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Check out this episode of Asheville Area Focus, a local segment on Asheville, NC’s radio station – Mix96.5. The show’s host, Kipper Schauer, recently interviewed Jason Schulz, AFH’s North Carolina Executive Director. Jason shared a lot of great information about AHF’s programs, achievements, and future plans in the area.

Kipper and Jason talk about some of the ways AHF helps people achieve homeownership

  • Helping overcome some of the ups and downs that so many of us go through, struggles that can make affordable housing so difficult to attain.
  • How AHF can help people get control of their finances, and get on the path toward stability and homeownership.
  • How just about anyone with a source of income can work toward stable housing and homeownership.
  • How AHF programs work, and how to start getting AHF’s help.
  • AHF’s plan to establish tiny home communities in WNC – Western North Carolina.

Listen to the recording of the broadcast here.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

About the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.

Who Is Eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:

  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
  • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
  • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
  • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

How to Apply

Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.

There are three ways for eligible households to apply:

  1. Contact a participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process. If you are unable to apply through them directly, you will have to apply using option 2 or 3 below, and then contact a participating provider to select an eligible plan.
  2. Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you. After you apply, you will have to contact a participating provider to select an eligible plan.
  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application or print a copy, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to:

Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742

After you received a notice that you have qualified for the program, households must contact a participating provider to select an Emergency Broadband Benefit eligible service plan.

Get More Consumer Information

Check out the Broadband Benefit Consumer FAQ for more information about the benefit.

Which Broadband Providers Are Participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit?

Various broadband providers, including those offering landline and wireless broadband, are participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit. Find broadband service providers offering the Emergency Broadband Benefit in your state or territory. 

Broadband providers can find more information about how to participate here for more information about how to participate.

Did you know that everytime you order from Amazon it could help a non-profit? Go to Amazon Smile and choose Affordable Homeownership Foundation as your charity of choice and anything you purchase under Amazon Smile a percentage goes back to Affordable Homeownership Foundation. You can use your prime account just go to Amazon Smile and log in under your name on the Amazon Smile page and order the same way you usually do except they send a donation to us and all of the small donations add up. Please consider this when ordering, Thanking you in advance 

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Lois M Healy-CEO 239-689-4944

We have several Vacant properties in LEE And Collier County Florida that we would like to build your place to call Home on, either using our floor plan or yours. Here are some stipulations:

1.) You must be able to qualify for a home loan for around $220,000-$250,000 (Prices are going up daily due to increases in supplies like wood and cement)

2.) You must sign a contract to build and be able to close when the home is finished

3.) You must put down a down payment

Ken Falvey- Broker 239-849-3334

We use Hemmer Construction as our builder they are a quality builder who believes in doing things the right way. Please call us if interested, we look forward to working with you!

Common Kitchen
Another View of common Kitchen
Shared Living Room Area
Each Bathroom has a roll in Shower
This is a Bedroom, that has a Kitchenette, Roll in Shower and closet area
Shared Washer/Dryer Area
Each Bedroom has it’s own Kitchenette
Closet area in each room
This is the Guest Bathroom for Friends & Guests

Each bedroom/living area is wired to have the lights turn on through voice command thru Amazon Alexia, there is also the ability to turn the AC & Heat on via Alexia. Music can be played through Alexia in each room and in the common area. The County required we have a “Common Kitchen with a Stove, so each SRO (Single Room Occupancy Dwelling) is equipped with it’s own kitchenette so if someone does no want to leave their room they don’t have to. Each room is big enough to have a table, couch & TV as wells as the bedroom furniture.

Call 239-689-4944 for any further information “Changing Lives One at A Time”

March 2, 2021

Pre-bid Conference March 8th at 9:00 AM located at 12614 Seventh Street, Fort Myers, FL 33907 should you have any questions before hand please e-mail Lois Healy at : lois@affordablehomeownershipfoundationinc.org  

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Individuals with disabilities, Seniors and Veterans have limited income and as rents rise and their income remains the same most of these individuals are at risk of becoming Homeless or will become in less than a month. The average rents starts at between $1200-$1500 and those prices are rising daily. We have established a fund raiser to help with this issue the link is as follows: https://www.youhelp.com/hope-givers-for-those-who-have-none/donate

This fund can help the elderly, disabled and Veterans whose income is only between $650 $1000 and their rent is now $1200 until we can find them alternative housing in their price range (which is next to impossible).

Without your assistance these individuals will be living on the streets. The average life span of a homeless person on the streets in our County especially a Senior, or an individual with a disability or a Veteran is 6-8 months. PLEASE HELP!

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Are You Worried About Eviction & Foreclosure? We have HUD Trained Housing Counselors on Staff That can help you negotiate with your landlord or Your Mortgage Servicer to Prevent Eviction & Foreclosure Call Affordable Homeownership Foundation 239-689-4944 or e-mail us at: info@ahf.today

In order to qualify for assistance you must have been:

  • Affected by COVID-19 and experienced a Job Loss or Furlough
  • Are having difficulty paying your rent or mortgage
  • Are behind on your rent or mortgage
  • Have received an eviction notice or Foreclosure Paperwork.

 239-689-4944

This is counseling and budgeting is to help prevent Eviction and Foreclosure and develop a crisis budget and to receive other advice and resources to keep you housed. Remember if you receive eviction paperwork and Foreclosure Paperwork you have a limited time to send a response so call us as soon as you can, time is of the essence!