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About Low Income Relief

About Low Income Relief

Low Income Relief is a free information service that helps low income people across America save money and get free stuff. We connect people with benefits, programs and resources in their local communities (such as food banks and homeless shelters). We also research and report on helpful nationwide, state and local programs that help alleviate poverty (such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Section 8, and more).

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We’re here to help people in poverty.

At Low Income Relief, we understand the struggle. The goal of everything we write and everything we do is to put help in the hands of those who need it most.

Specifically, our mission is to help low income people get the help they need to make ends meet. We do this by covering a diverse range of topics that are both local and nationwide.

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Who (and how) does Low Income Relief help?

We help by providing factual information about low income benefits, programs and resources around the United States. Our audience is very diverse, and includes seniors, young families, single mothers, disabled veterans and more.

You don’t have to take our word for it, though! Our readers will tell you how much we’ve helped them in their own words. Check out our review page for details.

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Why should I trust Low Income Relief?

Our first and primary goal is to help others. Everyone who submits content for Low Income Relief follows a strict set of guidelines and best practices to ensure that our information is accurate. We also have a dedicated fact-checker who reviews our older content to ensure that it’s accurate and up-to-date.

How does Low Income Relief make money?

This is a question that we’re often asked. Low Income Relief makes money through the use of display advertising and affiliate programs. We partner with some excellent brands, such as Ibotta and Amazon, who offer products and discounts that benefit with low income families.

How did Low Income Relief start?

Low Income Relief began from the struggle that Nicole and her family experienced in 2007.

When their family faced homelessness after her husband’s abrupt medical discharge from the US Army, she started researching programs that could help them get back on their feet. With the resources she found, she was able to gather enough donations and pledges to help her family move into a low income housing unit in the next town over.

Low Income Relief began in the Rosecrest Apartments Talus Issaquah WA
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In the years that followed, Nicole helped friends and family find help with their needs, too. She was constantly being asked to help others find resources with rent, food, medical coverage, dental care, veterinary expenses, transportation and more.

Eventually, she realized that she could use my experience as a researcher and writer to help a much larger audience. She purchased the Low Income Relief domain in 2013 and has been publishing helpful resources ever since.

Meet the Low Income Relief Team

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Nicole Thelin

President

Nicole has over 20 years of published writing experience. Her work has been featured in USA Today, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.

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AnnElyse Tews

Editor

AnnElyse followed her passion into the medical field and graduated with honors. Now she uses her meticulous editing skills to help perfect our content.

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Diannalynn Claridge

Fact-Checker

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Chloe Copti

Author

As a third-year English major with years of researching and writing experience, Chloe uses her experience and her passion for helping others to help you get the financial aid you deserve.

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Matthew Jones

Author

Matthew Jones is a freelancer writer and former English teacher with a BA in Film and Philosophy. If you’d like to see more of Matthew’s writing, check out his blog at Philosophy in Film.

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Catherine Hall

Author

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Jessica Richburg

Jessica Richburg

Author

Jessica Richburg is a freelance writer and educator. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, she’s located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where she passes the time reading, writing, and trying not to be eaten by her feral cat.

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Rachel Grayless

Author

After 27 years in law enforcement and state Veterans Affairs agencies, Rachel found herself working from home and looking for dollar-stretching resources. She helps translate government programs into easy-to-understand guides.

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Carleen Ravicchio

Thursday 9th of December 2021

Hello I live in Milpitas California and my car registration needs to be paid I didn't receive a notice in the mail in February and somebody pointed out to me in September that it was no longer any good I have not been able to come up with the money to pay that as of yet I am on SSI and everything is so expensive I'm just not able to to do it I take very good care of my car it's a 200 Chrysler touring convertible with 70,000 miles on it a 2011 and I managed to keep it in very good condition and this is the first time I missed basically paying my registration if there's any organizations that would be able to help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you. Carley

Isaac

Monday 13th of December 2021

The application link should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/

Bonnie

Friday 26th of November 2021

Hello, My name is Bonnie I came across this sight and have been reading it,and see all the help. And the help people have gotten, I'm on SSI I have 1 son who Lives with me He has a lot of Mental and Health Problems,he has applied for Disability a few times been turned down, we are from Iowa I Moved in and took care of my parents,and helped my mom when my dad got Cancer, And we got Kicked out of the house that belonged to my dad's Sister and Husband,we found a different House, and one morning I left for 15 mins and came back and found my mom down in the back yard, she Never woke up,. Lost house because of family,me and my son were homeless for about 2 years, Now we are in a different town . With just my income trying to pay the bills they are higher here. But I'm close to my sister, There are some things I Could use help with, or read on sights to see if I could get help,. I Just Don't want to Post hear Incase someone in my family sees it and Judges like always. If you can email me I can let u know more and see if there is anything in my area. Thanks.

Isaac

Monday 13th of December 2021

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/

Mary Marth-Hotka

Friday 26th of November 2021

Hello I live in michigan .wayne county budget ssd of 915.oo a month my home needs some repairs and looking for Grant's to repair a few things in my home as my budget is very low and not enough to fix anything.please can you give me some resources for Grant's in Michigan

Isaac

Thursday 9th of December 2021

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/

Marcie

Friday 19th of November 2021

Hi Nicole,

Great article and cause! Hats off to you to! I'd like to submit Delta Center to be listed under Missouri. They have a Medical Exhange Program for low-income disabled adults and seniors that helps them get the medical equipment they need. Delta Center also takes donations. Here is the link. Thank you! https://dcil.org/independent-living-services/equipment-exchange-program/

Tawana Stevens

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

Hi! I heard you might be able to help me. I recently lost my job and I'm looking to work from home but I need a computer and I can't afford it right now. Can you please help? Thanks again.

Isaac

Monday 29th of November 2021

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/