May 9, 2022
These resources are available as of February 2022.
Money, Business, Jobs. Practical Resources During the Pandemic
Monday, May 9, 2022
Resources for workers & job-seekers, renters & homeowners, self-employed people and small businesses.
Money, Business, Jobs
Practical Resources for the Covid 19 Quarantine
Advice about Bills You Can't Pay, Mortgages, Student Loans, Debts, Bank Accounts from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Student Loan Forgiveness - Extended to May 2022 - 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.
2021 Advance Tax Credits for Parents New changes to the Child Tax Credit helped many families receive advance payments. Now you can use this link for more information on how to file your taxes correctly in relation to those payments and the Child Tax Credit.
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 Affordable Connectivity Program. This is a Federal Communications Commission program to help low-income households pay for internet. Eligible households can get up to $30.00 a month to help pay for internet service, and up to $100 to help pay for a first laptop or tablet computer.
Get Free Credit Counseling, Debt Management, Housing Possibilities, Bankruptcy, and Budget Help from Clearpoint, a nonprofit organization
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 medical insurance plan for a more affordable price, but for those who have suffered job loss and been on unemployment, your cost can be as low as ONE DOLLAR per month, thanks to pandemic subsidies in the American Rescue Plan. Some people who earned too much to get financial help in the past are now eligible, also. This special funding lasts until Dec. 31, 2022.
In Eureka, Get Help with Your Utilities Budget. Low income Eureka residents may be eligible for help paying for water or electricity bills.
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.
Humboldt County Guidance for Industry & Events - current local orders for what must be done by businesses and event organizers.