Financial Information and Assistance

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ASSISTANCE

The Department of Human Assistance administers various federal, state, and local government programs designed to provide temporary cash aid, food assistance, and health insurance for eligible low-income Sacramento County residents. 

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.

Coronavirus Job Protection Hotline

The job hotline is available to assist workers whose jobs have been affected by coronavirus. Learn about unemployment, paid family leave and more. A live receptionist is available to guide you at (916) 905-1625.

Lost Income

Californians that have been financially affected by COVID-19 may be eligible for unemployment insurance, paid family leave or disability insurance. Disability insurance is offered to eligible individuals unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19. Paid Family Leave is offered to eligible individuals unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member. Unemployment Insurance is offered to eligible individuals who have lost their job or have had their hours reduced due to coronavirus.

U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The IRS is providing tax help for individuals and families affected by COVID-19.