Coronavirus Updated Resource List: Financial, Food and More
In an effort to distribute as much helpful information to the public as we can during this difficult time, Malibu Disaster Communications gathered the following links from multiple respected news and government resources, charitable organizations and more. We will update the information on this page as it becomes available.
Malibu Disaster Communications compiled this list for local Restaurant and Delivery services updated regularly here.
MORTGAGE UPDATE: Four of the nation’s five largest banks — Wells Fargo, Citi, JPMorgan and US Bank — have agreed to defer the payments for 90 days, according to Newsom. Bank of America will waive them for 30 days, he said.
RESOURCES FOR REMOTE EMPLOYMENT:
Laist.com compiled the following resources to help you navigate the effects of the Coronavirus Outbreak:
- The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering up to $2 million in low-interest disaster loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in certain states, including California.
- The City of L.A. is offering emergency micro-loans between $5,000 and $50,000 to small businesses affected by the coronavirus.
- The Jewish Free Loan Association is offering interest-free and fee-free loans that can be turned around in a matter of days to folks impacted by coronavirus, for anything from everyday expenses to childcare to lost wages. You do not need to be Jewish to apply.
- The USBG National Charity Foundation is offering loans to bartenders who may be out of work.
- Here is a list of resources for freelance artists.
- One Fair Wage is offering cash assistance to service workers and tipped workers.
- Restaurants Care is offering grants for restaurant workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been quarantined.
- Children of Restaurant Employees is offering funds to restaurant workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have children at home.
- Americans for the Arts has a lengthy list of places offering funding and grants for artists.
- The National Domestic Workers Alliance has set up a fund for in-home care workers, nannies and house cleaners.
- Savi and Student Debt Crisis are offering help to folks who are having trouble paying their student loans because of the coronavirus’ impact to their income.
Rauschenberg Emergency Relief Grant This program will provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies to visual and media artists and choreographers who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories.
Bartender Emergency Assistance During these uncertain times the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) Foundation strives to be a resource for the bar industry community, and is asking any bartenders in need of help to apply. Note, you do NOT need to be a USBG member to apply or receive assistance.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is also encouraging people whose jobs have been affected by the coronavirus outbreak to apply for unemployment or disability. And the federal government recently passed a bill requiring employers to pay sick leave and family leave. Read our guide on that here.
- For the closest food pantry or food bank, visit the Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator.
CalFresh Meal Assistance If you need assistance with food and to access LA county social services.
CalFresh is California’s food stamps (SNAP) program. It takes 10 minutes to apply and you can get up to $192 a month per household member on an EBT card.
For questions about applying as an immigrant click here.
- Everytable is offering meals to all Angelenos in need, including food distribution for seniors who need food brought to their homes, food for students and food for groups.
- TEACH Academy of Technologies is offering free meals for pick-up to all children ages 5 through 17, with a valid student ID from any school. Meals are provided between 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
- Hugo’s kids menu will be free for guests 12 and under throughout the LAUSD closure.
- Los Angelitos Bakery is offering one free bread to children ages 5 to 13, Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- El Torito restaurants are offering free (take-out only) meals to all kids ages 12 and under.
- Acapulco Restaurant y Cantina is offering free (take-out only) meals to kids ages 12 and under at all their locations.
Also check out these maps of school sites and community centers offering free meals for kids for pick-up.
- CVS Pharmacy will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications.
- Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions during this evolving situation and any purchase on Walgreens.com.
- Both the City and County of Los Angeles have passed eviction moratoriums, which include residences and businesses. Other cities and counties that have passed eviction moratoriums include Pasadena and Santa Monica, with Long Beach apparently poised to join the list.
- Here are your rights as a renter in L.A.
You can also check out this crowd-sourced list of resources in Los Angeles (note: this is an external list that we have not vetted).
Undocumented? The California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance put together some resourcesfor people without legal immigration status. Also note that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has advised that seeking medical treatment or preventive services related to the coronavirus will not negatively affect your ability to get a green card under the public charge rule.
Additional Resources from CalMatters:
•Restaurant Opportunities Centers United – Restaurant Workers Relief Fund. For restaurant workers in need of financial assistance. https://rocunited.org/relief/application/
•One Fair Wage Emergency Fund. Cash assistance for restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money. https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help
•USBG National Charity Foundation – Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. For bartenders, or the spouse or child of a bartender who have experienced an emergency hardship. https://www.usbgfoundation.org/beap
•Another Round, Another Rally Emergency Assistance. For workers in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or bar back may apply for funds. https://anotherroundanotherrally.org/?fbclid=IwAR2NYl5YUCDvpIjCYRjxzvxaoMrYOLW3DWANoQKDJEKZT-yFf6x2OsCXias
•Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation. For emergency assistance for those employed by restaurants or bars or are employed by a restaurant or bar supplier. https://form.southernsmoke.org/smoke/application/
THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES RESOURCES COMPILED BY THE MALIBU FOUNDATION
For those in West LA.
This organization is working hard to provide resources and relief to the West side for both documented and undocumented immigrants.
Immigrants Rising is committed to serving undocumented communities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We put together this list of resources to help undocumented immigrants navigate the crisis.
National directory of free clinics across the country. This includes clinics for the uninsured, low-income, and undocumented. NOTE: If you are experiencing an emergency, emergency rooms and hospitals that receive Federal Funding cannot turn away patients regardless of immigration status.
California is the only state to extend coverage to low-income, undocumented adults ages 25 and younger for the state’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal).
For people with chronic illnesses and disability.
This hour long webinar by the Healing Justice Podcast gives a great overview of medical information, invocations, grounding practices, and dialogue regarding coronavirus and people living with chronic illnesses and/or disabilities.