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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