After damages caused by the December 10th tornadoes, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation naming 28 counties as disaster areas. The included counties are: Bond, Cass, Champaign, Coles, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Greene, Grundy, Iroquois, Jackson, Jersey, Kankakee, Lawrence, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Sangamon, Shelby, Tazewell and Woodford … Continue reading How Illinois residents can get emergency help for tornado disaster
As Kentucky recovers from the devastating tornadoes of December 10th, emergency services have geared up to help. On December 12th, President Biden declared the following Kentucky counties as disaster areas: Caldwell, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, Marshall, Muhlenberg, Taylor, and Warren County. This means federal agencies such as FEMA will be used to supplement local and Commonwealth … Continue reading How to get emergency help after Kentucky tornado disaster
HUD has many programs to help low-income families find housing, but the department and other government agencies have programs designed to address other needs of low-income Americans too. Here are four fairly unknown assistance programs that could help your family: ConnectHomeUSA ConnectHomeUSA is a program to help HUD assisted residents get reliable internet connection. HUD … Continue reading Low-income assistance programs nobody knows about
If you are a landlord or rental property manager, some of your tenants might not be paying rent on time or not paying rent at all while COVID-19 continues to affect the nation. Some of these tenants may owe you months of back rent. Now that the CDC’s moratorium on evictions is over, you are … Continue reading Landlords: Consider This Before You Choose to Evict
Due to the high demand of affordable housing throughout the country, it’s extremely rare to find a housing opportunity with no waiting list. Almost all affordable housing programs nationwide have a waiting list of applicants. To discover one of these very rare opportunities, it will require a lot of time to make phone calls, send … Continue reading Can I get low-income housing with no waiting list?
Every day, the Affordable Housing Online team gets questions about housing, and other matters. Our Ask A Housing Expert series highlights topics that are important to low-income renters. Today’s answer is from Housing Policy Specialist Robin Lovelace. Robin has 23 years of experience as a housing authority administrator in Indiana. Our team got a question from Eve … Continue reading Q: If I’m homeless, can I still get a government stimulus check?
What is the Advance Child Tax Credit? The Child Tax Credit (CTC) started in 1997 and was intended to help families afford the expense of raising children. In the past, this was done by allowing parents and caregivers to subtract a tax credit from their income taxes. The only families eligible were those who made … Continue reading How to get your Advance Child Tax Credit
Every day, the Affordable Housing Online team gets questions about important affordable housing issues. Our Ask A Housing Expert blog highlights a question that can help a great number of low-income renters. Today’s blog is from Housing Policy Specialist Robin Lovelace. Robin has 23 years of experience as a housing authority administrator in Indiana. Since … Continue reading Q: How can I make suggestions to improve my community?
Our latest Ask A Housing Expert blog is from Housing Policy Specialist Robin Lovelace. Robin has 23 years of experience as a housing authority administrator in Indiana. Since coronavirus hit the country, scammers and hackers have ramped up their volume of tricks and cons. It’s important to be aware of scams going on right now, … Continue reading Coronavirus Scams and How to Avoid Them
As millions of Texas residents are without power during a period of extremely cold temperatures, some may need the help of emergency services. Immediate Emergencies If you are in need of immediate emergency help, dial 9-1-1. Warming Centers Find a warming station on the Texas Division of Emergency Management website here. Call 2-1-1 for information … Continue reading How to get emergency help during Texas blackouts