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Medical Bill Debt and Collections

May 3, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Medical bills can be confusing and overwhelming and often come at a time when you’re already in distress. If this sounds like you or a loved one, below is information that can help currently and in the future. Know Your Rights and Protections No Surprises Act o   You should not receive unexpected bills for emergency […]

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A Mother’s Perseverance Pays Off through Laurel Creek

April 25, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized |

At the March 30th ribbon cutting ceremony for Laurel Creek Apartments, a resident opened her speech with these powerful words: “My name is Evelyn Chase…and I am not a victim. I am a survivor.” Evelyn is not shy about detailing the abuse she has endured. It caused her to run away from home as a […]

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Debt Collection Rule Changes You Should Know

March 5, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized |

On November 30, 2021, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new Debt Collection Rule became effective. Here are key points to know about the new rule: What is a debt collection validation notice? When a debt collector first communicates with you, they are required to provide certain information about the debt. This is called a validation […]

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¡5 Razones por las cuales deberías presentar tus impuestos con Ayuda de Impuestos Austin!  

February 21, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized |

No te preocupes esta temporada de impuestos. ¡Foundation Communities puede ayudarte a maximizar tu reembolso de forma gratuita! ¿Por qué deberías presentar con Foundation Communities este año? Aquí hay cinco razones por cual deberías usar nuestra asistencia gratuita para la presentación de impuestos en el 2022. Es gratis y los preparadores de pago son caros. […]

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Retiree “Neighbors Up” with Health Food Pantries

February 21, 2022 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Mary Sapp could be spending lots of time visiting loved ones, doing hobbies or just relaxing. But, that’s not who she is. The retired advocate for the aging volunteers with Foundation Communities support services programs. Ten years ago, Mary started with Financial Coaching. She later began working with students in the ESL program. Now, at […]

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Health Initiatives Program Awarded Large Grant for COVID-19 Outreach, Education

December 17, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Foundation Communities is honored to have been awarded a grant of $126,365 for COVID-19 vaccine outreach and education from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. The grant is part of an $8.6 million effort to fund local organizations across the state through the Texas Vaccine […]

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Foundation Communities is Making Signing up for Marketplace Health Plans Simple

November 24, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Simply put, Foundation Communities’ Health Coverage team is on a mission to simplify health insurance enrollment for clients, and to enroll many more clients. “This is a really big year for the Marketplace in Texas because we have more providers, more plans, and more financial assistance than ever before,” said Aaron DeLaO, Director of Health […]

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Payday Loan Relief is Here

November 3, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

Prosper Financial Wellness offers a Fresh Start Loan to help clients get out of predatory loans such as payday and title loans. The Fresh Start Loan reports to all three main credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion. This flexible loan never charges extra fees. In fact, it offers discounts if borrowers are able to pay […]

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Church’s Legacy to Live on Through FC Affordable Housing

September 17, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

In Austin’s Riverside area, an old church stands in a grassy field among towering shade trees. The Parker Lane United Methodist Church (UMC) building has been on the eight-acre site for more than 60 years, but in 2019 it was forced to close because of declining membership. On a sweltering Austin day, Foundation Communities Executive […]

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Capital Studios Resident Was Full of Life, Despite Health Issues

September 16, 2021 | Posted in Uncategorized |

We are saddened to note that Manny Nanez passed away on May 6, 2022. We are continuing to publish his story below as a tribute to the contributions he made to the community at Capital Studios.  Manny Nanez greets everyone he meets as he walks around Capital Studios. As a Community Engagement Specialist, he’s constantly […]

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