NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor contributes to the community conversation on housing issues through a weekly column in the Daily World titled "Nailing it Down."

 

 Since 1999, the "Nailing it Down"articles have been published in the Daily World and other countywide weekly newspapers. NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor County has collaborated with local newspapers, elected officials and local experts to publish articles covering hundreds of topics.

 

 

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April 27, 2020

The devastating economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic are hitting hard here in Grays Harbor County, affecting each of our lives each day.

Even many folks who had a bit of an emergency fund for a financial buffer are beginning to find themselves in a difficult situation as unemployment soars, businesses close and many organizations are forced to go on hiatus.

Can’t pay your bills?

So, what do you do if you can’t pay your bills?

Today we’re talking with Julie Galligan our housing counselor here at NeighborWorks of Grays Harbor. She’s working hard to keep up with all the latest COVID-19 related financial programs and has many very practical tips.

“The recession of 2008 was very difficult,” said Julie, “but what we are experiencing now is on a whole other level. This is just wiping everything out economically from the bottom to the top. It’s a whole different economic crash.”

Before we get into some details of what you can do, we want you to hear her over-arching advice for those who are...

March 30, 2020

Well, friends, we are certainly all living in uncertain times as each of us has had massive changes in our daily life while we hunker down at home during this coronavirus pandemic.

Today we have some information we’d like to draw your attention to. But, before that, we just want to join the chorus saying, please stay at home, wash your hands and treat others with added thoughtfulness and grace as everyone does their best to cope. (Please also give us a little grace as we strive to provide you the latest information we have during a time when government decisions and decrees—at every level—are in a constant state of change.)

While our health and the health of our loved ones and others should be our first priority and concern right now, our financial health as individuals, families and communities is also a concern. That is what we are addressing today.

Tax return deadline extended

You’ve probably already heard the news that the typical April 15 deadline for personal tax returns has been ext...

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