COVID-19 has impacted us in many ways. Some of our community members are being laid-off, some are in danger of ICE raids in their homes, some are afraid to seek medical attention others are worried about potential evictions.
Below are some of the resources that Families In Schools has encountered.
- Frequently Asked Questions document created by Legal Aid at Work. Available in English, Spanish, and Chinese
- CA Employment Development Department FAQs For Those Affected by COVID-19
- Support services for workers and employers affected by COVID-19
- How to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim if your child’s school is closed and you must miss work; if your hours were reduced or if you lost your job due to COVID-19
- How to fill out a Disability Insurance claim – for those that contracted the virus, or have been exposed to it and are quarantined. Video in English and page to fill out the claim.
- List of Remote Jobs that are Hiring
- LA Job Portal
Undocumented Immigrants and Workers Rights
- The ILRC’s Red Cards help people assert their rights and defend themselves in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home. Templates are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hmong, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese
- Frequently asked questions about undocumented workers rights by Legal Aid at Work in English, Spanish and Chinese
- List and map of free clinics across the U.S. for the uninsured. See link
- In California, undocumented immigrants are entitled to emergency and pregnancy-related services. Please contact your county human services agency.
- Call CHIRLA at (888) 624-4752 if you have any specific questions about resources available to undocumented workers in your community.
- Frequently Asked Questions for Immigrants in LA County and California, in English and Spanish
Housing & Tenant Rights
- In California, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The following cities have paused evictions for renters: Alameda, Berkley, Burbank, Camarillo, Culver City, El Monte, Fresno, Glendale, Inglewood, Los Angeles, Moorpark, Oakland, Ojai, Oxnard, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Stockton, Thousand Oaks, Vallejo, and Watsonville.
- City of Los Angeles, Mayor Garcetti issued a temporary moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent for tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-19. Qualifying tenants will have up to 6 months following the expiration of the local emergency to repay any rent due. See the link for a list of circumstances.
Funds to support those economically affected by COVID-19