The current economic climate is impacting thousands of people across the country. Unfortunately, many of us are facing economic hardships too. We are losing jobs, having our hours cut, losing health benefits, and as a result, increasing our debt. Some of us are also facing housing challenges – we are losing or at-risk of losing, and in some instances, not even able to get housing. Housing costs are rising and unfortunately, wages are not keeping up with these costs. As we all know, times like these are challenging, but even more so when you have limited supports and resources.
Have you recently lost your job? Are you having a hard time keeping up with your rent or mortgage? Are you aging out and not sure of what your housing options are? Did you age out recently and need help paying a late utility bill? If so, the information provided in this section is for you.
We created this section of the website to provide you with an overview of resources in case you or any other alumni you know are facing economic hardships. Here you will find information related to paying your rent, mortgage, or other housing related costs such as security deposits and late utility bills. In addition, you will find other resources to address unemployment, health, and debt. Everyone’s situation is different so not all the information will apply to everyone. As we know, no one size fits all.
We hope that you will find the information here useful in these challenging times!
Things to consider if you are having problems paying your rent
Subsidized housing information
Helpful tips for every tenant
Knowing your rights
Paying utility bills
Resources to prevent forclosure
Avoiding mortgage scams
Terms you should know
Mortgage information for seniors
Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and JobCorps information
Organizations, information, and toolkits related to housing and financial needs
We encourage you to visit the America's Promise Alliance Financial Responsibility site by clicking on this link. There you can access an online curriculum written for teens. Alumni members of FCAA are obviously already adults, but we hope you will still find useful information by going through the course. Learn what you can, take what works for you. And please share with us whether this has been helpful and you'd like more information like this!
Foster Care Alumni of America would like to thank the Freddie Mac Foundation for their generous support in making these resources available. To learn more about Freddie Mac, visit the Freddie Mac Foundation website.