Simplified Tax Filing to Claim Your Child Tax Credit
Claim your Child Tax Credit and missing stimulus payments, even if you don’t have your tax documents.
File your simplified tax return now: https://www.getctc.org/en/questions/overview
Putting cash in your family’s pocket every month for the things you need, even if you make little or no money.
The American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden on March 11, 2021, increases the Child Tax Credit (CTC) to provide up to $300 per month per child under age 6, and up to $250 per month per child ages 6 to 17.You can receive payments of up to $300 per child every month starting in July 2021 through December 2021. You will need to file a tax return in 2022 to receive the rest of the payment.IRS-approved official E-file provider.
USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP BenefitsFirst Update in More Than 45 Years Reflects Current Cost Realities
The USDA recently announced a more than 25% increase to SNAP benefits. With the recently updated Thrifty Food Plan, which is used to calculate SNAP benefits based on realistic costs of healthy diet, the new maximum benefit for a family of four will increase to $835 a month. This historic, permanent increase will take effect on October 1st. You can see the official announcement here – https://www.fns.usda.gov/news-item/usda-0179.21 – and the report with maximum benefit amounts based on household size.
How to apply
Gather your information:
- Proof of income (or lack of income),
- A copy of your lease agreement,
- A rent delinquency notice or your past-due utility bill,
- A signed copy of this eligibility form (en español),
- A signed copy of this release form,
- Basic information about each household member,
- An electronic copy of a government-issued ID,
Complete a simple application:
Important note: The Housing Preservation Program has a new portal for online applications. Applicants and landlords need to register and complete their portion of the application using the new portal. Some of the features of the new portal include the ability to attach documentation, revisit your application to provide additional documentation, check on your application status, and follow along with the progress of the application through the entire process. Additionally, a representative of the tenant’s choosing may complete and submit an application on the tenant’s behalf, but the tenant will need to provide the representative with the necessary information and documentation.
Help spread the word
- Access the HPP promotional toolkit
If tenants need rental assistance or support they can contact the following agencies:
- Our Path Home (Ada County residents who are experiencing a housing crisis): 208-336-4663(HOME)
- Idaho Housing & Finance Association (Idaho residents outside of Ada County affected by COVID): https://www.idahohousing.com/hpp/
- Boise City-Ada County Housing Authority (Ada County residents affected by COVID): https://erap.bcacha.org/
- Jesse Tree (Ada & Canyon County residents at risk of eviction): www.jessetreeidaho.org/apply or 208-383-9486
- CATCH (Canyon County residents who are homeless): 208-246-8830
- Information about emergency homeless shelters can be found here: https://www.idahohousing.com/homeless-resources/