Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.
An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.
An online portal has been created to submit direct deposit information for those who are eligible to receive the CARES Act government stimulus payment, but do not have direct deposit information on record with the IRS.
The link to the web portal can be found on the IRS website here. Select the blue button that says "Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here." A valid email address is required to log into this portal.
The IRS stresses that you should not complete this form if:
The form will ask you for the following information:
Note: The "freefilefillableforms.com" site provided by the IRS is the only valid website where you can submit this information. If any other web page claims it can be used for this purpose, it is fraudulent.
More information about Economic Impact Payments can be found here:
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