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. If you are interested in applying for either program use the links in this article for more information on the applications process. The Federal programs are not administered locally and individuals apply directly for each program by accessing the links provided.
Also, did you know Buncombe County’s Health & Human Services can sometimes help with rent, utilities, food assistance, medical coverage, child care and more? If you need assistance call us at (828) 250-5500. We are always happy to hear about your situation and see how we can help. If we are not able to assist you we may refer you to a community partner such as Eblen, Pisgah Legal, and other helpful resources to see if they can help.