April 15th is less than a month away, have you filed your taxes yet?
Don’t worry, there’s still time and lots of free resources to help. However, we recommend you don’t wait until the last minute.
The United Way is offering a Free Tax Campaign from now until April 21, 2016 for households earning $62,000 or less. In King County alone, you can stop in to any of 24 locations with daytime, evening, and weekend hours for assistance in many languages provided by IRS certified volunteers. No appointments needed and no fees.
Not in King County, no problem! Visit http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/ to find free tax help wherever you live.
To learn more about this program, including what items you’ll need to have on-hand in order to file your 2016 return, check out the IRS webpage or call 1-800-906-9887.
Washington Access Fund is excited to announce that we’ve expanded our low-interest Assistive Technology Loan Program. Now, residents of Washington and Oregon State are eligible to apply!
What is Assistive Technology?
Assistive Technology is described as any device that helps to improve the functioning of a person with a disability or age-related limitations.
- Examples include:
- Hearing Aids
- Low Vision Aids
- Home Modification
- Vehicle Modifications
- Computers, Tablets and Smartphones
- Sports and Recreational Equipment
What are the loan terms?
The interest rate is 5.0% fixed interest rate with no fees. Loan terms range from 1 to 5 years with a maximum loan size of $10,000 to Oregon residents.
Who is eligible to apply?
Washington and Oregon residents of all ages with disabilities of all types including seniors with age-related functional limitations. Family members are also eligible.
Are there income restrictions?
No income restrictions, but applicants must be able to pay back the loan. We consider all sources of income including disability payments. Lack of credit history is not a disqualifier. Each loan is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
How do I apply?
Apply online today at http://washingtonaccessfund.or
Or for more information, please contact us at 1-877-428-5116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recently debuted at our 2015 Awards Dinner & Benefit, this short video highlights three clients’ unique experiences working with Washington Access Fund. Through their participation in our low-interest loan and IDA matched savings programs, these individuals have been able to access financial empowerment training and purchase the assistive technology they need to live more active and independent lives.
The 2015 Washington Access Fund’s Awards Dinner & Benefit was held November 12th at Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle. Thank you to the 170 guests who attended and helped us raise nearly $67,000 to support access to technology and economic opportunity for people with disabilities in Washington State. Thank you also to our generous 2015 sponsors!
We had a great evening celebrating the 2015 Award winners and enjoyed hearing from all of the evening’s presenters including Senator Cyrus Habib, Master of Ceremonies Barry Long and WAF client Jonathan Porter.
Thank you again and we hope you can all join us again next year!