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Staying Cool This Summer & Power Outage Preparedness

June 20th, 2024

NOAA predicts a hotter-than-normal summer. Keep your home cool affordably by using fans, blocking out the sun, optimizing windows, cooking outside or using the microwave, and switching to LED bulbs. Change air filters regularly. During power outages, stay hydrated, take cool showers, wear lightweight clothing, use battery-operated fans, and find cooler public places. Learn more tips for staying cool and safe during heat waves.

A Simple Spring Cleaning Checklist

April 25th, 2024

Spring cleaning rejuvenates your home as winter ends. Our checklist includes gutter and roof cleaning, filter replacements, and tree trimming to prevent damage and boost appliance efficiency. Steps like mulching, power washing, and grout cleaning enhance appearance and safety. These tips can lead to energy savings and a more efficient, resilient home for the warmer months.

Navigating Free Tax Filing Systems

February 19th, 2024

Tax season is here! Our latest guide gives information on how to file your taxes efficiently and affordably. We've compiled available resources and programs in your state aimed at reducing the financial burden and complexity of tax filing. Read the guide to discover free or low-cost tax preparation services available in your area.

HomeFree-USA's Collaborative Approach to Homeownership Counseling

December 6th, 2023

Gary Plummer joined HomeFree-USA in 2012 to combat the Black homeownership crisis. Specializing in strategic partnerships and counseling, the nonprofit targets the racial homeownership gap, highlighted by minimal progress since 1968. Their work in education and financial literacy empowers sustainable homeownership and generational wealth in marginalized communities.