Resources during the COVID-19 Shutdown
During the crisis, Comcast is providing free access to Xfinity hotspots: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/open-xfinity-wifi-hotspots
For authorized workers:
- Unemployment benefits. File even if you’re not sure you qualify (documented workers only). If your hours were cut, but you still have a job, you may qualify. Gig workers and self-employed workers can qualify. Please note that the new qualifification options are not yet showing up on the state website. If you are a gig worker or unemployed, wait until you see those when you log in. Filing online is best if possible: https://www.edd.ca.gov/unemployment/filing_a_claim.htm
- For information for workers affected by the current crisis and to sign up to get advice, visit https://legalaidatwork.org/
For undocumented workers:
- https://legalaidatwork.org/blog/relief-funds/ You can translate the page into Spanish or Chinese.
For all workers:
Legal Aid at Work has a list of frequently asked questions for workers affected by the shutdown. It is available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese. https://legalaidatwork.org/factsheet/coronavirus-faq/
For small business owners:
Tenants: The City of San Leandro has stopped evictions for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 income loss. This may be true in other cities also. The state of California has now stopped evictions for two months if rent is not paid due to the COVID19 crisis. Renters will need to pay back rent in the future. Be sure to tell your landlord about your situation (in writing) within 7 days of rent being due.
Homeowners: Foreclosures on mortgages secured by the FHA have been paused for 60 days by the federal government. Also, some banks have agreed to pause foreclosures for people affected by loss of income due to the coronavirus. Be sure to contact your bank; don’t just stop paying!
Insurance: You can apply for Medi-Cal (insurance for people with low incomes) or Covered California health insurance (or change your plan if your income has changed) at the Covered California website: https://www.coveredca.com/
COVID-19 testing and information: Alameda County Public Health advice: http://www.acphd.org/media/562537/sick-factsheet-20200326.pdf
San Francisco Chronicle article: https://www.sfchronicle.com/health/article/Where-can-I-get-a-coronavirus-test-in-the-Bay-15136054.php
La Clinica https://laclinica.org/
Davis Street http://davisstreet.org/index.php/healthclinic/
Free meals for children:
San Leandro Unified School District https://www.sanleandro.k12.ca.us/
Oakland Unified School District https://www.ousd.org/covid-19studentmeals
Food help for anyone:
Alameda County Community Food Bank https://www.accfb.org/health-and-safety/?popup
Calfresh (government help paying for food): The Alameda County Food Bank can help you apply http://foodnow.net/choose-one/
The San Leandro Adult School Transitions Center seeks to assist our students and community members in overcoming barriers and in achieving their employment and education goals.
The Transitions Center Provides:
- Education assistance – one-on-one help with college and financial aid applications
- Employment services – career exploration, job search, resume review, and interview preparation
- Social services support – connection to local resources for assistance with housing, clothing, medical and dental services, and more
- Workshops – information and activities offered by local employers and agencies
What Makes Us Unique
- Individualized support
- Everyone is welcome