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llynch78
Apr 25, 2022
In Financial Resources
Hi HomeWorks Community! Please read the following message for eviction prevention services and rental assistance: Good Afternoon, I am Nudar Chowdhury, an Outreach Engagement Specialist for the Eviction Prevention Program at New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund. I am reaching out today to tell you about our new Eviction Prevention Program that may have a major impact on the lives of members in your community. We are providing a combination of education, outreach, and direct assistance addressing the issue of housing insecurity throughout New Jersey as a result of the pandemic. We will be providing free educational Eviction Prevention webinars, workshops, and tabling at community events. We will provide one-on-one in-person and remote appointments for clients who need assistance in completing the Income Self-Certification (to prevent eviction) and the Department of Community Affairs’ Rental Assistance Pre-Application form. Additionally, we can connect clients with HUD Certified Counselors for comprehensive rental counseling. Along with the free services that we provide, our program is also looking for sub grantees. It’s important to note that tenants must take action because protection is not automatic. They must complete 1. Income Self-Certification Form for eviction protection and 2. Pre- Application for rental assistance (currently closed by the state; however clients are encouraged to apply in case application opens up again). If you have clients who need assistance in completing their Income Self-Certification and Pre-Application please have them reach out to us at our Hotline: 1-888-654-3893 or Email: evictionprevention@njcitizenaction.org. If you are interested in an Eviction Prevention webinar, workshop, or for me to table at your next community event, please reach out to me at nudar@njcitizenaction.org or give me a call at (908)-718-6204 to discuss the details. Our webinars have a duration of 20-30 minutes. Below is a brief description of what we cover during the Eviction Prevention presentation. Eviction Prevention: New Eviction Protections Who is Protected Self-Certifying Pre-Application for Rental Assistance (Currently Closed Until Further Notice) Household Income Rental Counseling Resources for Tenants Facing Evictions Our new office, located at 171 Elmora Avenue Suite 1, Elizabeth, NJ 07202, is also open to the public for healthcare enrollment! This office welcomes walk-ins! I have attached our most recent flyers. For more information regarding our services please visit us at https://njcitizenaction.org. Thank you, Nudar Chowdhury
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llynch78
Apr 19, 2022
In Utilities and Other Services
We recently received information from our contact at Comcast about The Federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides eligible low-income households up to $30/month off the cost of Internet and/or mobile service. If you are interested in applying please click here. Participants who select plans that cost $30 or less can receive their service at no cost! This is an under-utilized benefit and Comcast is proud to participate in the ACP and help connect customers through Internet Essentials or any of our Xfinity Internet and Xfinity Mobile plans. Internet Essentials Plus is a new tier of service for Comcast’s hallmark digital equity program that is now available for $29.95/month (free with ACP) to customers who qualify. It offers twice the download speed – up to 100 Mbps – of the traditional Internet Essentials service, which has a 50 Mbps download speed. Please let the HomeWorks team know if you have any questions about applying.
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llynch78
Apr 19, 2022
In Community
Lawrenceville is hiring multiple people to work in the dining hall. Please view the job descriptions below if you are interested in applying: Lineserver Utility Position Cook
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llynch78
Apr 19, 2022
In Community
A walk at Cadwalader Park to celebrate legendary park designer Frederick Law Olmsted is taking place this Saturday. The walk will be led by Historian David Bosted, who will discuss Olmsted’s plan for the park, the species of trees and shrubs he selected, and the way the artfully arranged plantings create vistas that are closed and then revealed. For more details, visit: https://ellarslie.org/cadwalader-park-walk/
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llynch78
Feb 28, 2022
In Resources for Scholars
*The application has been extended to this Friday, March 4! We encourage all interested scholars to apply, and are happy to assist with the application in any way we can. The Paul Robeson House of Princeton proudly announces the Robeson Scholars Initiative. Public high school students residing or studying in Princeton, Trenton or New Brunswick are eligible to apply. Scholars will receive: Recognition at Paul Robeson Week activities / ceremonies in April 2022 Mentorship during Paul Robeson Scholar Program Year Platform to exhibit / display talent and scholarship $500 cash prize Apply online by Friday, March 4 2022. For more information, please contact: info@thepaulrobesonhouseofprinceton.org
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llynch78
Feb 14, 2022
In Financial Resources
Head to this website to apply: https://www.njerma.com/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery New Jersey’s Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance (ERMA) program provides financial assistance for eligible homeowners who have experienced a significant decrease of income or increase of expenses due to COVID-19 and have been unable to remain current with their mortgage payments. Applicants may receive up to $35,000 per household to cover: Mortgage reinstatement assistance Other eligible housing related costs, including: Escrow shortages Delinquent property taxes Municipal or tax liens Up to four future mortgage payments, inclusive of principal, interest, taxes and homeowner’s insurance
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llynch78
Feb 14, 2022
In Financial Resources
There are many sites throughout Mercer County that offer free income tax preparation assistance to help consumers prepare and file 2021 taxes. The deadline for filing 2021 tax returns for both state and federal taxes is April 18, 2022. Below is a list of sites where free income tax preparation assistance is being provided to qualified individuals. You can call the site for required paperwork. AARP Tax-Aide program sites in Mercer County The AARP Foundation provides Tax-Aides to assist people with low to moderate incomes with 2018 tax preparation at Mercer County Connection, libraries and other sites. For more information, including a list of documents to bring to the Tax-Aide site, visit www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/. Ewing Branch, Mercer County Library System, 61 Scotch Road, Ewing Wednesdays, 1:30 to 5 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 882-3148. Ewing Library Hollowbrook Branch, 320 Hollowbrook Drive, Ewing Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Appointment necessary; call (609) 883-5914. Hamilton Senior Center, 409 Cypress Lane, Hamilton Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 890-3686. Hopewell Branch, Mercer County Library System, 245 Pennington Titusville Road, Pennington Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 737-2610. Lawrence Headquarters Branch, Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Ave., Lawrence Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 882-9246. Lawrence Senior Center, 30 East Darrah Lane, Lawrence Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 844-7048. Seniors preferred. Mercer County Connection, through United Way, 957 Route 33 (Acme shopping center), Hamilton Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 890-9800. Mercer County residents only. Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Princeton Mondays, 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 924-9529, ext.1220 Princeton Senior Resource Center, 45 Stockton St., Princeton Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Appointment necessary; call (609) 924-7108. Robbinsville Branch, Mercer County Library System, 42 Robbinsville Allentown Road, Robbinsville Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 259-2150. RWJ Fitness and Wellness Center, 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Mercerville Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 584-5900. West Windsor Senior Center, 271 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointment necessary; call (609) 799-9068. IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sites in Mercer County The VITA Program generally offers free tax help to people who make $54,000 or less, people with disabilities, and limited-English-speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. For more information, visit www.irs.gov/Individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Preparation-for-You-by-Volunteers. Boys & Girls Club of Trenton, 212 Centre St., Trenton Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, noon. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 392-3191 for required paperwork. Boys & Girls Club of Mercer County, 1040 Spruce St., Lawrence Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, noon. to 3 p.m. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 392-3191 for required paperwork. Catholic Charities of Trenton, 39 North Clinton Ave, Building 1, Side Door, Trenton Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, noon to 3 p.m. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 394-5181 for required paperwork. Hamilton Township Free Public Library, 1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Way, Hamilton Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Walk-ins welcome; call (609) 581-4060 for required paperwork United Way of Greater Mercer County, 3150 Brunswick Pike, Crossroads Corporate Center, Suite 230, Lawrence Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon, and Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointment required; call (609) 896-1912, for required paperwork.
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llynch78
Jan 26, 2022
In Financial Resources
Operation HOPE provides free one-on-one credit counseling services at all HOPE Inside locations and over the phone. Their Financial Well-being Coaches help clients identify specific debt and budgeting issues and take steps to establish or improve their credit. The counseling program includes: - One-on-one consultation with a credit professional - Free TransUnion & Equifax credit reports - Assistance in writing dispute letters - Comprehensive budget preparation - Credit and Money Management Workshops The nonprofit Operation HOPE has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.6 million individuals worldwide, and $2 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers. Find out more information about applying on their website: https://operationhope.org/
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llynch78
Jan 26, 2022
In Utilities and Other Services
Comcast is offering free internet service as part of their Internet Essentials program! Qualifying households may also get a discounted device or mobile service as part of the plan. All service is covered under the federal Affordable Connectivity Program for eligible households. Find out if you are eligible at https://www.fcc.gov/acp and apply at https://www.internetessentials.com/.
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