Many convicted felons have great difficulty in securing homes and finding trucking companies that hire felons, through traditional methods. It is for this reason that you have to think outside-the-box when looking for jobs and homes.
If you are looking for a home to rent, or a home to purchase, then you’ll want to consider how you can engage in negotiations to secure a previously-foreclosed home through REO and BPO companies. When a home is foreclosed upon, the bank takes the home back and, as a result, is responsible for the care and maintenance of the home until a new buyer can be secured. In many cases, these types of homes are easily vandalized, or occupied by squatters, and banks lose hundreds of thousands of dollars each year trying to manage the upkeep until the home can be occupied.
If you’ve had trouble securing a home, then you’ll want to contact the REO BPO companies in your area and inquire about cheap options to rent the homes, using counseling programs that may provide your with grant funds or, at least, give you an option for a temporary rental until the home can be sold. Many convicted felons are using this type of rental program to regain independence but to also establish a new rental history in hopes of securing a home in the future – more permanently. Companies like Trulia.com and BPOAccess.com will provide you with further instructions on how to become registered with an REO or BPO company, and what grants and programs they have to help renters and future homeowners find property to live in, even if only for a short term basis.
When looking for a home after a felony conviction, it is important to think outside the box and this is one viable option for you.
Are you looking for Pell grant income requirements for the current school year? And do you need them for the Spring 2012 school semester? If so, it is important to remember that you must complete a FASFA form online.
The school year to determine financial aid for students in college begins each year in September with the Fall semester. So, if you are looking for financial aid for the current school year, and need such aid for the Spring 2012 semester, then you’ll need to start the FASFA form online to determine your financial need based on the Fall 2011 semester which extends over into the Spring 2012 and Summer 2012 semesters.
To find out if you are eligible for grants, scholarships or work study programs, the financial aid office at your school will provide you with the results of your FASFA completion and, typically, there are no deadlines to filing. However, if you want to have the funds before the Spring 2012 semester starts, then be sure to get the FASFA completed right away as your school may have a limitation on when they can process financial aid. Even if you miss the filing deadlines, you can still pay for school upfront and then acquire a refund once your financial aid is processed. Remember, financial aid comes in many forms to be prepared for the outcome with your FASFA filing right away. For more info on grants, read prior posts here.