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Resources for Local Families – Effected by Fires and Preparation for Winter, October 20, 2020 by Aileigh McCormack

May contain: fire, forest fire, and flame

Please help us continue to share these resources with local families: 

October Bilingual Family Resource Calendar
Monthly calendar of food distributions and essential resources. Call Second Harvest Community Food Hotline for the latest updates 831.662.0991

Fire Resources:

Encourage all individuals impacted by the fires to apply for FEMA assistance: here in English / here in Spanish.

Emergency Financial Assistance is available to eligible households through the Red Cross here or call 800-RED-CROSS and The Tzu Chi Foundation here or call 408.256.0571, deadline to apply is October 11th.  

United Policyholders is a nonprofit that helps fire survivors understand and advocate for their rights to insurance benefits. Their Road to Recovery Webpage and Event Series is helping homeowners and renters navigate insurance and claims with FREE events, sample letters, and strategies. 
Check out their past two events: Insurance Recovery Orientation WebinarHow to Read and Understand Your Insurance Policy
Upcoming events: Roadmap to Recovery Q&ANavigating Your Partial Loss/Smoke Loss ClaimRoadmap to Recovery for Renters
Santa Cruz County Fire Resources in English/in Spanish
Help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our county:
Follow and share these steps: wear a mask, keep interactions spatially distant at least 6 feet, get outside, keep it brief under 10-15 minutes. 
COVID-19 testing sites

AB3088 State Law passed providing eviction protection for tenants missing rent due to COVID-19 impacts.  Please help folks understand their rights under this law and what is necessary to do (fill out and return the declaration, at least 25% of Sept – Jan rent paid by Jan 31st.). Here are two videos that explain this in English and in Spanish. For further assistance contact the Watsonville Law CenterCOPA or CRLA

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