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Each year, one third of workers become eligible for the EITC. An IRS tool can help anyone figure out their eligibility. Millions of workers and families benefit from the EITC. If you’re unsure whether you qualify or not, check out the EITC Assistant on the IRS website. Many working people qualify for the IRS Earned Income Tax Credit. Do you? Do your loved ones? Check eligibility with the EITC Assistant. EITC is a refundable credit – that means if you qualify and claim it, you could pay less in taxes or get a bigger IRS refund. For working people experiencing homelessness, filing a tax return often carries an added bonus—getting an IRS refund based on various tax benefits, especially the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. The Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, can be a powerful tool to combat hunger and homelessness in communities nationwide. Experiencing homelessness shouldn’t stop someone from claiming valuable tax benefits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. A person may list the address of a friend or trusted service provider—like a shelter—on an IRS return.

Counselor Angella Coleman told The Tribune that it’s been difficult for working families to find affordable homes for purchase in Durham and some are resorting to neighboring counties. Counselor Rosa Manrique said they create detailed action plans for clients to follow in individual counseling and share different financial resources in homebuyer education like the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency’s N.C. Home Advantage Mortgage suite of products.

It is estimated that more than 1 million North Carolinians live in food deserts. Food deserts are neighborhoods that have limited access to affordable and nutritious food. Access in many areas is now even more limited because of supply chain struggles and the pandemic. Learn how collaborations in Anson, Union, and Watauga counties are helping people access fresh and affordable food.