• Utility Assistance Available for Riverside County Low-Income Households

    A Riverside County agency, the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County (CAP Riverside), has funding available to assist low-income households who are behind on bills for essential services. CAP Riverside’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) can help with payments for heating and cooling bills. Additionally, through expanded federal funding from the CARES Act, CAP […]

  • City of Compton guaranteeing income to 800 residents for two years

    (CNN) — The city of Compton is launching a pilot program that will guarantee free, recurring cash payments to 800 of its low-income residents — with no strings attached. The launch of the Compton Pledge, a guaranteed income program that seeks to “challenge the racial and economic injustice plaguing both welfare programs and economic systems,” […]

  • Second Round of Stimulus Checks could be in the Works

    A second round of stimulus payments is on the negotiating table in Washington, but some of the 160 million Americans who got money the first time could be left out. Instead, the Trump administration is pushing for a more limited approach. That’s more likely to garner Republican support in Congress, where lawmakers are expected to consider another economic spending […]

  • 12 Million Low-Income People Could Miss Out on Stimulus Payments

    There are about 12 million low-income people who are at risk of missing out on the federal government’s stimulus payment program because they don’t have to file taxes, according to an estimate from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Most people have received the payment automatically, but many who aren’t normally required to file taxes must submit information to […]

  • Angel Flight: Passengers Donate Money for School Supplies

    A Chicago school teacher chose the perfect flight to help better the lives of her students. Kimber Bermudez is a teacher in Chicago, and she took to Facebook to share what happened to her on a flight the day before. Here’s her story: I write this in awe of my day yesterday. I was sitting […]

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