L.A. County residents with COVID-19 symptoms may now receive free testing, though priority will still be given to those with underlying health challenges or over 65. For more information about eligibility and to sign up for an appointment, visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/Testing. Drive through testing is available by appointment in the Valley at Hansen Dam, Northridge Medical Center and Warner Center. Check out this video explaining what to expect.
Where’s your stimulus check?
If you qualify for an economic impact payment, the federal government is in the process of depositing the first stimulus checks of up to $1,200 into the bank accounts of eligible US residents, beginning with people who have direct deposit set up with the IRS. Millions of people qualify for the payment, so when you receive the money could take time.
If you’re eligible, you can track the status of your check at any time through an online portal on the IRS website called Get My Payment. Use these step-by-step instructions on how to use the online tracking tool.
Property Tax Penalties
Homeowners who were unable to pay their 2nd half property taxes by April 10th due to COVID-19 can apply to the LA County Collector to have any penalties waived.
For complete information go to: https://ttc.lacounty.gov/
State of the City Address
Mayor Garcetti’s 2020 State of the City Address will be delivered Sunday, April 19 at 5:15 p.m. You can watch it live on Channel 35, other local stations, and on the Mayor’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mayorofla/
City Budget Cuts
The Los Angeles Times reports that because city tax revenue is down, we will likely see budget cuts, ” Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is preparing to release his proposed 2020-21 budget next week, has begun looking at the possibility of pay cuts and furloughs for city workers who don’t work in the police and fire departments, one city official said. During his coronavirus briefing Wednesday, the mayor said he and the city’s budget analysts are working to protect as many core services as possible.”
LASAN and YMCA Hygiene Facilities
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm
9 YMCA facilities, including:
North Valley Family YMCA
11336 Corbin Ave
Los Angeles Sanitation & Environment(LASAN) has partnered with YMCA to provide additional hygiene facilities to people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles during the COVID-19 emergency. LASAN will provide showers, bathrooms and locker rooms at the North Valley Family YMCA and eight other YMCA facilities across the city. All participants will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before accessing the facilities. Call the LASAN Customer Care Center at 800-773-2489 for details.
How you can help
Support real-time emergency response activities including critical resources to hospitals and frontline medical workers, services to unhoused neighbors and older residents, and relief to families and small businesses.
Contribute direct financial assistance to individuals and families facing extreme economic hardship.
Help provide Hot meals, Safe, clean shelter, Clean clothing, Showers & hygiene items
Make a donation to support LAUSD students most in need.
Make a donation to the food pantry and support programs helping families facing food insecurity. To donate food items and grocery gift cards, call (818) 891-0481.