This document is an edited version of the original one. This document is being edited to include resources that are focused in the Assembly District 64 region, including Carson, Compton, Watts, Wilmington, Rancho Dominguez, North Long Beach, Broadway-Manchester, Harbor Gateway, and Willowbrook. This list is being consistently updated with new resources that we are able to find. You can find the original version of this resource list here.
– Fatima’s Campaign for State Assembly
LA County Resource Finder: Call 211
L.A. County residents can reserve free vaccine appointments and eligibility has been expanded for those with underlying health conditions/disabilities.
Check eligibility and register at: https://myturn.ca.gov/
Categories under this heading include: food, housing, health, transportation, and education and are separated into three general categories: children and youth, adults, and elderly.
To find various food banks, LAUSD sites, and other food resources, check out this website.
Food banks in Compton
Please visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm for BENEFITS FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 and also heck out the EDD’s Frequently Asked Questions: https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/faqs.htm
For a run-down of labor laws in California, please visit: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-12/coronavirus-labor-law-know-your-rights-california-worker
Paid family leave is available for those who stay home because they need to take care of someone who has contracted the virus (Covid-19) or who has been quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional). Learn how to file a Paid Family Leave Claim HERE.
Disability benefits /paid sick leave are available for those who have actually contracted the virus themselves or who have been exposed to it and are quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional in the case of Disability Benefits). Learn how to file a Disability Insurance Claim HERE.
Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable). The Governor has waived the 1 week wait time and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.
Worker’s comp is available for those who are unable to do their usual job because they were exposed to and contracted Covid-19 while in the regular course of their job (i.e. healthcare workers)
For individuals with federal student loans, they are looking at offering deferment options and 0% interest rates for a limited amount of time. Please learn more at their website here: https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus
Covered California has a special open enrollment period due to COVID-19. To learn more and to apply for coverage, visit their website here: https://www.coveredca.com/individuals-and-families/getting-covered/special-enrollment/
Directly from the Employment Development Department: “Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest. A written request for extension must be received within 60 days from the original delinquent date of the payment or return.
For questions, employers may call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center.
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Households must meet all three of the following criteria to be eligible for assistance through the Angeleno Card initiative:
If you filed 2018 or 2019 taxes, then no action needed. Checks are starting to be mailed this week and direct deposits are already happening. If you don’t file taxes, you can enter your information here: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments
Resources for food, housing, health, transportation, and education visit: https://foodoasis.la/organizations
WIC clinics under South Los Angeles Health Projects will remain open to the community. We will be remotely issuing participants food benefits onto their WIC cards to avoid families from going out given our COVID-19 pandemic. For those families that have not yet gotten the new WIC card and wish to locate the nearest WIC clinic to them please call or visit the following website for further guidance and assistance:
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Sliding scale clinics that provide low fee psychotherapy:
If you are concerned about being quarantined in an unsafe home situation or need help, all DV shelter resources are generally available on: domesticshelters.org
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is also available 24/7 at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3223 (TTY)