Help for the unemployed till they pass the bill
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To All: This is a summary of what has been said up to 9-29-09.
- Call,email,fax,twitter,mail all Governors, Senators and the President.
- Write letters to local newspaper regarding the need for unemployment support.
- Possible ideas if Senators and the President refuses to listen to us such as one term limit, etc.
Latest news, the week of September 27:
10/1/09 11:50 PM, Thurs. - Senate still hasn't voted on this bill, and it looks like it may not be actually out of the Finance Committee yet; very little info available in the news. Latest concrete info is from NELP press release: www.nelp.org/page/-/UI/PR.Senate.10.01.pdf, which states that on Sept 30 Max Baucus introduced a revised bill version that would give 4x weeks to all states and and additional 13 weeks (total of 17 additional) to states over 8.5%. It's not quite clear if this new version retains the same bill number or a new number.
Senate session ended with adjournment til Monday(!). So it is not clear whether any action on this bill will take place in the Senate Finance Committee Friday or not, especially since that committee is still working out amendments to the health care bill at this late hour of 11:30PM EDT.
9/29/09 3:30PM - No definite date yet for a vote, but latest posts on OC and "insider info" and notices on CSPAN seem to indicate Senate will vote on this bill sometime this week, with some sources saying most likely Wednesday or Thursday.
Individuals can qualify if they have exhausted all EUC and EB benefits.
Help for the unemployed
General support for the unemployed
(specific support for each state is listed below)
(Some may be out of funds).
- Salvation Army
- Faith based stimulus package
- Community Action
- Angel Food Ministries
- Charities and organizations that can help with paying bills.
Housing and rental information
Check in your individual states if you're a renter (or will soon be!) for the "Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing" program. These ARRA funds are apparently just now (September) trickling out to the states and may be used up pretty quickly. Looks like only the hardest hit counties, in Florida for example, are giving out the rent money, but it's $300 million going out nationwide. 
Credit goes to Hope in cali!!
State by state info
For more information on each state, find it on the Benefit Wiki.
Articles and resources
- ↑ http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/realestate/orl-money-stops-evictions-091909,0,5766334.storyfckLR
- ↑ http://rhodeisland.realestaterama.com/2009/09/25/hud-announces-31-million-in-recovery-act-funding-to-prevent-homelessness-in-rhode-island-ID072.html