Relief Funding – HUD’S Third Wave of Cares Act
We realize it’s a scary and unpredictable time with many already struggling or loosing their income and looking towards possible un-employment. Many industries have been harmed by our current state, but others are getting busier than ever. There are currently hundreds of thousands of jobs looking to get filled.
Many grocery stores are doing a massive hiring all around the country. Big box stores and pharmacies like Walgreens are also in a hiring frenzy. These are critical industries to keep the country fed, supplied with medicines, and supplying income for so many households.
Overnight, food delivery jobs are in massive demand along with pizza delivery, like pizza hut and fast food delivery jobs. When possible, we believe in supporting your local community, including supporting your local companies and restaurants. A world of just corporate chains and fast food restaurants would be a bleak reality. Fast food delivery and pizza delivery like pizza hut are hiring by the 1,000’s.
It’s easy to let the stress and strain of today result in fear and anxiety in your life. We were curious if at the time this article was written(March 17, 2020,) if the public housing authorities were still in operation. This is what we found:
Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Generally, agencies are still operating and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed so documents can still be hand-delivered. Contact a housing authority or visit its website for details on its current operations.
We have contacted a few public housing authorities to confirm this from across the country. Outside of operations in person being either limited or closed to the public, it appears that it is business as usual and many still have waitlists open.
Contact your local public housing agency today and good luck.
There will be a new category to the qualification list and reviews for continuing Social Security Disability Benefits would become more frequent. Social Security Administration assigns applicant’s to one of three categories for eligibility : 1 – Medical Improvement Expected, 2 – medical improvement possible, 3 – medical improvement not expected. The new proposed category is medical improvement likely.
This new fourth category would affect 4.4 million recipients, many are children and a Social Security classification for people ages 50-65 with no income and poor health called Step 5 beneficiaries. Step 5 recipients will have more reviews and it will be more difficult for them to find compliance with the new review process therefore placing their benefits in danger.
Critics of this plan are finding a similar theme to this and also the proposed food assistance cut to 700,000 + people by the administration(article coming.)
Executive Director of the progressive advocacy group called Social Security Works was quoted by Common Dreams saying that this rule change “is the Trump administration’s most brazen attack on Social Security yet.” Also, last week a report from The Philadelphia Inquirer stated “those already receiving disability benefits are subject to so-called continuing disability reviews, which determine whether they are still deserving of compensation for an injury, illness, or other incapacitating problem as their lives progress.”