Life is usually good when you have enough money to pay your bills, not have debt, and enjoy the leftover money you may have. Now, if you get laid off, life gets a bit more stressful. These circumstances can happen to you and many other people. The hard part is knowing where to go for assistance and help with bills.
If you are ever in need of help with bills, the 2-1-1 hotline is a confidential resource hotline from the United Way to help you find some of the local agencies in your area to assist in help with bills.
This hotline can connect you to many resources such as:
– Food and Nutrition programs– Housing and aid for shelter– Healthcare– Job assistance– Care for Veterans– Help for drug or alcohol addicts– Support groups for mental illness or disabilities– Programs with aid for those released from prison.
Finding help with bills can be as easy as calling 2-1-1. There are Federal programs, which you can find on the government website, but here is a list of some of the programs you can find to help you along your way.
1. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)2. Rural Development Program3. The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)4. Gradient Gives Back Foundation5. Through its Pathway of Hope program