# Government payments
California homeowners can still get up to $80,000 for their mortgage
If you have a home in California, did you know that you can still qualify to get up to $80,000 for your mortgage? Well, you can. Here's how the program works. The California Homeowner Assistance Fund was established through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to prevent mortgage delinquencies, defaults, displacements and foreclosures for homeowners experiencing financial difficulties due to the coronavirus pandemic. Assistance of up to $80,000 per household is available. (source)
New Mexico residents to get up to $1,000 from the state
Did you know that earlier this year, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the state legislature approved rebates and economic relief payments for residents of New Mexico? These rebates include a $1,000 refundable income tax rebate for married couples filing joint returns, heads of household, and surviving spouses. (source)
Up to $40,000 available to New Hampshire residents
If you’re a homeowner in New Hampshire, you may be entitled to get some help from the Homeowner Assistance Fund to pay your mortgage if you experienced financial difficulties due to the pandemic. Here’s how this program works.
Will you still be receiving a $800 payment from the state?
If you're a taxpayer in Alabama, you probably heard that about payment of up to $800 coming your way according to an update. The state's government collected over $13 billion in the 2022 fiscal year. Governor Ivey wants to send the money back to taxpayers.
Michigan residents can get up to $25,000 in new government program
Did you know that you may qualify to get up to $25,000 in money for your mortgage in Michigan? Here’s more information about these government programs that can give you money for your house payment.
Senators want to give Ohio residents $2,400 more in Social Security income
Did you know that the Social Security Expansion Act was recently proposed by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)? This new legislation proposal would expand Social Security benefits by $200 each month or $2,400 a year. The founders of this bill say that this bill would not raise taxes for over 93 percent of American households. (source)
Start looking out for $500 monthly payments
Renewed. The program established last year for Sacramento, California residents is back. Who funds the payments? The city and nonprofit United Way California Capital Region. Both organizations have set off the guaranteed income program again.
Wisconsin homeowners can still get up to $50,000 for their mortgage
Are you a homeowner in Indiana that is struggling financially to pay your mortgage, property taxes, and other home-related expenses? You'll likely want to apply online to get some money through the Homeowner Assistance Fund where you may be eligible to receive up to $40,000 in funds from the government.
New Jersey residents seeing Social Security income increase
Did you know that New Jersey residents are paying an average of $740 more each month due to inflation? This same source also says that the rate of inflation is as high as 12%. (source) Thankfully, here's some good news if you're one of the millions of Americans in the United States that receives Social Security Income. On average, the Social Security benefits have increased by $1,680 which comes out to $140 more per month for eligible recipients. The first checks started going out at the beginning of 2023.
New proposal would give California families up to $3,600 for each child
Did you know that President Biden is calling for is the restoration of the full Child Tax Credit in the 2024 budget? This new proposal would expand the credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children six years old and above and to $3,600 per child for children under six years of age. (source)
You can still apply for a one-time $500 payment from the city of Chicago
Here's some good news for 17,000 individuals in Chicago. The applications are open again for the Chicago Resiliency Fund 2.0. This program gives a financial boost of $500 to Chicago residents who didn’t receive a COVID-19 stimulus payment.
Indiana homeowners can get up to $50,000 for their mortgage and more
Did you know that the state of Indiana is still sitting on a pile of federal pandemic relief money? Best of all, you may be eligible to get some of this money for your mortgage, insurance, property taxes or more. In fact, you can get up to $50,000 in the Indiana Homeowners Assistance Fund program that I'm going to share about below.