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In spite of the seemingly limitless prosperity that many Americans enjoy, millions of others are going hungry, foregoing medical care, doing without winter coats and gloves, struggling to break free from poverty.  Poverty in America not only affects the millions of people who are deprived of the common necessities to live, but it also affects the idea of progression and hopefulness in this country. The more than 37 million Americans living in squalor, poverty, and hunger are not invisible.  Today, 13 million children -- 1 in 6 -- live in poverty. Yet a recent Gallup poll found that only 5%…
Are you at threat of being evicted?Have you been evicted and have no resources to obtain housing?Are you living on the street or in your car?Do you have or will have the means to continue rent and utility payments after obtaining housing?   If you are homeless or at risk of being homeless, please contact your local Neighborhood Service Center to see if you are eligible for assistance. Basic Eligibility Criteria:• Income must be below 30% of Average Median Income (AMI) for your county for homeless prevention services or 50% AMI for rapid re-housing services• Must be homeless or at…
With temperatures getting cooler outside, there are many easy steps you can take this winter to reduce the amount of energy that you're using and lower your utility bill.  Here are some suggestions you can do at home at absolutely no cost to you! Turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees. For every degree you lower your heat in the 60-degree to 70-degree range, you'll save up to 5 percent on heating costs. Wear warm clothing like a sweater and socks and set your thermostat to 68 degrees or lower during the day and evening, health permitting. Set the thermostat…