Tag: Low Income

Welcome Home: Tent Cities on the Rise

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty recently released report, Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States, documents media reports of homeless encampments in 46 of 50 states. “While individuals may ‘choose’ to live in an encampment, it is our collective choices as a society that force this choice due…
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Medicaid Can Help with Paying Insurance Premiums

Are you eligible for Medicaid? And….. Is a member of you immediate family currently employed at a business offering group health insurance? If you answered yes to BOTH of these questions you may be eligible for the WV Health Insurance Premium Payment Program (HIPP), The HIPP Program helps Medicaid eligible individuals who can not afford…
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You Can Earn $8 for Every $1 You Save with WVIDA

The WVIDA Initiative is an asset building tool designed to help low-income families with special savings accounts known as IDA (Individual Development Accounts). IDAs empower them to work toward their goals of owning a home, starting a new business, or getting an education. What makes an IDA so special is that for every dollar you…
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Medicaid Expansion Statewide Forum April 7th

Did you know that our state has the opportunity to draw federal funds to provide health care for 120,000 working families? If Gov. Tomblin says “yes” to Medicaid Expansion, the Federal Government will provide more than 90-100 percent of the costs to pay for health insurance for families who are working, but making less than…
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