of energy assistance. This program operates in the winter months to assist with fuel bills. Applications are normally taken in August and September and assistance is received in mid winter for the regular heating program. Applications are taken year round or until funds are exhausted for expedited assistance (emergency). Applications are taken in July for the summer cooling program.

LIHEAP Applications are taken year round!


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Funding sources for Highland Rim Economic Corporation include the Tennessee  Department of Human Services, U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services/Administration for Children and Families, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Federal Emergency  Management Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, Tennessee Housing Development Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other state, federal and local sources.


Who Does HREC Serve


  • Low-income individuals and families
  • Unemployed persons
  • Elderly persons
  • Persons with disabilities
  • High School dropouts
  • Homeless persons
  • Children of low-income families
  • Abandoned, widowed or divorced women and men
  • And others in need


Eligibility for Services


Eligibility requirements for HREC services are set by State, Federal and local funding guidelines and may include income, age, disability or demonstrated need of a service.


Eligibility will vary by service and will be determined when an application for service is made. HREC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or religion.