Resources for Immigrants during the coronavirus crisis

InformedImmigrant.com is dedicated to increasing access to resources and knowledge for the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. We understand that these times are especially hard on immigrant communities dealing with the unique challenges of coronavirus and immigration status.

The following resources will be updated on an ongoing basis. If you see resources for your state that are helpful to the undocumented community please let us know using this form.

National Resources

IRS Tax Filing Extensions
Nee more time to prepare your federal tax return? This page provides information on how to apply for an extension of time to file.

United We Dream Undocu Friendly Care Centers

United We Dream compiled a list of healthcare centers accessible to the undocumented community.

Betancourt Macias Family Emergency Fund
Fund for undocumented folks who have been impacted by COVID-19. People can donate or apply to receive the fund.

COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Immigrants
List of resources for undocumented immigrants facing COVID-19

ImmSchools: Supporting Undocumented Students & Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Resource guide for teachers, schools staff, principals and others serving the immigrant community in schools.

ARAR Emergency Assistance Application

This relief fund is set up to get funds to as many applicants as possible as quickly as we are able to raise them. We are distributing $500 relief grants. Anyone in the hospitality industry, dishwasher, bartender, server, busser, chef, cook, sommelier, manager, host, concierge, cleaning staff, or barback may apply for funds We distribute funds via Venmo, Cashapp, Zelle, or Paypal so those in need can get funds as quickly as possible. If you do not have a bank account we can also send funds via check or visa gift card but it may take longer to receive.

Students & Universities

Free Broadband to K-12 and College Students
In response to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, Altice USA has taken several steps to ensure that Americans within the communities we serve have reliable access to high-speed broadband connectivity to keep them connected to the people, information, and resources they rely on.

Altice USA is committed to helping schools and students stay connected during this unprecedented time. For households with K-12 and/or college students who may be displaced due to school closures and who do not currently have home internet access, we are offering our Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within our footprint.

Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, eligible households interested in this solution can call:

866-200-9522 to enroll in Optimum region
888-633-0030 to enroll in Suddenlink region

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More
In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 million customers. Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:

  • Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely. Charter will continue to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, high speed broadband program to eligible low-income households delivering speeds of 30 Mbps.
  • Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use.
  • Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.

Los Angeles Harbor College Laptop Scholarship
Los Angeles Harbor College students who do not have access to a laptop can apply for a laptop scholarship through their student portal.

U-Haul
College Students: U-Haul Offers 30 Days Free Self-Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Enterprise College Student Travel Assistance

COLLEGE STUDENT TRAVEL ASSISTANCE
With colleges and universities announcing campus closures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Enterprise wants to make it easier for students to get home to their families by reducing the age minimum and waiving the young renter fees for rentals through May 31, 2020.

  • Available to College Students 18 – 24 years of age
  • Valid for rentals of an economy through full size cars, minivans, small pick-up trucks and cargo vans
  • Offer valid at U.S. locations only for car rentals reserved in advance.
  • Standard driver and credit requirements apply, except for the minimum car rental age per this offer
  • Official Student ID must be presented at the time of rental
  • Offer expires 5/31/2020

Lambda Theta Alpha Foundation Disaster Relief Fund Application (2020)
The Lambda Theta Alpha Foundation Disaster Relief Fund was established to help provide relief to those affected by a natural disaster.

Scholly Student Relief Fund
Due to COVID-19, Scholly is providing $200 in cash assistance to students, parents of a student, or graduates. They aim to provide essential financial help to buy groceries, health supplies, and other necessities to those in need. If you’re a student, parent of a student, or graduate, you to apply TODAY.

Salt Lake Community College Dream Center: COVID-19 Resources
Information about: Food distribution, meals for students, mutual aid funds and the Undocu Scholars Emergency Fund

PLUMAS Dream Fund & Emergency Legal Assistance
This Political Latinx’s United for Movement and Action (PLUMAS) Dream Fund for Emergency and or Legal Assistance is open to current undocumented Undocumented Student Program at the University of Maryland students. Your information will only be utilized for the purposes of dispersing funds and providing you information to any relevant resources. Information submitted through this form is only accessible to a designated UMD staff. Financial support for this fund is possible due to the fundraising that takes place during the annual Dream Gala coordinated by PLUMAS and the Undocumented Student Program each spring semester.

Cal State LA: Dreamers Emergency Funding Application
Cal State LA students can apply for up to $500 total per academic year through the Dreamers Emergency Funding. To apply, the online Dreamers Emergency Funding Application must be submitted. Once received, the application will be reviewed by the Dreamers Emergency Funding Consideration Committee, which will consider the contents of the application. Applicants may meet with the Director of the Glazer Family Dreamers Resource Center to explore all available resources and opportunities.

  • Must be considered undocumented
  • Must be currently enrolled and matriculated in a degree or credential program as an undergraduate or graduate student at Cal State LA during the semester that the application is submitted
  • Must be experiencing an unforeseen emergency that hinders their ability to complete school
  • Must have utilized all current awarded financial aid (if awarded any)

Arizona

Aliento Guide + Resources for DACA/Undocumented and Mixed Status Families in Times of COVID-19
Guide + Resources for DACA/Undocumented and Mixed Status Families in Times of COVID-19
https://www.alientoaz.org/c19

California

California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
CIYJA compiled a list resources for undocumented people including: food, department of health information in multiple languages, eviction help, help with waiving gas payments, resource centers, mental health resources

Immigrants Rising: Tangible Support for Immigrant Communities During COVID-19
Immigrants Risings put together a list of resources for the undocumented community including health access, employee rights and ways to support small businesses and freelancers.

Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Application for Migrant Youth Community
Bay Area COVID-19 Relief Application for Migrant Youth Community: Qualifications

  • Migrant youth (15-30 years old) or Migrant guardian of youth (aged 0-20)
  • Affected by the shelter-in-place order in the following counties: Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Marin San Mateo

Apply: https://tinyurl.com/COVIDMigrantYouthRelief, to donate: https://eastoaklanddreamers.org

CHIRLA Coronavirus Hotline from CHIRLA
Hotline for undocumented immigrants that have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

Medi-Cal for the Undocumented Community
Information on Medi-cal and the undocumented community
COVID-19 Bay Area Community Resources + Up-to-Date Health Information

This is a living document from the Freedom Community Clinic on mass resources in the Bay Area during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are community members who hope to bring love and health during this time. Shoutout to the team from Los Angeles County who inspired this doc + many resources on here. Thanks to other Bay Area guides out there too.

Inland Empire: Coronavirus Information Hotlines

Condado Hotline
Coachella Valley  (760) 837-8988
San Bernardino (909) 387-3911
Riverside 211

Colorado

Chalkbeat Map of Free Meals During COVID-19
Here’s where children can get meals while Colorado schools are closed due to coronavirus

Front Range Mutual Aid
This is for members of the Colorado community to ask for the help they need. If you need help, please fill out this form so we can connect you to others who are offering aid.

After being paired with someone, do not ask or give information about immigration status. If you are asked about your immigration status, please report it to Abolish ICE Denver.

Florida

City of Miami COVID19 Hotline
The City of Miami has opened a COVID-19 Hotline to provide information and answer resident questions/concerns. Available 24 hours / 7 days a week.
Call 305-960-5027

Find a site that is providing free meals for students
This website allows you to find a site near you that is offering free pick up lunches for students to go during breakfast and lunch.

Florida COVID-19 Dirve-Through Testing Sites, Food Distribution Sites, Senior-Only Store Hours

Georgia

DPH COVID-19 Hotline
The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.
Hotline: 844-442-2681

Rep. Bee Nguyen’s Sharable Resource Guide
GA resources and updates including: Universities & Colleges, K-12 schools, governments, hospitals, senior centers, utilities, Department of Corrections, Atlanta public school meals, DeKalb County public school meals, Gwinnett County school meals, Meals on Wheels of DeKalb County, Atlanta Community Foodbank, resources for freelance artists, COVID-19 screening, and volunteer requests.

Athens-Clarke County COVID-19 Relief
Resources and information regarding COVID-19

Student Meal Pick-Up Information By School District
Many Georgia families will be able to pick up school meals for their children during state-mandated closures. This is a list of how each school district is handling meal pick-up procedures. If you are a school district and your information is not listed or has been updated, please email bboswell@gpb.org

Illinois

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)- Resources for Immigrants During the COVID-19 Crisis
This comprehensive guide was created to address the needs of the immigrant and refugee community in the state of Illinois.

Chicago Public Schools Free Packages of Food
Free packages of food that contain three days worth of meals for every child in a household between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. every weekday.

Greater Chicago Food Depository
Resources for food banks and school meals during COVID-19

Chicago COVID Resources
Resource list for people in Chicago affected by COVID-19

Massachusetts

COVID-19: Protecting our families and communities
A list of public health resources, Massachusetts benefits information and special relief programs.

New York

Make the Road NY Resources
Make the Road compiled resources for New Yorkers including paid sick leave options, know your rights materials, and the moratorium on evictions.

New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) Information and Resources on COVID-19
New Yorkers looking for up-to-date information about how COVID-19 affects NYC residents can find comprehensive information.

NYSYLC Resource List
The New York State Youth Leadership Council is compiling this live document of resources in NYC around COVID-19 support efforts. Including funds, mutual aid support, mental health support, food, housing, internet, art.

Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC COVID-19 Resources & Important Information
This resource guide will be updated as we learn more and discover new resources. If you have any questions, concerns, can’t find what you need here, or have something to add, please contact us at 212-791-4590 ext. 100 or info@cis-nyc.org. We are here to support you through this challenging time.

Undocu Workers Fund
$150 Undocu Workers Fund:
Eligibility:

  • Be undocumented
  • Work in the food service industry in Manhattan or Brooklyn
  • Have been unable to work at this time due to corona-related mandates
  • Have a Venmo account/have access to a Venmo account through someone that you trust (family or employer)
  • Our process is based on trust; trust in people and trust in the community. We trust folks that have reached out,  are the ones who are currently most impacted.

Fund will be distributed via Venmo. All transactions will be private to not disclose the personal information of folks receiving the grants. The goal is to release funds on Fridays either weekly or bi-weekly depending on fundraising efforts.

UJA Federation New York List of Food Banks and Meal Assistance
UJA’s network of nonprofits, synagogues, and day schools is continuing to mobilize and adapt quickly to the evolving needs of the COVID-19 global pandemic. This is a resource that includes food banks and pantries, including those serving Kosher.

NY General Information on COVID-19
NY general information including: updates, know your rights, testing, symptoms.

New York State Department of Labor
Information on how to access unemployment for New Yorkers.

Texas

Houston Health Department COVID-19 Hotline
The Houston Health Department has opened up a hotline for questions about COVID-19. Call 832-393-4220 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with any questions. Staff can answer questions in English and Spanish, and can follow up with people calling in other languages. Staff also plan to return voice messages left after hours.

Houston Food Bank COVID-19 Resources

Central Health: New Uninsured Hotline Number
People experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms who are uninsured and don’t have a doctor should call the #COVID19 Hotline at 512-978-8775 for guidance.

This # is for uninsured #TravCo residents and @CommUnityCareTX patients with #COVID19 symptoms.

Houston Immigration Legal Services Collective COVID-19 Resources for Information, Action, and Education
The following list of resources was compiled to provide information on the current pandemic, connect community members to local resources and amplify self-care tools as social distancing goes into effect.