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Library staff have curated a list of financial resources to assist those who have been personally impacted by COVID-19. Below a just a few of the many COVID-19 related Federal, State, County and City assistance websites for personal finances, taxes, student loans, small businesses, social security, and  housing.

US Department of the Treasury: Steps for Quicker Financial Relief

Make sure your family’s basic needs are met, find help in paying your bills, avoid scams and stay informed.

California: Get Financial Help

If you lost your job or had your hours reduced due to COVID-19 and meet eligibility requirements, you may be eligible to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits from California’s Employment Development Department (EDD). Learn what type of benefits you qualify for and how to apply for them.

IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments

California Franchise Tax Board

The Franchise Tax Board is supporting California individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19 so they can focus on their health and well being.  If you're a taxpayer affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, review these resources for more information. Check back for updates on COVID-19 and California income taxes.

Federal Student Aid: Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

Find updated information for students, borrowers, and parents.  This link includes an explanation of the CARES Act, which, among other things, provides broad relief for federal student loan borrowers

Social Security Administration

Social Security and COVID-19 payment benefits and updates.

California Employment Development Department

Learn what benefits are available, how to apply, and what to expect after applying.

City of Torrance COVID-19 Information Updates and Resources

City of Torrance COVID-19 Dashboard

LA County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center

A collaboration between the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles County Board of Business Affairs, and Workforce Development Aging and Community Services to assist businesses, workers, non-profits, and tenants and landlords navigate the COVID-19 health emergency.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health FAQ for Workplace Managers

If you manage a workplace of any kind, find answers to your concerns about how to handle issues related to COVID-19 among your staff, clients or customers. 

LA County Development Authority Small Business Recovery Loan Program

Los Angeles County Development Authority program announcements and updates.  The LACDA is working with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to obtain additional funding for small business loans. Find forms for loans, grant relief, Section 8 Housing, rent relief programs and more.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Protecting Your Finances During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The CFPB is committed to providing consumers with up-to-date information and resources to protect and manage their finances during this difficult time.  Find everything from information on mortgage relief and managing your finances to resources for specific audiences such as servicemembers and veterans, parents and kids, and older adults.

Los Angeles County Consumer and Business Affairs Coronavirus Updates

Information for consumers and small businesses on financial empowerment, minimum wage and small claims and mediation.

City of Torrance Temporary Eviction Moratorium FAQ

Frequently asked questions on the City of Torrance’s Public Order No. 2020-1 Section 10 - Temporary Moratorium on Evictions.

LA County Public Health Department FAQ for People Experiencing Homelessness

List of Handwashing Stations in Los Angeles County for People Experiencing Homelessness

Get Help from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

 

Torrance Reference Librarians are available to assist with information resources Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. via telephone at 310-781-7599 or via email LibraryReference