According to Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), with support from the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti the Angeleno Card provides financial assistance for in-need households via no-fee prepaid cards.
For example, a household of 4 with income of less than $25,750 maybe eligible to receive a prepaid MasterCard in the amount up to $1,100.
"Households must meet all three of the following criteria to be eligible for assistance through the Angeleno Card initiative:
Households in the City of Los Angeles;
Households with total annual incomes that fell below the federal poverty level prior to the COVID-19 crisis (see the table of income); and
Households that have fallen into deeper economic hardship during the crisis because at least one household member has lost a job or experienced a reduction in income of at least 50%.
HCIDLA will not ask for immigration status, nor is it considered in determining eligibility. This initiative is funded by private donations and is not a City program. Any assistance through this fund is not considered a public benefit and is not subject to the Public Charge rule."
"Households receiving public benefits (including unemployment insurance benefits) may still be eligible for this initiative if their total annual household income falls below the poverty level. Households may be eligible regardless of whether workers within them earn or earned W2 or 1099 income; are or were otherwise independently employed (as domestic workers, day laborers, or street vendors, for example); or are or were seasonal workers in agriculture or tourism who are not working or who have experienced a serious reduction in work hours."
Applications may only be completed between April 14 - 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. People without internet access or who need help applying online may call 213-252-3040.
For complete information and to apply, click here.