Providing COVID-19 disaster relief to undocumented immigrants

City Hall
Friends,

In addition to staying safe at home, the emergency orders related to COVID-19 include providing resources to historically marginalized communities.

This assistance, made possible by Governor Newsom, allows adult undocumented immigrants to apply for a one-time COVID-19 disaster relief grant for up to $500, with a maximum amount of $1,000 per household.

Additionally, I recently introduced a motion to review recently passed COVID-19 related legislation to report on ways the city can best address federal and state assistance gaps and resources for undocumented residents. In our City of Angels, we must leave no one behind.

I want to thank Governor Newsom and the State Legislature for creating the Disaster Relief Assistance program to help immigrants throughout the State. I also want to thank the many organizations in my district and throughout the city, including the Central American Refugee Center (CARACEN), Coalition for Humane and Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), and Inclusive Action. These organizations provide services to residents across my district, especially our most vulnerable.

For further assistance on the application, you can contact CARACEN at (213) 315-2659.

I look forward to sharing with you a Council recap from tomorrow’s meeting.
 
Stay safe,


MITCH O’FARRELL
 

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COVID-19 NEWS AND INFORMATION

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City of Los Angeles Official Website Dedicated to Coronavirus News and Info
 
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LA Homeless Services Authority Response to COVID-19 

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