Families are suffering financially.
There are so many families that are suffering during this season. There seems to be a lot of jobs that are hiring, but also a lot of people looking for jobs. What about the people who are loosing their jobs? What do we do? It is very hard to go to family and friends for help, because they are in the same position or worse.
How do we as a community help each other?
Academia Tutoring will potentially offer scholarships for students who NEED academic support. Until we roll out that program here are some resources that may be helpful.
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Reduced Rent Apartments
TDHCA Vacancy Clearinghouse (opens in a new window)
US Department of Housing and Urban Developments (HUD) (www.hud.gov)
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) (rdmfhrentals.sc.egov.usda.gov)
Legal Aid and Eviction Help
To access legal help with pandemic-related housing issues and find a legal aid organization in your area, visit: https://texaslawhelp.org/eviction-referral or call 855-270-7655 (Texas Legal Services Center)
Help for Texans Find Help in 3 Easy Steps
Resources for Families in All Stages of Life
Learn how Your Texas Benefits can help you
State benefit programs help people with little or no money who are in need.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Texas Workforce Commission
Training & Education
Find education opportunities, occupational or vocational training, vocational rehabilitation, and other resources to help you develop your skills. Contact your Workforce Solutions office for help. https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/training-education
Resources for Families of Children with Disabilities & Professionals
Utility bill assistance - electric, water, utility deposits, telephone and more
Utility assistance, either emergency financial help or long term energy conservation measures, can help renters as well as homeowners. Charities, utility providers, the government and more offer support.
Assistance with electric, light, heating and other utilities is offered from national organization. It is also possible to reduce monthly utility bills (i.e. saving money), which can also free up a household’s income for other basic needs. Savings can be combined with financial help to pay utility bills. There are very simple, and free ways, to save 5 to 30% on monthly electric, heating, and gas bills. Read more on electric bill assistance.
Utility companies offer payment plans, discounts, and hardship relief to their customers to stop a disconnection. Most states also offer local utility bill assistance programs. These can be for a certain state, county, or city Locate assistance from utility companies.
LIHEAP grants help low income families, seniors and the disabled keep their utilities on or pay a deposit. Find LIHEAP near you.
Water bill assistance can stop a shut-off. Charities and companies will offer it. More on help with water bills.
Phone bill assistance is an option, including free cell phones for the low-income, disabled or seniors. Find phone bill assistance.