Emergency Financial Assistance
The Angeleno Campaign
To prevent families from falling into economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
It is critical that we prevent more families from falling into crisis during this time. Even if the federal government comes through with funding for individuals, it will be weeks or more before money flows, and federal rules will exclude too many Angelenos from assistance.
The Angeleno Campaign is aimed at helping low-wage, hourly workers who had jobs in homes and restaurants, seasonal workers, and other precarious workers such as day laborers, street vendors, or self-employed individuals who are experiencing economic hardship because of the COVID-19 crisis.
- Reside in the City of Los Angeles and be able to prove identity/address with a valid California Driver’s License, California Identification Card, tenant lease agreement, or postmarked mail.
- Demonstrate severe economic hardship caused by COVID-19 and fall under the income guidelines in Table 1, which are based on the Federal Poverty Level.
- Acceptable documents include but are not limited to the following:
- Lay-off Letter
- Unemployment Insurance Benefit Denial Letter
- Proof of ineligibility for Public Benefits (ex: CalFresh, CalWORKS, Gen. Relief)
- Name of Employer and Contact Number to Verify Unemployment
- 2019 W-2 Form and/or 2019 or 2020 Tax Returns
Grocery Card Relief
The City’s 16 FamilySource Centers, which are operated by vetted non-profits, will assess applicants and provide families with grocery cards of $300 for 1-2 family members per household and $500 for 3 or more family members per household.
Call 3-1-1 to be connected to the nearest FamilySource Center.
Visit mayorsfundla.org/Angeleno or text LALOVE to 21000.
This program is funded by private donations. Any assistance through this fund is not considered a public benefit and is not subject to the Public Charge rule.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
FamilySource Centers (FSC) are located in high-need areas of the City and provide a continuum of core services designed to assist low-income families become self-sufficient by increasing family income and academic achievement for youth and adults. The Centers are one-stop community centers that offer a host of social, educational, work and family support services, including multi-benefit screening, pre-employment and employment supports,youth education and cultural after-school activities including tutoring and college access activities. Other services include computer literacy, financial counseling and tax preparation, parenting, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, and food distribution. All FSCs have universal access services available to all persons. Additionally, case management services are available to low-income parents and guardians, and their children 17 years and under.
The centers also host various community meetings, special events and activities and provide volunteer opportunities for residents. Please be sure to contact the center in your neighborhood to learn about the services, programs and events it provides as they may differ by center.
Visit any of our 16 FamilySource Centers located throughout Los Angeles to learn first hand about our programs and services. Download FSC program eligibility information.