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News: Housing and Public Utilities

December 7, 2022

Finding Loans for Buying and Repairing Your Home

Whether you are buying a house or need help with your current home, there are resources to guide...
October 26, 2022

Resources for Rental Assistance

While many are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, some renters are struggling with payments...
September 28, 2022

Explore Housing Help with Benefits.gov

Finding housing assistance can be difficult to navigate on your own. Benefits.gov provides information...
January 19, 2022

Resources for Energy Assistance this Winter

Winter can be a trying season for many because of increasing home energy bills. According to the...
January 5, 2022

Getting into Gear for the New Year

As the New Year begins, Benefits.gov is here to help in your search for government assistance. Check...
August 4, 2021

Fast Facts About the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

Curious about Section 8 housing? Below are five fast facts to better understand the Housing Choice...
June 23, 2021

How Can I Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8, is the federal government’s program for...
March 17, 2021

Staying Warm this Winter with Government Assistance

Staying warm through cold weather is an essential need that may cause financial stress for families...
January 20, 2021

Tips for Saving on Home Energy Costs this Winter

The mission of Benefits.gov is to make it easier for citizens to access critical benefit and assistance...
January 6, 2021

The Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program

If you or a loved one are struggling to pay energy bills, Benefits.gov can direct you to federal and...
July 8, 2020

Where to Find Housing Assistance During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has brought hardships to citizens with mortgage or rent payments...
January 22, 2020

An Overview of Section 8 Housing Assistance

The Housing Choice Voucher Program, also known as Section 8, is the federal government’s program for...
August 7, 2019

A Guide to Hurricane Planning and Relief

During the 2019 hurricane season, knowing how to prepare and where to find resources for disaster relief...
January 30, 2019

Find Resources to Improve Your Living Conditions

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 12% of Americans, or almost 40 million people, are living in...
October 17, 2018

Housing 101 with Benefits.gov

Housing can be hard to come by or unaffordable for some Americans. A Harvard study revealed nearly...
June 27, 2018

Beat the Summer Heat

As we head into summer, temperatures are not the only thing that tend to rise. Many people often...
January 24, 2018

MLK’s Lasting Impact

Through Benefits.gov, many Government agencies offer programs to support black Americans.
November 15, 2017

Giving Thanks this Season

Thanksgiving is a special time of year for families and friends to come together and be thankful. Whether...
October 4, 2017

Winter Weatherization Prep

These programs can help eligible citizens ease the cost of weatherizing and warming their homes.
January 3, 2017

Remembering the Legacy of Martin Luther King

Many of the benefits available on Benefits.gov could not even exist today if it were not for Dr...
October 19, 2016

HIV/AIDS Resources for World Aids Day

Since the early 80s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has been a controversial and hot-button health issue in...
December 2, 2015

Help the Homeless this Holiday Season

This holiday season, nearly 600,000 Americans will spend the holidays homeless and without proper...
December 17, 2014

Stay Warm and Prepared during the Winter Season

Though winter storms are slowly brewing, it is never too early to prepare for the harsh conditions they...
September 24, 2014

Prepare for Emergencies

September marks the 16th annual National Preparedness Month, a program sponsored by the Federal Emergency...
November 20, 2013

Stay Warm and Save Energy This Winter

Winter temperatures and heavy snowfall are just around the corner for many parts of the country and...
February 1, 2012

Winter is Unpredictable - Benefits.gov Wants You to Be Prepared

As many parts of the country have already experienced this year, winter can be unpredictable. That’s...
July 6, 2011

Keep Your Home Cool and Your Bills Low This Summer

Energy keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Combined, heating and cooling make up...
March 2, 2011

Find Your Home Sweet Home with Benefits.gov

Spring is the season of new beginnings. Whether you’re looking for a new home, in a housing transition...
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