Puerto Rico

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PUERTO RICO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

Puerto Rico Happenings
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CALL US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, DIAL “211″ from a land-line telephone. This will not work from a cell telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the location you are currently in plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

Don’t have a land-line telephone??? Go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:

Ann@homelesstoindependence.org with:

1) the name of your State/Commonwealth, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico and
2) if you have a conviction and your record contains something more serious than a traffic conviction within the past 7-years. We do NOT need to know what the conviction was, we do not want to waste your time with opportunities you will not be qualified to apply for at this time.

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DISASTER RESPONSE RELATED MATERIALS ARE NOW ON OUR “PUERTO RICO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE” PAGE!

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Assistance in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam
Managing Agency U.S. Department of Health and Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/

Program Description
The Adult Programs in the Territories provide monthly cash payments eligible to financially deprived aged, blind and disabled persons in Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. These payments help with food, shelter, clothing, and other daily living needs. The individual or couple must also be within applicable income and resource limits.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must live in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands or Guam, and you must be one of the following: 1) over the age of 64 years, 2) disabled and over the age of 17 years, or 3) blind.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
To find out whether you are eligible to receive benefits, please contact your local public assistance office.
You may also direct questions to the appropriate Federal Regional Office. Guam-ACF/OFA Regional Office in San Francisco, California at: 415-437-8400
US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico-ACF/OFA Regional Office in New York City, New York at: 212-264-2890

Updated 12-27-13

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Nutrition Assistance For Puerto Rico
Managing Agency U.S. Department of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov/

Program Description
Puerto Rico operates this program in place of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Eligibility requirements and benefit amounts are determined by Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico provides 75 percent of nutrition assistance benefits to the purchase of food in certified retailers and 25 percent in cash for the purchase of food in certified and non-certified retailers through the Commonwealth’s electronic benefits transfer system.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must live in Puerto Rico and you may have resources (savings accounts, bank accounts, etc) of up to $2,000. Households with a person 60 or older may have up to $3,000 in resources. Households in Puerto Rico must meet a net income limit that varies by the number of people in the household. Net income is calculated by taking the total amount of income from the household and subtracting deductions for type of income, type of household members, and certain allowable expenses.

In order to qualify you must have an annual net household income that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $2,796
2 $5,592
3 $7,188
4 $8,556
5 $9,912
6 $11,316
7 $12,708

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this program, call 787-724-5030.

Program Contact Information
For more information about this program, contact: Department of the Family P.O. Box 8000 Miramar, San Juan PR 787-724-5030 787-725-1194 787-289-1199

Updated 06-12-12

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WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!