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If you were laid off, furloughed or had your hours reduced, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits from the State of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). These benefits are available for all CA residents who have authorization to work in the U.S. and meet other eligibility requirements. Other unemployment benefits are available for self-employed and “gig” workers.
 
If you are out of work or had your hours reduced because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits from the new federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program. This benefit is for gig workers, freelancers, the self-employed, business owners, individuals with limited work history and others not usually eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. The assistance is distributed by California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) and is available to all eligible CA residents who have authorization to work in the U.S.
 
They are offering up to $2 million in low-interest disaster loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in certain states, including California.
 
The city is offering emergency micro-loans between $5,000 and $50,000 to small businesses affected by the coronavirus.
 
This 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.
 
This foundation is offering loans to bartenders who may be out of work.
 
This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.
 
The fund is offering cash assistance to service workers and tipped workers.
 
The California Restaurant Association Foundation is offering grants for restaurant workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have been quarantined.
 
CORE is a national nonprofit organization that is dedicated to granting support to food & beverage service employees with children, who are experiencing circumstances such as a major medical diagnosis of a parent or child, death of a parent or child, or loss of home due to a natural disaster.
 
They have a lengthy list of places offering funding and grants for artists.
 
The alliance has set up a fund for in-home care workers, nannies and house cleaners.
 
They are offering help to folks who are having trouble paying their student loans because of the coronavirus' impact to their income.
 
 
 

Food

Los Angeles Unified will continue to provide nutritious meals to all students who need them during the temporary closure of schools. Our Grab & Go Food Centers will be open beginning Wednesday, March 18, and will be staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Visit this site to find the closest food pantry of food bank.
 
They are 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.
 
They are providing free breakfast for students in Watts from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
 
Located in Silver Lake, LA Dream Center is providing free meals for all LAUSD students from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
 
They are 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 Restaurant is making its kids menu free for guests 12 and under throughout the LAUSD closure.
 
They are offering one free bread to children ages 5 to 13, Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
They are offering free meals from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for kids of all ages.
 
They are offering free meals to all kids ages 12 and under.
 
Toast in Whittier, The Benediction in City of Industry and The Dylan in Brea
This restaurant group is offering free take-out breakfast burritos to kids ages 6 to 12 Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
 
They are offering free meals to kids ages 12 and under at all their locations.
 
 
 

Internet Service – Free and Low Cost

 
 
 

Medicine

They will waive charges for home delivery of prescription medications.
 
They are waiving delivery fees for all eligible prescriptions during this evolving situation as well as on any purchases at Walgreens.com.
 
 
 

Rent/ Evictions

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. Here are your rights as a renter in Lod Angeles.