Government Shutdown 2019
As the US government shutdown of 2019 continues, people with disabilities may experience hardships in areas such as their housing, food security, and other benefits.
We're pulling together information from various sources and posting them here as we find it.
We hope that this will be helpful for you and your families.
Services impacted by the shutdown
A good overview of the federal offices and services that are affected by the shutdown is available from the MS Society.
News story about the impact to Food Security programs.
USDA Plans for SNAP Recipients
HUD has a long document online that answers questions for employees and consumers. Section C starting on page 75 covers those in public housing or who have rental assistance.
Student Loans information.
Resources that Might Help
Washington DC Services for Residents
Some businesses are offering discounts and free products and services to furloughed federal employees.
A USA Today article about help for furloughed employees (note that the site has several ads and pop-ups).
News & Opinions