Tag Archive for: insurance
Average Cost of Renters Insurance/1 Comment/in disaster, fire, hardship, house fire, insurance, long term recovery, support system /by Heather Korth
Guest Blogger: Jeff Gitlen, LendEDU
Renters insurance is highly underrated and often overlooked. So when we came across this blog Jeff Gitlen wrote, originally published on the LendEDU blog, we just had to share his straightforward explanation and research on just how little a policy actually costs (HINT: it’s about the cost of a pizza!). When disaster strikes, having a renters insurance policy in hand can be helpful – read on for more!
At a Glance:
The average cost of renters insurance across the United States can change depending on where you live and how much coverage you need. Given the low cost – on average about $16 per month – and high value, a renters insurance policy can be a wise investment for renters.
10 Things No One Tells You About Being Homeless/3 Comments/in childcare, children, colorado, Denver, disaster, disaster housing, disaster stress, eating healthy, hardship, homeless, homelessness, job, mental health, support system, temporary housing, trauma, Uncategorized /by Heather Korth
Guest Blogger: Taylar McCoy, Our Front Porch 2017-2018 Intern
In my most-recent blog post, I wrote about the fact that until I began working with Our Front Porch, I had no idea just how difficult it is to become totally stable after living in that type of unstable environment. The difficulties of trying to save money and start fresh, all while searching for house and looking for a job, are magnified with you’re also trying to support children or a family. And unfortunately, there are other factors that make the recovery process so difficult to navigate.
Behind the Scenes of a Disaster/in disaster, disaster relief, disaster stress, hardship, healing, homeless, hurricane, insurance, our front porch, support system, therapy, trauma /by Our Front Porch
‘Tis the season to be indoors and cozy on the couch with a good movie, and I have just the one that will change your world… or at least change your perspective on disasters. Ever wonder what post-Katrina life was like for people in New Orleans? Want a glimpse into the life of an insurance claims adjuster?
Texas Floods: On the Ground, Part 2/1 Comment/in disaster, disaster housing, disaster relief, disaster stress, FEMA, hardship, insurance, our front porch, post-disaster housing, renters insurance, support system, trauma, Uncategorized /by Our Front Porch
When a disaster is large enough to receive attention from national media, it usually means people come out of the woodwork to help. This was the case for the Texas floods as well. State and local governments, emergency management departments, FEMA, Red Cross, and a plethora of other organizations came out in droves to offer resources and financial assistance that made a tremendous impact to many Texans who were affected. But is that enough?
Renter’s Insurance: It’s Cheap. You Need It!/in disaster, fire, insurance, renters insurance /by Our Front Porch
As a Red Cross responder, I have met many people who are recovering from house fires. Most of these people are renters and most don’t have insurance. Dealing with a fire or other disaster is an overwhelming, frustrating and stressful experience, but having insurance can bring much-needed relief. According to the Insurance Information Institute, 95% of homeowners have insurance, however only 40% of renters have insurance. Why do YOU need it?