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I don't mean to offend or belittle anyone who was hurt by the shutdown, but I'd start calling local churches in this area for help.
Many provide some small forms of assistance with rent, mortgage, utility bills, food, etc. Most don't have any qualifying factors other than living in this area and being in need. (If you're not getting a paycheck, you are in need.)
Don't let pride keep you from getting the help you and your family need. We all need a little help now and then.