Food, employment, housing, and health resources available

Updated: Mar 31


We’re taking your feedback from the survey very seriously. We understand that the greatest thing we can do right now is to provide resources regarding food, employment, housing, and medical resources. This blog post will be updated as we continue to add resources to it. All resources provided are immigrant-friendly.


FOOD

CA Meals for Kids Mobile App

The CA Meals for Kids mobile application helps you find nearby California Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs Sites through your iOS, Android, or Microsoft devices.

https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/mo/cameals.asp


Santa Clara County Office of Education - Free meals to students

For plans and distribution sites: sccoe.org/covid-19

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley - Healthy food items

http://www.shfb.org/get-food | (800) 984-3663, 8a-5p

Text GETFOOD to (408) 455-5181

CalFresh - Financial assistance for food purchases

Apply over the phone or online

(800) 984-3663 | getcalfresh.org or shfb.org/get-food/calfresh


Meals on Wheels - Meal deliveries and to-go meals for seniors ages 60+

https://bit.ly/3918mPD | Leave a message at (408) 350-3246


Grab N Go Breakfast for ALL ages/ Monday - Friday 9am-11am l https://bit.ly/33R5HXv Salvation Army Soup Kitchen - Free lunch and free dinner for homeless or anyone in need! Visit the Emmanuel House located at 405 N. 4th Street, San Jose. To get help or learn, please contact Dan Guhl, Director, at daniel.guhl@usw.salvationarmy.org l (408) 282-1175 Sacred Heart Community Service - Pre-packaged food boxes No registration needed!

Monday - Thursday l 9 am - 4 pm, Friday: CLOSED *Please note that for safety reasons they will only be only allowing 25 people in the building at a time, so there may be an increase in wait times. (408) 278-2160 | https://sacredheartcs.org/covid19




EMPLOYMENT/INCOME


Work Sharing Program

The Work Sharing Program helps employees whose hours and wages have been reduced: Receive UI benefits, keep their current job, and avoid financial hardships.


Unemployment Insurance Claim - Loss of job or reduced hours due to COVID-19

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is an employer-paid program that provides partial income replacement when you become unemployed or have your hours reduced and meet all eligibility requirements.


CalEITC - California Earned Income Tax Credit

The California Earned Income Tax Credit is a cashback tax credit that puts money back in the pocket of hardworking Californians. California residents who made less than $30,000 in 2019 may be eligible for up to $8,000 in state and federal tax credits, depending on income and family size.


Additional Unemployment Resources during COVID-19

Resources on this website include benefits for work hours reduced, disability benefits if quarantined or diagnosed with COVID-19, benefits if you can’t work because you need to care for someone with COVID-19, school closures affect your workability and advice lines.




HOUSING & UTILITIES


NEW Rental Regulation during COVID-19 - Eviction Moratorium

San Jose bans evictions amid COVID-19 outbreak: IN EFFECT FOR 30 days (may be extended), PROTECTS residents who cannot make rent on a home, PROTECTS residents who cannot make rent on a business PROHIBITS landlords from evicting residents who rent a home or a business, FINES landlords with penalties and fees if they do not comply.


How to protect yourself from eviction: NOTIFY your landlord either before or on the day that rent is due and PROVIDE documentation to the landlord, for example: notices from schools shutting down, doctor’s notes, quarantine advisories or pay stubs, showing they have loss of income due to the virus.


City of San Jose Housing Information


Resources for Renters - Affordable Housing, Applying for Housing, and more.


Mobilehome Residents


Rent, Deposit, and Utility Assistance


PG&E’s Promise to Customers During COVID-19

During this crisis, PG&E will NOT shut off your power.


San Jose Water’s Promise to Customers During COVID-19

San Jose Water will also NOT shut off your water.


WiFi Internet at Home

You may qualify to receive two free months of internet and/or a reduced monthly price.


HEALTH

Hospitals and health care spaces are safe to visit. Federal guidelines prohibit immigration agents from conducting arrests or other enforcement actions at health care facilities, such as hospitals, doctors’ offices, health clinics, and urgent care facilities.


You Can Still Go to the Doctor

This link provides a list of health care centers. You can still see a doctor without medical insurance. This includes care you receive in the emergency room, at community and migrant health centers, free clinics, and public hospitals.


Emergency Health Insurance

You may qualify for emergency health insurance regardless of immigration status.


CHECK BACK OFTEN AS WE CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS ARTICLE WITH NEW RESOURCES. WE WILL ADD DATES NEXT TO NEW RESOURCES.


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