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Community resources including food, housing support, etc

We will provide our families with information on food, housing, financial assistance, COVID-19 testing and other resources as they become available.

San mateo county's covid-19 resources website

San Mateo County's COVID-19 resources web page has the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of resources available. San Mateo County COVID-19 Testing information is found on https://www.smcgov.org/testing

HOUSING & FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES DURING COVID-19

Please see click on the flyers (English and Spanish) on Housing and Financial Support, how to protect yourself from eviction and where to get help.

  

RENT PAST DUE?

If you’re an income eligible renter who has experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19 and have past due rent, or you’re a landlord who has experienced a loss in income because of unpaid rent, you may be eligible to get financial assistance now through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program.

HOW DO I APPLY?

To check eligibility requirements, apply or find a Local Partner Network organization who can assist you further, visit HousingIsKey.com or call 833-430-2122, toll free.

Flyer ENGLISH / fOLLETO ESPAÑOL

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Learn about the Public Library

In this Spanish-language video, Librarian Adriana from the San Mateo Public Library speaks about library services and how to find helpful programs.

 

Link to Eviction Moratorium Flyer

Link to Eviction Moratorium Flyer - Spanish

IMPORTANT NEWS - 1/29/21: EVICTION MORATORIUM EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 30, 2021

Tenants must pay 25% of rent each month until June 2021 to be permanently protected from evictions. All 25% payments are due June 30, 2021. Tenants still must return signed monthly declarations of hardship under the penalty of perjury in order to qualify for protections (ACCE).

WHERE TO BEGIN IF YOU NEED HOUSING SUPPORT:

  • Leave a detailed message with Samaritan House explaining your situation: (650) 347-3648. Samaritan House can assist with rent, eviction protection, and legal concerns.
  • If you know you cannot pay rent, send a letter to your landlord using this template and save a photo of it

EVICTION PROTECTION AND CONSULTATION: 

RENT SUPPORT: 

Emergency Assistance Fund paid directly to the landlord, maximum amount $2000 per applicant. Click here to apply.

DACA LEGAL CONSULTATIONS: 

Catholic Charities is offering free 1-1 consultation with an immigration attorney regarding the DACA program. Register here.

CASH SUPPORT: 

Immigrant Relief Fund of $500. Click here to apply (Click button in upper right corner Subsidio para familias inmigrantes to change language to Spanish)

 

 

PANDEMIC EBT BENEFITS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) has been extended to June 2021; approval by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pending as of Feb 3, 2021.

What are P-EBT and who is eligible?

Due to COVID0-19, children who receive or are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school, CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal and/or status of homeless or foster youth, can receive payment per eligible child to help families in California buy food when school is closed.

Learn more

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DACA UPDATES AND FREE LEGAL CONSULTATIONS

Catholic Charities is offering free 1-1 consultation with an immigration attorney regarding the DACA program. Register at https://tinyurl.com/2021daca.
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Free groceries, every Friday

The College of San Mateo is continuing to offer FREE Groceries through a Drive-Thru Community Market every Friday from 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

  • COVID-19 guidelines will be observed
  • Only drive-thru pickups will be served
  • Open to students and the community
  • Does not impact public charge
  • No I.D. required to pick-up food. 

LEARN MORE!

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Emergency Financial Assistance for Housing

If you are in need of emergency financial assistance to help with housing costs, please apply as early as possible. 

Eight Regional Core Agencies are available to help families depending upon where they live. Please see these flyers for details: