There are a variety of support services to help people who have lost their jobs or have had their hours reduced due to the impacts of COVID-19. Use these resources to help you during this challenging time.
Employment Development Department (EDD)
If you have had your hours cut, been furloughed, or laid off:
The L.A. County Financial Navigators program is designed to help L.A. County residents deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing remote assistance in navigating critical financial issues and making referrals to other social services and resources. Financial Navigators from LA County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs can help you manage financial issues, identify immediate action steps, and access resources for free. Call 800-593-8222 or visit the Financial Navigators website to learn more. View the English flyer (PDF) online for more info or the Spanish flyer (PDF) online.
LA County Department of Public Social Service (DPSS)
The State has announced the launch of a CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, intended to help income-eligible households pay rent and utilities, both for past and future payments. The decision by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to Opt-In to the statewide program will offer a singular, uniform framework to be deployed throughout California and avoid unnecessary confusion about competing programs among residents. California's COVID-19 Rent Relief can help with past due rent and utilities. To see if you qualify, visit the Housing is Key website now or call 833-430-2122. If you need help filling out the application, explore the CA Local Partner Network Resources online to find a community-based organization to help with your application.
Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program
Low-income households in Alhambra can now apply to receive financial assistance for delinquent residential water bills. The Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) offers a one-time payment of up to $2,000 to help pay residential water or wastewater utility bills. Learn more here.