The Homer Fund knows many Home Depot associates or their spouses are included in the 800,000 government workers impacted by the longest government shutdown in American history. As always, The Homer Fund is ready to assist those associates who need financial assistance because of lost wages resulting from delayed income.
- WHO qualifies for this assistance?
- WHAT documents are necessary?
- HOW do I apply for this assistance?
- WHEN will theses changes occur?
- Associates who have a second job within an impacted area of the government
- Associates with a legal spouse who have jobs within an impacted area of the government
All other existing criteria for a Direct Grant must be met (review guidelines HERE).
As with every Direct Grant, the associate in need must complete the Direct Grant Prep Pack, providing all relevant information based on the situation causing the hardship. In addition to the Direct Grant Prep Pack, the Home Depot associate must provide the letter or email received to notify the impacted party of furlough or delayed income as part of the government shutdown, and copies of past due rent/mortgage statement and/or copies of past due basic utility bills (electricity, gas and water only). Once all documentation has been compiled, the associate must partner with an authorized sponsor (ASDS, HR partner, or any salaried manager) to formally apply for Homer Fund assistance.
If you are an associate in need, you may only apply through your ASDS, HR partner or any salaried manager (also called "sponsors"). However, there are documents you must first complete and prepare to provide to your sponsor. CLICK HERE to access the Direct Grant Prep Pack.
Authorized sponsors must log into their personal Homer Fund account in order to access the applications. Remember that the associate in need CANNOT access the application without your help, so please be prepared to help the associate through the process. Contact The Homer Fund at Homer_Fund@homedepot.com for help with creating and accessing your personal account.
Homer Fund assistance for those impacted by the government shutdown will remain effective for three months after the end of the government shutdown.
You may call (770) 384-2611 to speak with a Homer Fund representative. You may also email The Homer Fund at Homer_Fund@homedepot.com.