Sep 282013

One Human Community knows that the most common bills people have trouble paying are their phone, water and power and gas bills. All companies that provide these services have special programs for the unemployed and low income individuals and families. Visit their Websites, call or visit their offices to apply.

To get you started here’re some helpful links:

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
click on:     Residential Low Income Discount Program
and then on:    Low Income Discount Program Application (PDF)

Low cost phone services with California Lifeline
check if you qualify
if so, contact your phone company and request California Lifeline application.

Southern California Gas Company
check if you qualify
apply for a 20% discount with Southern California Gas Company

If your income is low, you’re unemployed or receive any type of government assistance, you’re likely to qualify: be advised you’ll be asked to document your hardship.

Don’t forget to ask also for a payment plan to pay off your delinquent bills over time.

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Sep 282013

No matter how bad your situation or how modest your home, the place you live in and call home is the center of your world. For those of you who reside in rented apartments; who are unable to pay rent and may be facing eviction, there is hope!

Provided you earn some income – that’s a condition! – you might be eligible for help!

People Assisting The Homeless (PATH), a non-profit organization, assists people facing an eviction. You might qualify for rental assistance and maybe even a grant from the Rapid Re-housing Assistance Program. They might help you stay in your apartment or get you a new one! You may be eligible to get help with your delinquent utility bills, too. Visit PATH’s Website or call (323) 644-2200.

Sep 142013

When a true financial crisis strikes most people freeze. The terror of the situation is such that perfectly functional people resign themselves to what seems to be the inevitable and become passive.

Avo, the Founder of One Human Community is in the process of overcoming his hardship but not entirely out of the woods, yet. Still, he is surviving and recovering from a financial disaster, so take this most important advice from him: DON’T GIVE UP AND NEVER, EVER STOP FIGHTING!

Passivity is a condition that kills even the good people. If you don’t take action; if you fail to be diligent and expand necessary effort, you’ll lose. True, some people bounce back from the bottom, but no one told you that these are VERY few people. It’s much more prudent to stop the freefall before you actually hit the ground.

So here’s the financial crisis survival checklist:

  • Don’t give up!
  • Search for help. (Look over the resources listed on One Human Community’s Website and elsewhere Online. If all else fails, contact Avo, he may just know something that will help YOU.)
  • Once you find a way out: DON’T BE LAZY! (Impress anyone you meet on the way with your eagerness to address your problems.)
  • Be proactive.
  • Be patient.
  • Never, ever lose your cool.
  • YOU WILL SURVIVE if you follow this checklist!

In this spirit, get going: help is out there! I hope you’ll find it quickly; stop your freefall; catch your balance and successfully climb back up! IT CAN BE DONE!

Aug 252013

I hope that the concept of One Human Community will eventually spread and inspire others to come together for a common good. But since One Human Community was created in San Fernando Valley, CA as a support group for local community members who’re suffering hardship, most of the resources that I make available here are helpful for L.A. area residents.

(If you live elsewhere: by all means, search Online! The solutions are out there. Unfortunately, those who can’t locate them suffer… Don’t give up; don’t walk away: SEARCH!)

Based on my personal experience, I know beyond any doubt that solutions to most hardship issues are available. I learned the hard way however that information about such resources (let’s be honest: solutions!) is not voluntarily provided even by those who administer them! I have no way of knowing why. Suffice to say, take my word for it because I speak from first hand experience, solutions are out there!

What to do to survive financial crisis

How to look for a job in Los Angeles

What to do when you can’t pay your bills in Los Angeles area

Help for parents of autistic children in L.A. County

new resources are added, regularly!