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Resources For Low-Income Individuals & Families


Behind on rent?

Click here to apply for rent and utilities relief. 

Fighting eviction?

Click here and here to learn how to access legal services, tenants rights, and other advocacy groups.

Experiencing homelessness?

Click here for information on the shelter(s) nearest you. You can also text your zip code to 898211.




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Covered CA

Click here to sign up for low cost health, vision, and dental insurance plans for as little as $1 per month through the Covered CA marketplace. Subsidies available for families making up to $154,000. Extended enrollment deadlines available. 


Click here to sign up for free health, vision, and dental insurance under Medi-Cal. Low income California children and youth under age 26 may apply regardless of immigration status. Low income adults over age 26 with Social Security Numbers may also apply. 

More options

Click here for free CMSP health, vision, and dental plans for adults not able to sign up for Medi-Cal because of their age and immigration status. Click here to find a free clinic near you, regardless of age, income, immigration status, etc.



Baby food

Click here to enroll in the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program if you are pregnant or have a child under 5. WIC has formula, food, breastfeeding help, healthcare, and other resources for pregnant women, new moms, babies, and infants.

Food banks

Click here for in formation on the food bank(s) nearest you. You can also text your zip code to 800 548 6479.

School meals

Click here for the CA Meals for Kids Mobile Application. Click here to access SFSP and find meals for kids during holidays, vacations, over the weekend, and any other days that school meals are unavailable. You can also text FOOD to 877877 to find free summer meals near you.

Food for seniors

Click here for nutrition sites and home-delivered meals.

Pay less for food

CalFresh also known as SNAP gives money to individuals and families for food from supermarkets, farmers markets, and more.



No longer working

Click here to access the Employment Development Department (EDD). EDD processes pandemic unemployment compensation, pandemic emergency unemployment compensation, pandemic unemployment assistance, unemployment insurance, paid family leave, and disability claims so you can get by without a paycheck.

Find a good job

CalJobs has job search and career coaching tools, as well as employment centers where you can get whatever you need in person.

Providing for kids

Click here to sign up for CalWORKS also known as TANF, so you can access money for families who need help paying for housing and other basic needs. Click here to enroll in Headstart, so you can access early childhood education centers, food programs, and other resources to support both kids and parents.

CalEITC, CA Young Child Tax Credit & Golden State Stimulus

Click here to learn how to file your state income tax return for free and see if you qualify for up to $3,000 from CalEITC, up to $1,000 from the CA Young Child Tax Credit, up to $1,200 in Golden State Stimulus I, and up to $1,100 in Golden State Stimulus II. 

65+ or disabled

SSI gives money to adults and kids with disabilities, as well as to seniors who need help paying for housing and other basic needs.

Save on utilities

CARE/FERA/CSD and other programs offer lower rates on nearly all utility, gas, and electrical power bills no matter where you live.

Home internet you can afford

Click here to find affordable broadband options and low-cost home internet plans. 

Get a phone

California LifeLine offers discounted home telephone and/or cell phone plans so every person can make and receive calls.



211 Los Angeles County

Click here to visit the 211 LA website and access resources for persons experiencing homelessness, partners fleeing domestic violence, runaway teens, Californians displaced by wildfires, and more. You can also call 211 to speak with a specialist who can help you.