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Former Resident Donates To Homeless Shelter


From time to time, we like to highlight uplifting stories here at AHR. Today, we’re learning about a homeless shelter in Ontario, Canada that came into some good fortune.   The Shelter House, a homeless shelter in Thunder Bay, Ontario, received a $10,000 donation from a former resident last week. The man made the donation after learning that the shelter would not be able to fund its ...


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Where to Look for Rent Help


When you’re having problems with money, paying rent can be difficult. There are government programs that help low-income families get into apartments, but finding temporary rent help is a little harder. However, it is possible. When looking for help paying your rent, be sure to check these five places:   Suntopia This website can direct you to financial resources in your area, includ...


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Where to Find Security Deposit Help


Whether or not you receive rent assistance for a new apartment, you will probably have to pay a security deposit. This can add stress to the apartment hunting process. However, there is help.   Government programs are the first place to look. State and county governments usually have a Human Services or Social Services Department that provides help for those in need. Though they all have di...


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Everything You Need To Know About Section 8 Housing


Section 8 housing assistance is one of the most well-known government programs for low-income families. However, most people know very little about what the program is, who qualifies, and how to apply. If you need this type of assistance, it’s important to know this information.    What It Is Section 8 is a housing assistance program that is funded by the Department of Housing a...


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First Time Homebuyers Programs


If owning your own home is one of your dreams, you’re in good company - it’s one of the most common goals in our society. But positioning yourself to buy a home isn’t always easy. Bad credit and a low income are just two obstacles that can create a barrier between you and your first home - but they don’t have to. First-time homebuyer programs make it possible for those that...


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Home Heating On A Budget


Winter can wreak havoc on your electricity and gas bills. Although we would all like to blast the heat in our house all day, most of us can’t afford it or don’t have working heating units at all. That doesn’t mean you have to choose between freezing and not having enough money for food. Try these cheap and easy home heating tricks to keep cozy without the hefty cost.   Use...


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How to Find Housing With an Eviction on Your Record


Securing housing after having an eviction on your record can prove to be quite the challenge. Landlords may be afraid to rent to you, fearing you’ll violate the terms of their lease. However, it’s not impossible to find great housing, even with these conditions. Here’s how to find housing after receiving an eviction notice:   Talk to Your Previous Landlord Upon being evic...


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How to Avoid Eviction


Being evicted is stressful both when it happens and in the long term, as you are looking for a new apartment. It can even make buying a home more difficult. The best way to deal with eviction is to avoid it altogether but sometimes this just isn’t possible. You may not have the money to pay your rent or be able to remedy a circumstance that violates your lease. However, there are ways you ma...


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Three Government Programs That Could Help You Get Into An Apartment


When you have less than stellar credit, a low income, or an eviction on your record renting an apartment can prove to be a struggle. There are charities and nonprofits that may be able to help but they often have limited funds or have run out altogether. But there’s another place to turn for help: the government.    The U.S government runs housing programs through the  U.S D...


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Housing for the Disabled


Finding an affordable home to live in can be difficult, and finding an affordable home for someone with a disability or modifying your house for someone with a disability can be even harder and more financially straining.  However, there are a few resources that can aid in your search for a place to live, along with programs and services that can make your home accessible and easier to live i...


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