COVID-19 RESOURCE LINKS

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Small Businesses/Non-Profit

California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program & Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program

One of the IBank Small Business Finance Center’s loan guarantee programs is designed for Disaster Relief specifically and is currently available to small businesses needing assistance to overcome economic injury caused by COVID-19 

Disaster Loans-Small Businesses

 The U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, private non-profitorganizations, homeowners, and renters to repair or replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. SBA disaster loans offer anaffordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.  

U.S. Small Business Administration

Providing disaster loan assistance for small businesses nationwide.

Facebook Small Business Grants

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. 

Working Solutions-Small Business Support

Working Solutions is closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, and they are here to support those in the small business community who are being impacted.  

Helpful Tip...Detail your services

If customers can’t find it, it doesn’t exist. Clearly list and describe the services you offer. Also, be sure to showcase a premium service.

Food Banks/Food Pantries

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Alameda County Community Food Bank

If you are in need of food, please call the  Emergency Food Helpline 1-510-635-3663 As an essential business, they will remain open during this time. Anyone in need of food is allowed to access food distributions, groceries, etc. during the shelter in place. 

Oakland Food Pantries

They not only provide listings of pantries, but also information on: food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc. 

Oakland Free Food Resources

Comprehensive list of free food locations in Oakland, Ca. 

Housing

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211 Alameda County

211 provides Health, Housing, Human Services resource listings. 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

 HUD was ordered to suspend evictions and foreclosures for the next 60 days. The moratorium only applies to homeowners with mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), a part of HUD that insures home loans made by FHA-approved lenders. The moratorium only covers FHA mortgages for single family homes. The suspension not only suspends new foreclosure actions but also suspends all foreclosure actions currently in process 

Fannie Mae

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan banks, is providing payment forbearance to borrowers impacted by the coronavirus for up to 12 months due to hardship.  

Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which oversees Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan banks, is providing payment forbearance to borrowers impacted by the coronavirus for up to 12 months due to hardship.  

Public Housing

HUD is working with Congress to prevent evictions in public housing programs across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

Miscellaneous

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California Telephone Access Program (CTAP)

 California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) provides free specialized phones and accessories for your mobile phone to all qualified Californians. These devices make it easier to hear, dial, and call. A Program of the California Public Utilities Commission. 

COVID-19 Screening

The COVID-19 Testing Center, at Hayward Fire Station #7, 28270 Huntwood Avenue., has been established to take pressure off hospital emergency rooms, provide quicker answers for recently exposed first responders and health care workers, and to enhance the region’s capacity to suppress new transmissions through isolation after testing. 

Free Home Schooling Resources

One of the biggest concerns for new homeschool parents—or those who find themselves unexpectedly homeschooling due to school closures—is the cost. There are many ways to save money on a homeschool curriculum, as well as many resources to help your kids learn every subject, from math and science to art and physical education. There are even virtual field trips and space exploration tours available. The best part? Many of these tools are available online for no cost. 

Tech Exchange

Tech Exchange  supports families who are digitally disconnected by providing access to refurbished computers, affordable Internet,  tech support and digital skills training. 

Xfinity Internet Essentials

Xfinity/Comcast offers low cost pricing for internet services to help people stay connected