This is the Jones family. There is Jessica, Mark and Jenna. Jessica is 41, Mark is 43 and Jenna is 16. They live in a valley in the middle of nowhere which usually does not get much rain.
Jenna currently plays basketball and so did her parents. They love going to the beach and adore animals.
On April 12th, dark skies rolled in and the rain started. Little did they know, it was the beginning of a record breaking flood.
They came home after the 3 month flood to find their house ruined. Mark works at a car dealership while Jessica worked at valley elementary school until she recently got laid off. They came to the conclusion that there family could not live on a one person salary after a flood and they should apply for government programs.
The Jones family found two programs that they can apply for, TANF and SNAP. TANF is a temporary program for needy families to achieve self sufficiency by providing money. SNAP provides food stamps so they are able to buy healthy food. To be eligible for TANF you have to show a need and have a dependent child. SNAP requires all households must pass a gross income test to qualify for the benefits.
There requests to the TANF and SNAP programs got accepted and they will start to eat healthier and live in an apartment. Then Jessica will work on her application to be a teacher at a high school while Jenna will get a job to help pay for expenses. Once they have enough money saved up they will purchase a house, away from potential flooding.