Who would have ever thought that our State and our Country would issue stay at home mandates for non-essential workers? These are unusual times. As we reach out to mobile home park residents we are hopeful that you and your families are safe and well.
Many people have been laid off of their jobs or have had a reduction in income due to the COVID-19 virus. If your household has been impacted, there are a variety of programs being offered to help. Following are helpful information and resources.
The Governor and some local jurisdictions have addressed the payment of rent. If your family has experienced a reduction in income due to the pandemic and are having difficulty paying rent it is important for you to contact the owner/management of your Park immediately. You need to advise them that you are unable to pay rent or can only pay a portion of your rent. You will also need to provide proof that the reason is due to COVID-19. The Park will then work with you to arrange a rent deferment so that you can pay the amount due once the pandemic crisis has passed and you are back to work.
The California Employment Department (EDD) is processing claims for job loss or reduction of income due to COVID-19. The benefits may be accessed on line and are being processed quickly. For detailed information on benefits visit www.edd.ca.gov
Federal Government Stimulus Checks Are Being Delivered
The good news is that $1,200 checks are being deposited into the bank accounts of adults who earned up to $75,000 in adjusted gross income and who have a valid social security number. In addition, parents will also receive $500 for each child 16 years and younger. Most qualified people will have to do nothing in order to receive the check. The check will be deposited via direct deposit into accounts provided on tax returns filed this year or last.
Social security recipients who do not file a tax return will receive the check. However, others who do not file a tax return will need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive the payment. Detailed information can be found on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website: https://www.irs.gov/ coronavirus/economic-impact-payments.
All payments will be made based on income, with lower-income individuals receiving payment first.