United Way of Pueblo County is providing a program to aid non-tax filing, primarily those experiencing homelessness, individuals in filing to receive the Economic Impact Payments established and disbursed by the Treasury Department in the spring.
The Economic Impact Payment Outreach Project was developed to work in partnership with area agencies providing critical services to individuals and families in need. A filing station, staffed by UWPC IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) volunteers and the VITA program coordinator, is co-located in a tent with Pueblo Cooperative Care Center’s Mobile Showers unit.
The Project will run every Wednesday at Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, 326 W. 8th Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October 14.
“After discussions with local agencies, it was determined there was a critical need for this kind of program in Pueblo,” stated United Way of Pueblo County President/CEO Shanna M. Farmer. “I am very proud of our United Way staff for their dedication to establish this program which is helping those most vulnerable in our community. I also want to thank our community partners who are working with us to support the project.”
Individuals requesting service will need to know their Social Security card number. Only those who do not file income taxes due to lack of income or who are experiencing homelessness are eligible for this assistance. Checks for persons without a permanent address will have their checks sent to the Pueblo Rescue Mission, where they will be held until they can be picked up by the filing individual.