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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

Founder

Nicole has over 20 years of journalism and research experience. Her work has been featured in USA Today, Livestrong.com, eHow.com, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. She started Low Income Relief so she could use her skills to help others.

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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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Jessica Saunders

Fact-Checker

A wife and mother of two, Jessica graduated with a Creative Writing degree from UNC – Wilmington. She edits, writes, and teaches fitness classes during the week, and she loves practicing Japanese after spending two and a half years in Japan during and after college.  

Diannalynn Claridge, Low Income Relief Fact-Checking team

Diannalynn Claridge

Fact-Checker

Diannalynn Claridge received her B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University and her M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. 

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Marie McCollum

Author

Marie McCollum has a Masters of Social Work from the University of Georgia. She is currently the Director of Programs for a non-profit in Decatur, Georgia.

Catherine Hall

Catherine Hall

Author

Catherine Hall, LMSW is a therapist at a small group practice in New York City. She earned her master of social work degree at New York University.

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Lydia Mockensturm

Author

Bio coming soon

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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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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.

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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Kara Foley

Author

Kara is a freelance writer with experience in public policy and administration. She is passionate about helping others and spreading awareness on major global events.

Catherine Marucci

Catherine Marucci

Community Team

Catherine has been a community manager for over 10 years. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology, as well as experience in social work. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and exploring new places!

Isaac Wilson

Isaac Wilson

Community Team

Isaac Wilson is a college student who loves serving others and helping people see the good in the world. 

Tiffany Oleole

Tiffany Oleole

Admin Team

Tiffany received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a minor in Gerontology from Brigham Young University. She has two beautiful children and a handsome husband from Hawaii. 

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Mickey

Thursday 16th of June 2022

Your Alabama link takes folks to the Alaska resources.

Isaac

Friday 17th of June 2022

Great info! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.

Ronnie Panican

Saturday 21st of May 2022

Can't help poor people in Philippines like me.

Isaac

Saturday 28th of May 2022

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/

Colette cheairs

Wednesday 18th of May 2022

I'm interested in information on how to purchase a home with a section 8 voucher

Isaac

Friday 20th of May 2022

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help! https://lowincomerelief.com/chat/

Kelley KIng

Monday 16th of May 2022

Hello, just found your site and find you all to be very helpful. I have a question but not sure whom to ask. I am at the age where I'm eligible for senior housing, and I understand the different programs like Proposition 202 and the LTHTC housing credits. I understand the application process. The problem is that with waiting lists being anywhere from 1 year or more, they want me to complete the application using my information as of today. I am still working + receive SS so if I put my total income down as of today, I exceed the requirements. I will be retiring fully in 6 months. Should I fill out the application to get on the wait list, based on the income I will have at the time a wait list will probably clear? I don't know who to ask. Thank you!

Isaac

Saturday 21st of May 2022

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/

Josh Barnett

Wednesday 20th of April 2022

I'm homeless and have no car to go where I need to find work I lost my job and living in a tent in Jackson California behind the hospital with my dog I'm in need of help severely --- --- ---- that's my cell phone please call or text if there's anything that can be done or anyone that can help

Isaac

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

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/