California's Undocumented Immigrants Can Now Apply For Financial Help

California's Undocumented Immigrants Can Now Apply For Financial Help

May 18, 2020

 

California's undocumented immigrants can begin applying today, for disaster relief payments of up to $1,000 per household under Gov. Gavin Newsom's coronavirus emergency assistance plan.

 

$75-million fund for undocumented adults who are not eligible for other forms of government assistance, such an unemployment benefits and federal stimulus checks. A qualifying undocumented adult can receive $500, with a maximum of $1,000 per household.

 

Called the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants Project, the $75 million in state funding will be distributed to 12 organizations throughout California.

 

An applicant must be undocumented, over 18 years of age, ineligible for federal assistance related to COVID-19 such as the stimulus check or unemployment benefits, and able to demonstrate that they have faced financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic.

 

With the funds spread among so many people, most families will not receive the funding. Applications are approved on a first-come, first-served basis. The program will run through June 30 or until the funding is totally spent.

 

To apply, undocumented immigrants should contact the group representing their area:

 

Los Angeles and Orange County:
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
(213) 241-8880 www.advancingjustice-la.org


Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
(213) 201-8700 www.chirla.org

 

Los Angeles Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
(213) 315-2659 www.carecen-la.org/

 

Inland Empire:

 

San Bernardino Community Service Center

(888) 444-0170, (909) 521-7535 www.sbcscinc.org
Covering Inyo, Riverside, San Bernardino

 

TODEC Legal Center Perris
(888) 863-3291 www.TODEC.org
Covering Inyo, Riverside, San Bernardino

 

San Diego and Imperial County

 

Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Imperial County: 760-206-3242
San Diego County: 858-206-8281

 

Northern California:

 

California Human Development Corporation
(707) 228-1338 www.californiahumandevelopment.org/

Covering Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Nevada, Pleasure, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma Tehama, Trinity

 

Bay Area:

 

Catholic Charities of California
Alameda and Contra Costa: www.cceb.org
Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo: www.catholiccharitiessf.org/
Santa Clara: www.catholiccharitiesscc.org/

 

Central Coast:
Mixteco / Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)
www.mixteco.org/drai/3

 

Santa Barbara: (805) 519-7776

 

Ventura: (805) 519-7774

 

Community Action Board Santa Cruz
(800) 228-6820 www.cabinc.org/
Covering Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz

 

Central Valley:

 

United Farm Workers Foundation (UFWF)
(877) 527-6660 www.ufwfoundation.org
Covering Ash, Kern, Kings, Wood, Merced, Tulare and Mono

 

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF)
(877) 557-0521 www.crlaf.org/drai
Covering Mariposa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne Yolo and Yuba

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