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The Best Items To Put Into a Care Package for the Homeless

The Best Items To Put Into a Care Package for the Homeless

One of the most difficult jobs that we can take on in society is taking care of one another. This is an easy thing to overlook until we see our own struggles reflected firsthand when we encounter a homeless individual. These days, homelessness is becoming more normalized by the day, especially in major metro or downtown areas.

Therefore, we must make continued efforts to make a change so that homelessness can someday become a thing of the past. When giving back, deciding the best items to put into a care package for the homeless takes real thoughtfulness and care. To craft the perfect care package, we must know where their needs truly lie.

Cost-Effective Ways To Send Packages Through the Mail

Cost-Effective Ways To Send Packages Through the Mail


It can be a hassle to figure out the best method for shipping a package. Considering all the things you need to consider, you may be confused about your options. Knowing the most cost-effective ways to send packages through the mail will get the job done and save you money in the process.

Tips for Saving on Your Winter Energy Bill

Tips for Saving on Your Winter Energy Bill

Every winter brings with it inflated utility bills as you pay to keep your home heated. Explore these tips for saving on your winter energy bill to save every penny you can while staying warm.

Should You Add a Drive-Thru at Your Restaurant?

 

Should You Add a Drive-Thru at Your Restaurant?

With the rise of COVID-19 in 2020, many restaurants have seen a decline in in-person sales that still hasn't returned. Therefore, owners need to find new revenue streams to keep their businesses afloat. So, if you’ve been wondering if you should add a drive-thru at your restaurant, explore this blog to understand the process of adding one at your business.

What You Should Do After a Workplace Injury

What You Should Do After a Workplace Injury

Injuries can occur at any moment, and getting injured at work is a serious matter. Whether the injury is mild or severe, it needs recognition. After you get hurt, you must follow a specific set of steps to get the treatment and money you deserve. Read here about what you should do after a workplace injury.

What To Know Before Buying Your First Rental Property

What To Know Before Buying Your First Rental Property


Trying to achieve financial stability can feel like an endless uphill battle. However, most people don't know that investing in rental properties is one of the most common and best approaches to achieving financial stability.


Helpful Resources:


Top Low Income Housing Programs, Organizations and Government Agencies:
There are many helpful resources that provide the best assistance for families looking to find and qualify for low income and affordable housing options. These include the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), the National Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI), the USAC Lifeline Program, and more. [Learn More...]



Interesting Facts & Statistics About Low Income Housing:
According to reports by the Urban Institute, 25% - 40% of all low-income families in the United States experience hardships related to food and housing. This translates into millions of families with approximately 19 million children who need to be assisted. For this reason, the term "low income housing" or even "affordable housing" is used to describe housing and apartments that are within financial reach to individuals and families with low annual household incomes. [Learn More...]



How to Deal With an Eviction:
An eviction is the formal process used by a landlord to remove a tenant from a rental property. A landlord can file for an eviction over nonpayment of rent, a violation of the lease agreement, severe damage to the property, or if a tenant refuses to vacate the premises once the lease agreement is up. Every state has its own laws governing how and when a landlord can evict a tenant. Before a landlord can file for a court-ordered eviction, he or she must first give the tenant official notice to vacate the unit. [Learn More...]



How to Deal With a Foreclosure:
Foreclosure is the formal process used by a mortgage company to force the sale of a property to repay the loan. When a home owner is not making the loan payments and it moves into a default status, the lender may begin proceedings to repossess the property. In lay terms, that means to take back the property and resell it to get their money back. This, of course, can be a very stressful time for the homeowner. Foreclosure procedures are different in every state. [Learn More...]



How to Apply For EBT (Food Stamps):
The federal food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is one of many programs provided by the federal government welfare benefit system designed to assist low-income families. The SNAP program assists low-income families with buying the food necessary for good health and nutrition. Traditionally food stamps were issued in the form of paper coupons, but this tangible form of food stamps has been replaced by the EBT system (Electronic Benefit Transfer) which works very similar to a bank debit card. [Learn More...]