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January 10, 2022
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These resources are available as of September 2021, and many will continue during the Covid 19 crisis.
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Money, Business, Jobs. Practical Resources During the Pandemic

Monday, January 10, 2022

Resources for workers & job-seekers, renters & homeowners, self-employed people and small businesses.

Money, Business, Jobs
 Practical Resources for the Covid 19 Quarantine
Everyone needs money.


Advice about Bills You Can't Pay, Mortgages, Student Loans, Debts, Bank Accounts from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

2021 Student Loan Forgiveness - If you are employed in government or a nonprofit and have student loans, you may qualify to have them be forgiven or reduced.

If You Can't Pay Your Rent -  Lots of us are in the same situation.  Here's how to apply for rent relief if you qualify as a person or family caught by certain pandemic troubles. Landlords and tenants are encouraged to work together to get this aid.

Advance Tax Credits for Parents - This Option Started in Summer 2021.  New changes to the Child Tax Credit can help many families receive advance payments.

Earned Income Tax Credit - For individuals and families who worked and earned income under a certain amount, this is a great way of keeping more of the money you earned instead of sending it to Washington.  Or to Sacramento, because California also has an EITC. You may be able to get these credits even if you didn't make enough money to pay taxes.

Do’s and Don’ts for Getting Cash in a Pinch - from the American Institute of CPAs.

Need Internet but Can't Afford It? You might qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit. This can assist you with up to $50.00 a month to help pay for internet service, and up to $100 to help pay for a laptop or tablet.  As of May 2021 this temporary benefit has been available to low-income households that qualify. Starting in early 2022, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will be replaced by the Affordable Connectivity Program—a long-term benefit that will help households pay for internet service. Families and individuals struggling to afford internet service can receive up to $30 off their monthly internet bill by signing up for the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program. Households enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program as of Dec. 31, 2021, will continue to receive their monthly benefit during a 60-day transition period. 

Get Free Credit Counseling, Debt Management, Housing Possibilities, Bankruptcy, and Budget Help from Clearpoint, a nonprofit organization 

Get a Grant - Grants for small businesses and nonprofits, artists, entrepreneurs, and more.

Get Help with Your Food Budget - Apply for CalFresh in 10 minutes.

Get Help with Your Medical Budget - Covered California has special enrollment during the pandemic. Anyone can sign up and get a decent plan for a more affordable price, but if you have been on unemployment for any part of this year, your cost can be as low as ONE DOLLAR per month, thanks to pandemic subsidies in the 2021 American Rescue Plan.

California's overview of financial assistance available now to families, workers, and others affected by the pandemic.

Humboldt County Eviction Prevention Program  Began August 10, 2020. Currently on hold due to lack of funds, but still making referrals.

Keep What's Yours by Protecting Your Identity. Identity thieves want to use the pandemic and promises of help to get your personal information. They want to get access to your accounts, or open new ones in your name. Protect yourself by keeping your private info private - here's how.


Who's Hiring Now? Northern California Job Listings from the EDD.

Jobs in Humboldt & Beyond, the library's list of employment websites

JobNow / VetNow  Free live and online help with getting a job, getting job skills or passing the GED, making the most of VA benefits, and more, brought to you by the California State Library & Humboldt County Library.

Changing Tides. Do You Need Child Care so you can work? Check for child care information here.


North Coast Small Business Development Center has help and information for local small businesses and anyone thinking of starting a business.

Economic Injury Disaster Loans - As of September 8, 2021, new rules were created for these low-interest government loans that are meant to help restaurants and other small businesses stay afloat during the pandemic. Loan applications will be accepted up to December 31, 2021.

Humboldt County Guidance for Industry & Events - current local orders for what must be done by businesses and event organizers.

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