Avalon Mutual Aid
If you or someone you know, and individual or family, needs assistance at this time, especially regarding food security, please reach out to the Avalon Mutual Aid.
Please consider checking on your older neighbors or those with underlying
health conditions. There are ways to let people know you care while keeping a
safe distance (e.g., a phone call, a text, a note under their door to make sure
they have everything they need). Self-isolation doesn't need to mean
loneliness. Avalon Sheriff’s Station deputies are available to provide a
“welfare check” for seniors. Residents are encouraged to call the station's
non-emergency number at 310-510-0174 if they are aware of seniors who are at
risk or may need attention. We are all in this together.
The City of Avalon adopted Urgency Ordinance U 1118-20 putting a moratorium on rent increase. For more information see the Update City Operations section on the ordinance: April 7 Avalon Urgency Ordinance U 1188-20. LA County also enacted a temporary eviction moratorium.
Applications are now open for LA County COVID-19 Rent Relief through August 31, 2020. Assistance is available for LA County renters, with the exception of residents living in the City of Los Angeles, as the City also received its own allocation of CARES Act funds and has its own programs for City Residents.
Eligible renters must qualify based on income and have struggled to pay rent, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their landlord must provide a W-9 and sign a participation agreement in order to have the rent paid on behalf of the tenant.
Apply at 211la.org/lacounty/rentrelief, which is available 24/7, or by dialing 2-1-1 between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit rentrelief.lacda.org.
Resources for Residents Impacted by COVID-19
you have had your hours cut, been furloughed, or laid off:
your employer has reduced your hours or shut down operations due to COVID-19,
you can file for unemployment insurance. If you are expecting to return to your
job after the dust settles, you do not have to be actively seeking new work
during the outbreak. But you must be "able and available to work" to
get these benefits, which generally range from $40-$450 per week for up to six
months. For more information, visit: https://edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Filing_a_Claim.htm
you are currently sick with the coronavirus or have been exposed:
who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by
a medical professional) can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim.
Insurance provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have
full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or
pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending
on income) and range from $50 - $1,300 a week. For more information,
you are caring for someone else who is sick:
who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family
member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Paid
Family Leave (PFL) claim.
Family Leave provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligible workers
who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to
care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit
amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and
range from $50-$1,300 a week. For more information, visit: https://edd.ca.gov/Disability/How_to_File_a_PFL_Claim_in_SDI_Online.htm/t_blank?fbclid=IwA
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal
disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering
substantial economic injury as a result of the novel coronavirus.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information
and download applications at disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or
email email@example.com for
more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or
hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration,
Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925
Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. The deadline to apply for an
Economic Injury Disaster Loan is December 16, 2020.
If the coronavirus outbreak is affecting your mental health, the World Health
Organization recommends minimizing watching, reading or listening to news that
causes you to feel anxious or distressed. Seek information only from trusted
sources and mainly to take practical steps to prepare your plans and protect
yourself and loved ones. Seek information updates at specific times during the
day, once or twice.
Find more tips, visit https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/mental-health-considerations.pdf?sfvr
Additionally, you may call the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s
24/7 ACCESS hotline at 800-854-7771.
Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health: publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus
California Department of Public Health: cdph.ca.gov/covid19
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): cdc.gov/COVID19
World Health Organization: who.int/coronavirus
L.A. County residents can also call 2-1-1