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Where to turn when you're desperate
Food banks and housing counselors report an influx of formerly middle-class and even upper-middle-class people who have little idea of what resources may be available to them.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. You apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores.
Food and Nutrition Service Recovery Act Programs
FNS programs will help those workers and families hardest hit by the economic crisis.
Please use the self-assessment tools provided on this website
to see if you are among the 7 to 9 million homeowners who may be able to benefit from Making Home Affordable.
HAMP Help for Unemployed Homeowners
Are you unemployed and trying to find a way to keep your home? As of July, help is available from the Home Affordable Unemployment Program (HAUP). If you qualify for the program your mortgage payment could be suspended or reduced, depending on your financial situation.
Guide to Avoiding Foreclosure
Whether you're in foreclosure now or worried about it in the future, we have information that can help. is your gateway to government loan information. It directs you to the loan information that best meets your needs.
SafeLink Wireless
SafeLink Wireless is a government supported program that provides a free cell phone and airtime each month for income-eligible customers.  


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