Reliable Resources Matter

Reliable resources matter, especially in time-sensitive circumstances. Advocates for Citizen Access is dedicated to promoting access to digestible, trusted resources for underserved populations and advocating for options to meet health and residential living needs.

Get Internet

a WhiteHouse.gov initiative

Learn how the Biden Administration is reducing the cost of high-speed internet. Find out if you qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program here.

There are three different ways to qualify for the ACP benefit. You are eligible if you meet any one of the three qualifications. (1) Household income at or below the Federal Poverty Guideline in Chart 1; OR (2) You or someone in your household participates in one of the listed programs in Chart 2; OR (3) You meet the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program.

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Chart 1

Eligibility by Income at or below FPG

Chart 2

Eligibility by current enrollment in one or more listed programs

According to an announcement on whitehouse.gov, “To deliver maximum cost savings to families, the Biden-Harris Administration has secured commitments from 20 leading internet providers to offer ACP-eligible households a high-speed internet plan for no more than $30 per month. ACP-eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Eligible families who pair their ACP benefit with one of these plans can receive high-speed internet at no cost.”

The following internet service providers offer a high-speed internet plan for $30 per month or less. If you apply your ACP benefit to one of these plans, you will have no out-of-pocket cost for internet:

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Rental and Mortgage Assistance

Residents of Virginia who are struggling to keep up their housing payments due to COVID’s impact may seek assistance from Virginia Housing. Information for homeowners in link (English) or link Spanish for the Virginia Mortgage Relief program. Renters can access Rent Relief Program here from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. For specific questions call or email: rrp@dhcd.virginia.gov or 833 736-8735.

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Access to Health Care

Faced with an unexpected health crisis, many Americans quickly discover that quality of care and likelihood of recovery from illness can vary greatly. Those experiencing a gap in health coverage from employer, or lack of health insurance for other reasons, sometimes rely on an emergency room visit when health issues arise. Life without health coverage may feel like living on a cliff.

Adult health coverage was recently expanded for uninsured in Virginia. See details of Expanded Adult Health Care in Virginia under tab Adapting Beyond COVID. Other initiatives to improve health health equity for those lacking the safety net of insurance coverage are being explored nationwide.

The Color of Care, a recently released documentary produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions takes an in-depth look at health care disparities historically in the United States. July dates available for complimentary streaming, Wednesday through Saturday. Tickets here.

Free ticket and schedule here.
Group reservations events@advocatesca.org

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Our advocates serve as liaisons to connect individuals with affordable health care access and enable them to make informed decisions on residential living options.  Through resources, information sharing and collaboration with partners, we promote and advocate for appropriate interventions aimed at improving health and residential outcomes for underserved populations. More on past events and archived resources.

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