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If you have been financially affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for:

Unemployment insurance, sick leave, or lost income

If you lost your job or had your hours reduced, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Learn what type of benefits you qualify for and how to apply for them through the Employment Development Department (EDD).

Find more information about relief for people who have lost income

Help for renters and homeowners

Eviction moratorium

A statewide freeze is in place on residential evictions through September 30, 2020. Renters in California who cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19-related hardships should know their rights. ​Learn more about what to do if you can’t pay rent.

Mortgage relief 

Many banks and financial institutions have committed to providing relief for homeowners in California. Find out more about mortgage help and how to get it.

Avoiding utility shut-off

Many utility providers are not shutting off services due to non-payment. Check with the California Public Utilities Commission for more information.

The Water Board restricts the shut off of water during the COVID crisis. Please use this form to report any water shutoff or reconnect issue.

No credit score changes for accessing relief

If you are taking advantage of this COVID-19-related relief, late or missed payments will not be shared with credit reporting agencies.

Questions and answers on financial relief


Californians need safe and reliable childcare options during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Use this link to Find childcare options near you.  

Get food

The coronavirus outbreak has made it harder to get and afford groceries and prepared meals. If you or someone you know needs help getting food, here are some resources available to you.

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