Things are changing fast around the country, so in this video we’re going to recap several announcements that impact low income individuals and families across the US…. There’s some really interesting news here – including state-specific stimulus packages, COVID-19 funeral cost reimbursement, deferrals on past-due traffic tickets and more!
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Things are changing fast around the country, so in this video we’re going to recap several announcements that impact low income individuals and families across the US.
I’m Nicole from Low Income Relief, where we help millions of low income people save money and get free stuff.
You spoke and I listened! The response to last month’s Low Income Announcements video was overwhelming and, since you all liked it so much, I did some extra research this month to uncover as much low income news as I could find.
There’s some really interesting news here – including state-specific stimulus packages, COVID-19 funeral cost reimbursement, deferrals on past-due traffic tickets and more!
Before we deep-dive into the resources we’ve found, please take a moment and hit that “subscribe” button if you appreciate these low income updates. I spend a lot of time researching this information for you, and your subscription means a lot. Make sure to hit that bell notification so you get notifications as well.
Thanks – and without further ado, let’s get started on these announcements:
A few weeks ago, we introduced the American Rescue Plan. This is the third stimulus bill that has been passed, and it provides $1,400 checks, advances on tax credits and much more to help low income households. For more information about that package, please watch that video.
The Emergency Capital Investment Program is also part of that stimulus package. This program provides $9 billion in funding for small mortgage lenders, minority-owned banks and rural credit unions. These funds are designed to help these lenders extend loans and grants to their communities and extend forbearance for struggling customers. The Treasury Secretary stated that the goal was to reduce “financial services deserts” in low income communities.
FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has announced that the COVID-19 funeral reimbursement program will begin in early April. News Center Maine reports that FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton said that people will need to apply via a toll-free number and that an online registration system will not be available for this program because the agency wants this handled “in an empathetic way.” Those who have had to pay for funeral expenses due to COVID-19 are encouraged to keep and gather documentation of their expenses.
In the course of researching this video, I discovered that many areas are allowing people to start applying for rental and utility assistance beginning April 1st. We’ve discussed this program extensively in previous videos, so I won’t go over it again here… but if you are eligible, it’s time to apply!
Of course, we’ve also found a ton of state-by-state updates as well. We’ll list the states in alphabetical order, so please listen closely – and stick with us – for the latest low income news in your state!
We’re going to recap a few but not all 50 announcements in this video. We can’t do them all or the video will be nearly an hour long… so to see the full list, visit us online at
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