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Millions still need to claim their coronavirus stimulus checks

By on September 28th, 2020

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There are millions of people who have not yet received their CARES Act stimulus check, and time is running out to claim this assistance before the October 15 deadline. The CARES Act was passed last March to help people hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. It included stimulus checks of $1,200 for every adult, plus $500 … Continue reading Millions still need to claim their coronavirus stimulus checks


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Housing Wait List Recap: September 28, 2020

By on September 28th, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that have been recently announced for the week of September 28, 2020. COVID-19 Notice Due to concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice, or submission instructions may be adjusted. The Affordable Housing … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: September 28, 2020


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The pandemic is making it harder for survivors of domestic violence

By on September 24th, 2020

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In the best of times, survivors of domestic violence face a lot of challenges finding safe shelter. The coronavirus pandemic has made things much worse. Stay at home orders keep survivors closed up with their abusers. Shelters have to reduce capacity or close because of social distancing rules. However, crisis hotlines and shelter operators are … Continue reading The pandemic is making it harder for survivors of domestic violence


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How to get Hurricane Sally recovery assistance in Alabama

By on September 22nd, 2020

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Residents of Baldwin, Mobile, and Escambia County, Alabama who have been impacted by Hurricane Sally can now apply for FEMA disaster recovery assistance for temporary housing and home repairs. What assistance is available? FEMA’s program, called Individual Assistance, may offer any of the following services: Individuals and Households Program(Temporary housing assistance, home repair funds, and … Continue reading How to get Hurricane Sally recovery assistance in Alabama


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Congress deadlocked on more coronavirus relief

By on September 21st, 2020

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Negotiations between congressional leaders and the White House over a new coronavirus stimulus package are at a standstill. Congress will leave town in a couple of weeks for the final month of the campaign. Congress still needs to pass funding bills before September 30 to avoid a government shutdown. (Editor’s Note: The House passed passed … Continue reading Congress deadlocked on more coronavirus relief


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Housing Wait List Recap: September 21, 2020

By on September 21st, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that have been recently announced for the week of September 21, 2020. COVID-19 Notice Due to concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice, or submission instructions may be adjusted. The Affordable Housing … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: September 21, 2020


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What to do after Hurricane Sally hits

By on September 17th, 2020

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After Hurricane Sally made landfall yesterday in the Gulf Coast, countless residents of southeastern U.S. are in need of emergency services. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has not yet declared disaster recovery assistance for individual residents, but public efforts are being made to help local governments in these areas. If you are in need … Continue reading What to do after Hurricane Sally hits


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How to get recovery assistance for west coast wildfires

By on September 16th, 2020

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Editor’s Note: FEMA recovery assistance for residents is currently only available in certain Oregon counties. Even though there are recent FEMA wildfire management efforts in California, Colorado, Montana, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, disaster assistance for residents has not yet been approved for any of these areas. If you are in need of emergency assistance as … Continue reading How to get recovery assistance for west coast wildfires


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Housing Wait List Recap: September 14, 2020

By on September 14th, 2020

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This week’s recap highlights Section 8, Public Housing, and other affordable housing waiting lists that have been recently announced for the week of September 14, 2020. COVID-19 Notice Due to concerns of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice, or submission instructions may be adjusted. The Affordable Housing … Continue reading Housing Wait List Recap: September 14, 2020


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Trump and Carson fuel suburban fears about low-income renters

By on September 11th, 2020

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Editor’s Note: From our CEO and Founder, David Layfield: Affordable Housing Online has always been dedicated to helping low-income renters. This does not stop at just helping renters find affordable housing. It is also important for me to help renters understand legislation and policies that can affect their housing opportunities. A recent opinion piece in … Continue reading Trump and Carson fuel suburban fears about low-income renters