Finances & Economy

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

This system is designed specifically for low-income wage earners having concerns about current (or impending) financial hardship due to loss of income from job cessation, voluntary or mandatory quarantines or other hardships caused by COVID-19.

Access to the system is easy:

Text the word “finances” to 474747

The sender will receive a text response with a link to complete a short “COVID-19 Financial Question” form. That form will be returned to a queue CWC has set up, and our Advanced Financial, Education and Loan Administration teams and trained volunteers will respond with a phone call to address the question, offer relevant guidance if possible, and make referrals to other appropriate agencies as necessary.

Contact: Chuck Jones 

Address: 5301 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

Phone: (704) 650-3867




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DSS is managing the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) which provides a one-time payment of $300, $400 or $500 to gas or electric utility companies for qualifying households. (click here for more information). Residents have until March 31, 2020 or until funds have been exhausted to apply so there’s still time to make a difference.


Crisis Assistance Ministry’s Economic Mobility Program helps families move toward financial security and introduces pathways to economic opportunity. Outcomes are improved for families at risk of homelessness by addressing underlying social determinants of quality of life.

Enrolled families work one-on-one with a specially trained caseworker for an average of three months to identify barriers to financial security and to set goals for the future. Housing stability is guaranteed through a rent and/or utility subsidy while customers work towards their goals.


Please contact Legal Aid if you know any one dealing with eviction issues. for families in poverty they will waive the fees.

Contact: Isaac Sturgill

Phone: 800-662-7660 or 866-219-5262

Men of Destiny focuses on assisting and providing relief for the at-risk, underserved, underprivileged, and distressed in the community. The organization focuses on the areas of educational, economic, and social mobility

Contact: Garry Crump

Address: 6700 North Tryon Street #560653, Charlotte, NC 28213

Phone: 704-565-9676


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