Financial Information and Assistance

Housing is Key – State of California

Help is here for tenants and landlords struggling with rent. The State of California’s COVID-19 Rent Relief program is designed to help low-income Californians through the payment of unpaid rent to landlords. Funding for this program comes from the $2.6 billion in federal rental assistance. Learn more here.

FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT CENTER

The City of Sacramento offers free one-on-one professional financial coaching and COVID-19 financial navigation services in English, Spanish, and Arabic for local residents. Interpretation in other languages is available on request. Make an appointment now: email FEC@cityofsacramento.org or call (916) 808-4927

Support for Accessing Resources

The City of Sacramento has expanded its Financial Empowerment Center to support vital resource access for residents who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. Affected residents can now call or email to make an appointment with a Navigator who can provide one-on-one guidance in applying for a variety of resources (rental assistance, employment services, food distribution, public benefits, etc.) The Navigators can also refer to the FEC’s Financial Coaching services for help with reducing debt, building credit and savings, and accessing safe banking services.

Make an appointment today by calling 916-808-4927, or emailing to FEC@cityofsacramento.org.

BANK ON SACRAMENTO

A safe, affordable bank or credit union account is the best way to receive COVID-19 economic impact payments and other related benefits. Bank On Sacramento can help you find an account with no overdraft or hidden fees, even if you’ve had banking challenges in the past.

LOST INCOME (INFORMATION ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT, ETC.)

Californians that have been financially affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for services such as unemployment insurance, paid family leave, disability insurance and relief from financial institutions (including a 90-day grace period for all mortgages and no new foreclosures).

  • Disability Insurance is offered to those unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19.
  • Paid Family Leave is offered to those unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member.
  • Unemployment Insurance is offered to those who have lost their job or had hours reduced due to coronavirus.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS)

The IRS has tax relief information to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by COVID-19.