# Low income
Committee recommends extending contracts to house homeless at hotels
Denver's Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee on Wednesday recommended extending two more hotel contracts to house the homeless. The Super 8, 5888 N. Broadway, or Comfort Inn, 401 E. 58th Ave, will shelter people experiencing homelessness.
Apply for Utility Assistance Through the DCAid Service Portal
An overview of utility assistance programs in NJ. LIHWAP, ARP, LIHEAP, USF, and WAP provide utility payments and home weathering assistance to those in need. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) is funded by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) through the American Rescue Plan. An LIHWAP arrearage grant will assist citizens who have fallen behind on their utility (water and sewer) payments.
Fed program gives low-income Coloradans free or discounted internet
(Denver, Colo.) A new federal program offers steep discounts on high-speed internet for millions of low-income Americans. During the pandemic, it became clear how essential internet access was for people who had to work and attend school from their homes. President Joe Biden said expanding internet access was one of his top priorities.
New York expands cooling assistance eligibility in $15M program
(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday that $15 million is available through the Home Energy Assistance Program to offer cooling assistance to applicants that meet HEAP eligibility criteria and income thresholds, which have now been expanded.
Santa Rosa greenlights more affordable housing
New affordable housing to be built.Marc Albert, KRCB Sonoma County News. A large, affordable housing complex in Santa Rosa is closer to breaking ground. If all goes according to plan, 135 local families struggling to keep a roof over their heads, will find safe harbor in December of next year.
Hazelwood Affordable Rental Property Preservation shields rental housing from speculators
The loss of affordable housing stock to flippers and other speculators has accelerated during the pandemic, according to Leilani Farha, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Adequate Housing, and University of Pittsburgh H.J. Heinz Foundation Visiting Fellow in the Global Studies Center.
New public assistance program offers $500 monthly payments for 1 year to low-income households in Chicago
A new public assistance program is currently accepting applications from low-income Chicago residents. You could get $500 per month in direct payments for one year if you qualify.
Power company prioritizes "profits over people" by ramping up shut-offs for low-income customers behind on bills
DTE Energy's customers pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country. Now, many low-income customers in the Detroit area who struggle to pay are being left in the dark.
Michigan Resident Forced to Pay $2,500 Electric Bill as Power Company Rates Devastate Low Income
Electricity prices have been astronomical since the height of the pandemic two years ago. But, what was meant as protection from the chaos in the efforts to help a failing economy, ultimately turned out to be a nightmare for millions of residents in a Michigan city, ravaged by loss of income, non-existent jobs, and a mass exodus of residents.
You Might Be Eligible for a $600 Stimulus
According to lawmakers, low-income workers in Oregon will receive $600 in stimulus funds. The funds would be distributed to Oregonians who applied for the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2020, a tax credit for low-income working families. According to the Oregon Department of Revenue, about 245,000 Oregonians are expected to be eligible, with payments limited to one per home.
Massachusetts government sending $500 checks to qualifying residents this month
Andrey Popov/Getty Images (Canva Pro license.) Over half a million low-income residents in Massachusetts will be receiving a $500 check from the state later this month. The payment program is part of the "Essential Employee Premium Pay" program that Governor Baker signed into law on December 13, 2021.
Federal program gives low-income Americans money to buy computers and pay internet bills -- here's how to get it
StockstudioX/Getty Images (Canva Pro license.) With the onset of the global health crisis in early 2020, many Americans came to rely on online services for work, schooling, healthcare, and getting essential supplies into their homes. However, for many low-income Americans, high-speed internet access was a luxury that some families just could not afford.
Oregon lawmakers approve $600 payments for low-income residents
Andrey Popov/Getty Images (Canva Pro license.) Oregon state representative Andrea Valderrama sponsored a new bill that aims to provide $600 payments to nearly 250,000 low-income residents living in the state of Oregon. On Friday, the Oregon legislature approved the bill that could allow for a one-time payment of $600 for low-income residents who were working when the global health crisis started back in early 2020.
SNAP users can now buy groceries online from Walmart using EBT cards
Grinvalds/Getty Images (Canva Pro license.) Previously, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or "SNAP" users were not able to use their EBT cards to purchase food items online, but that has now changed. Last week the Department of Children and Family Services announced that Walmart stores would now allow SNAP users to order their groceries online and pay with their EBT cards without going into the store.
Opinion: San Francisco Needs To Be Affordable For Those On A Low Income
Big cities need socioeconomic diversity. No major city in the world can afford losing the socioeconomic or intellectual diversity that adds value to the community. San Francisco could lose it in a near future as workers on an average or low income can no longer afford living in the city.Their work,however, is essential to any community.