Holiday Resources for Texans Unemployed or Facing Foreclosure

The last week of November 2008 wore signs of worry from economic authorities in Texas.

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on Nov. 26 announced in a press release that it will begin notifying people with unemployment benefits that they may qualify for seven more weeks of relief because of a new federal law. TWC has an online portal for payment requests and benefits. TWC will need updated address information to send out the notices.

And the Dallas Federal Reserve on Nov. 28 featured information about RAISE Texas, an “asset building project” that helps to foster savings accounts, tax preparation services, small loans, and foreclosure deterrence. RAISE Texas has been working with the Texas Foreclosure Prevention Task Force to notify homeowners about a national bilingual hotline that works around the clock to provide advice on how to deter foreclosure. The HOPE hotline is reported to be open 24/7 at: 1-888-995-HOPE.

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