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Need Help Paying For Internet, Housing, or Other Everyday Needs? New Resources May Be Able to Help.

Need Help Paying For Internet, Housing, or Other Everyday Needs? New Resources May Be Able to Help.


Many of the past year’s pandemic challenges have been highlighted by the need for better access to the internet. Are you or someone you know having trouble logging on for work, school, and other activities? If so, you may be eligible for help through the Lifeline Program and the new Emergency Broadband Benefit program. These resources are available to help people in need of internet assistance. Interested applicants for either program should use the links in below for more information on the application process. The Federal programs are not administered locally and individuals apply directly for each program by accessing the links provided.


· Lifeline Program: https://nationalverifier.servicenowservices.com/lifeline


· Emergency Broadband Benefit program: https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/how-to-apply/


Additionally, Buncombe County’s Health & Human Services can sometimes help with rent, utilities, food assistance, medical coverage, child care and more. If you need assistance, please call (828) 250-5500. The Economic Services team is happy to hear about your situation and see how we can help. If we are not able to assist, we may refer people to a community partner such as Eblen or Pisgah Legal.


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