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Rates of homelessness have been going up for nearly a decade, exacerbated by rising housing costs. More than 650,000 people are without housing, the highest number recorded since the launch of a national “point-in-time” data collection in 2007. Over all, homelessness has increased 12 percent since 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

https://www.philanthropy.com/article/foundations-are-funding-tiny-home-villages-for-the-homeless-is-it-a-worthwhile-effort?

If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.

Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.

Planning an Independence Day party shouldn’t have to be stressful. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need—from food to activities—to throw a bash your friends will rave about.

If you’re looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.

America is facing a housing crisis.

The U.S. is short millions of housing units. Half of renters are paying more than a third of their salary in housing costs, and for those looking to buy, scant few homes on the market are affordable for a typical household.

To ramp up supply, cities are taking a fresh look at their zoning rules that spell out what can be built where and what can't. And many are finding that their old rules are too rigid, making it too hard and too expensive to build many new homes.

You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?

There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

Montana may not experience hurricanes, but it is susceptible to other types of natural disasters that require preparation, particularly for older adults who may have special needs.

With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?

Memorial Day means much more than time off from work and hosting a barbecue, so if you want to get involved this weekend, check out these great ways to give back.

Art galleries are a beneficial component of any neighborhood. Check out some of these ways art galleries are important and why you should visit them this summer.

If you’re new to the tea game, here’s a breakdown of some of the main types of healthy teas and why you should start drinking them right away.

Storytelling is powerful, and it has enormous benefits in store for you and those around you. Today we’re going to talk about how storytelling can impact your life.

How can the State increase access to housing, community assets and economic opportunities in Montana? The Montana Departments of Commerce and Public Health and Human Services invite you to participate in the 2024 Montana Fair Housing Survey. Responses will be used to develop Montana’s Equity Plan, which will inform the State’s 2025-2029 Consolidated Plan for housing and community development.

The survey, which takes 10 minutes to complete, will help the State assess access to housing, understand barriers to access and mitigate any barriers identified. Use the link or click on the title to take the survey.

https://commerce.mt.gov/Consolidated-Plan/Updates

May Day is a time to come together with family and friends and create festive crafts. If you’re looking for a way to get started, check out these 5 cool craft ideas to celebrate.

Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you, but positively influences you as well. Here’s six ideas to get started.

The arts play a vital role in our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.

Meditation is powerful. If you’re unsure whether or not the practice is worth looking into, check out these top ways meditation can help improve your life.

Turns out, regular writing and keeping a journal actually has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits. Today, we’re going to check them out.

Despite their age, children can have a powerful impact in the community, if only we encourage them to do so. Here are four reasons kids should start volunteering young.

Gardening not only brings in beautiful colors, scents and foods to your home, but it has added benefits just for you. Here are some reasons you should plant a garden this season.

By going green, we create a better environment for ourselves and future generations. Check out these easy ways you can live an altruistic—and green—lifestyle.

This Women’s History Month, get involved by showing support for the women in your community. Check out these ways you can remember powerful women from history, while advocating for women today.

When it comes to supporting local business, there’s more to it than helping the community; it supports you too. Check out these reasons why going local helps you out in the long run.

There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!

It can be difficult to make ends meet. Montana provides the Elderly Homeowner/Renter Credit.

If you pay property taxes or pay rent for at least 6 months in the tax year, are 62 or older, live in MT for 9 months of the tax year, and have limited income, check out the link that provides step-by-step guidelines to see if you qualify.

AARP provides assistance at the Thompson Falls and Hot Springs Senior Centers. Appointments are required. (For more details: https://www.aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/locations.html?cmp=FDN-LOCATOR-BTN-LINK-2024)

Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. So how can we stand up to them and choose joy instead? Check out these 5 ways!

The art of meeting new people, and establishing new relationships, is a genuine skill. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!

Fortunately, recent studies have shown that volunteering with people (or a cause you care about) can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues.

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2024 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

Housing resources for veterans

We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.

Fighting Housing Insecurity in the US

Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or with other altruistic causes.

As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

Renters Rights and Responsibilities
How to Protect Yourself as a Renter
Renters Insurance
Resolving Conflicts With a Landlord
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Where to Find Help and Support

Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.

On November 25th, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.

This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.

Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

If you’re looking to celebrate this multicolor season in style with your family, check out these fun fall adventures you need to go on this year.

Dogs are the best, and this month you can celebrate them even more, because October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!