Press Release

Press Release: Help for People Impacted by the Pandemic

From State Assemblymember Phil Ting:

Help for People Impacted by the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created serious hardships for many Californians. As the state continues to reopen, we still have much work to do in order to make sure that people are able to recover.

EDD Virtual Town Hall Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 5-6:30 pm: Learn about State Disability Insurance and Unemployment Insurance with updates on work search requirements for the unemployed.

Eviction Protection and Rental Assistance: Yesterday, the State Legislature passed legislation to extend California’s current eviction moratorium to September 30, 2021. San Francisco has extended its eviction moratorium through December 31, 2021.

In addition, the state has provided a rental assistance program to help Californians pay back 100% of their unpaid rent. This program still has funds available, so do not hesitate to apply; even if you have roommates, the program can cover your portion of the rent during the pandemic. Landlords and tenants can visit https://housing.ca.gov/ or call 1 833-422-4255 to learn if you qualify. In San Francisco, visit https://sf.gov/renthelp to apply; In San Mateo County, click here to apply.

Covered California: Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, Californians who received Unemployment Insurance in 2021 may qualify for a Silver 94 plan for only $1 a month. Visit Covered California’s website to learn more and apply.

There’s still more to do, and I will continue to work in Sacramento to support struggling Californians and get our state on the road to economic recovery.

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