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As the landscape of the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve and more resources become available, we will continue to update this list.
Key directories of state specific resources:
- U.S. Dept. of Labor – Career OneStop: Unemployment Benefits Finder
- U.S. Dept. of Labor – Services by Location
- United Way – COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund
- U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services – SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Coronavirus (COVID-19) (See in particular the COVID-19 Cases in the U.S. Map where clicking on each state will connect to that state’s COVID-19 health department response info & resources)
- 211 – Social Service Resources. Provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what can be a bewildering maze of health and human service agency phone numbers.
- Community Action Agency. These private non-profits receive federal funds and often assist with utility payments, rent assistance, and other crisis situations. Oftentimes they have deep roots in the local community and can make a referral when they can’t provide direct assistance.
Resources for Navigating Financial Concerns:
- National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) – Surviving Debt
- NOLO – COVID-19: The Law and Your Legal Rights During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Federal Trade Commission – Avoid Coronavirus Scams
- American Bankers Association – Tips to Avoid Coronavirus Scams and Protect Your Money
- Free Tax Prep
- Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) – What you need to know about student loans and the coronavirus pandemic
- U.S. Dept. of Education – Federal Student Aid – Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parent
- Economic Impact Payment FAQ for Consumers
- Unemployment and Paid Sick/Paid Leave flowchart from Family Values@Work and NELP
- Coronavirus Credit Card Relief Options
- FDIC – Receiving IRS Economic Impact Payments
- Department of Defense – Policy Changes and Information
- Financial Planning Association – Pro Bono Financial Planning