COVID-19 RESPONSE & RESOURCES

Whether helping our neighbors during an earthquake or opening our homes to them during a wildfire, Californians show up for each other, no matter what we look like, where we come from or where we live. We know that our families and neighborhoods are stronger, safer and healthier when we join together and demand proven solutions to enable us all to weather a crisis and ensure our wellbeing. 

Getting ill reminds us that at our core we are all human and vulnerable. This is a moment that we must stand with and for each other across our differences and against anything and anyone who seeks to divide us. We pull through by pulling together, like we have done in the past. 

That means we demand the care and paid time everyone of us needs, no exceptions. We condemn those who peddle us lies and misinformation in order to further divide us so we don’t join together to demand proven solutions like universal healthcare, paid time to care and protections that keep us in our homes and ensure we make ends meet.

Now is the time for us to unite across our differences and make policy choices that help every-day people -- not a few wealthy corporations. As individuals, we can wash our hands, avoid unnecessary travel and check in on our friends and neighbors. As a united force, we can demand our government do everything it possibly can to protect everyone’s health, no exceptions. 

Now is the time to go all in for all of us. Now is that time to rise to the occasion, represent for all of us and demand our leaders do the same.

Take Action: An Open Letter to CA leaders

Local Resources & Updates

Statewide: Shelter At Home

Governor Newsom announced a legal order directing residents to “shelter in place” beginning, March 19 2020. We should take this extremely seriously but not panic. We have an opportunity to flatten the curve of disease spread. The policy effectively requires all  residents to be confined to their homes for three weeks with exceptions for essential work, food or other needs.

 

Why Social Distancing makes a difference for our most vulnerable

Learn More about Shelter-at-home

 

 

Statewide Resources

Here is a list of resources for all California's residents during the COVID-19 crisis

Housing Resources and Updates 

 

San Francisco Resources

Here are list of resources for San Francisco resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Mayor London Breed ordered a moratorium on all coronavirus related evictions (evictions due to loss of income due to covid-19) for 30 days but can be extended. 
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and San Francisco-Marin Community Food Bank.
  • Here’s a link to existing services for businesses and workers including loans
  • San Francisco schools are closed during this time. A list of pick-up sites for food and schedules is available here.
  • San Francisco-Marin Food Bank also provides free food assistance to families and individuals through its network of food pantries and soup kitchens.         

Reminders for those who live and/or work in San Francisco:

Oakland Resources

Here are list of resources for Oakland resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Alameda County-wide eviction moratorium. Tenant cannot be evicted when unable to pay rent due to COVID related reasons for more information read this FAQ.
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and Alameda County Community Food Bank.
  • You can also get involved with Oakland At Risk Match, a new effort seeking to match those with needs with those who can help.
  • Here’s a link to existing services for businesses and workers including loans
  • Our Oakland schools are closed during this time and providing free ‘grab n go’ meals to the many students who rely on them at specific sites.
  • Alameda County Community Food Bank also provides free food assistance to families and individuals through its County-wide network of food pantries and soup kitchens.         

Reminders for those who live and/or work in Oakland:

Contra Costa Resources

Here are list of resources for Contra Costa resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

Housing Resources and Updates

  • Contra Costa's Sheriff's will not be executing any evictions until April 1st.
  • The Director of Emergency Services ordered a moratorium on all coronavirus related evictions (evictions due to loss of income due to covid-19) for 30 days but can be extended.

San Diego Resources

Here are list of resources for San Diego resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • San Diego City Council ordered a moratorium on all coronavirus related evictions for residents and businesses in the city. (evictions due to loss of income due to covid-19) will be granted a stay until at least May
  • Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open so there is no need to jam stores or hoard items.
  • Those engaged in or requiring essential services can continue their tasks while practicing good sanitation habits and social distancing.
  • Exercising out-of-doors at our local parks while practicing social distancing is good for the body and mind.  
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and San Diego County Food Bank.
  • Another organization that can help get the products you need if you have immunocompromised health conditions, or are more vulnerable to the sickness. You just need to sign up, and on the website you can sign up as a volunteer for those that would like to offer assistance in the midst of the Corona virus crisis.
  • There are also two ways to get free or reduced internet access for students to keep up with their homework while in quarantine. AT&T offers low-cost wireline home internet, and Spectrum offers free internet for 60 days for households with a student.
  • Here’s a link to existing services for businesses and one for workers including loans
  • San Diego schools are closed during this time. A list of pick-up sites for food and schedules is available here.     

Reminders for those who live and/or work in San Diego:

LA Resources

Here are list of resources for Greater Los Angeles area resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

Housing Resources and Updates 

  • Los Angeles County announced moratorium on all evictions through May 31. 
  • Good Seed Youth Drop In Center Address: 2814 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90008 Phone: (855) 968-8452 - Showers, Meals, Clothing, Computer/Internet Access, Mental Health Services, Substance abuse services
  • Bryant Temple AME Address: 2514 W. Vernon Ave. 90047 Phone: (323) 492-0107 Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: women only For more information, click here!
  • Home at Last: Address: 5171 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles 90047 Phone: (323) 305-6999 Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: men only For more information, click here!
  • Home at Last: Address: 5108 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011 Phone: (323) 305-6999 Offers a Winter Shelter Program that has been extended until September 30, 2020: women only For more information, click here!
  • Penny Lane Centers- With a Little Help From My Friends - Showers, meals, clothing, computer/internet access, laundry services (next day pick-up), mental health and substance abuse services. Walk-ins are welcome, housing service meetings are conducted on a one-on-one basis. Location: 5628 E. Slauson Ave. Commerce CA 90040. Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 1pm to 7pm and Saturday from 8am to 8pm. Phone: (323) 353-6118 More info: Penny Lane Transitional Youth Services
  • Eviction Defense Network offers tenants free online consultations. The lobby is closed to the public BUT they are here to help you. Please send us an email to askanattorney@edn.la. If you can scan and email relevant documents, do so, and one of their lawyers will assist you. If you don't have email send a text or call (213) 537-5473 and one of the paralegals will assist you.

 

Sacramento Resources

Here are list of resources for Sacramento resident's during the COVID-19 crisis:

  • Sacramento City Council announced moratorium on all COVID 19 related evictions through May 31. However, to gain the protections of the Moratorium, renters MUST notify their landlord IN WRITING before their rent is due, to inform them of impacts on their ability to pay rent resulting from COVID-19, such as reduced hours, layoffs, having to care for children and other family members, and being sick or quarantined themselves.  
    • Here is a model letter to your landlord the City has prepared here.
    • Here is a another version of the letter in English and Spanish 
    • In addition, Legal Services of Northern California has prepared the following fact sheet to provide critical information. You can find the fact sheet in English and Spanish
  • If you are able to offer assistance, or need assistance, two of the organizations that may help now are Meals on Wheels and Sacramento County Food Bank.
  • Sacramento schools are closed during this time. A list of pick-up sites for food and schedules is available here.   

 

 

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