Information about what to expect, who qualifies, and more. Also, an alert on what kinds of scams to watch out for in the coming days: crescentcarehealth.org/stimulus-checks-what-you-should-know/
- CrescentCare Legal Services takes a look at unemployment benefits for workers adversely impacted by COVID-19: crescentcarehealth.org/unemployment-insurance-benefits-cares-act-as-of-march-30-2020/.
- Be prepared, know your rights. An overview of advanced medical directives, power of attorney, last will and testament, and what each entails, from CrescentCare Legal Services.
- An overview of your rights as a tenant in Louisiana during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Includes frequently asked questions and more:
On August 27, 2020, the HUD and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the extension of foreclosure and eviction moratorium through December 31, 2020, for homeowners with single family mortgages backed by FHA, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac covered under the Coronavirus Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
CrescentCare Legal Services, a division of CrescentCare, provides free civil legal aid to persons living with HIV throughout the state of Louisiana.
To qualify for services, individuals must be
- HIV positive,
- live in Louisiana, and
- meet income requirements.
Referrals required to access services. For more information, contact our office at 504-323-2642 or visit crescentcarehealth.org/service/cc-legal-services/
NOTE: CCLS provides services under certain conditions for non-HIV positive residents, specifically members of the LGBTQ community.
If CCLS is unable to assist you, this list of agencies may be able to help you.
On September 1st, the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C) announced a national eviction moratorium for virtually all tenants in the U.S impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The order will be in effect from September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020. The order does not replace or override stronger state or local eviction protections in place and tenants and advocates should continue to work for strong local, state, and federal protections.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Emergency Medical Services should be available 24/7 onsite at the 30+ hotels housing those evacuated, to:
- Get help with immediate medical needs
- Connect you with pharmacy resources and transportation
- Coordinate medical appointments and transportation
- Provide referrals for medical equipment (wheelchairs, oxygen, walkers, canes, etc.)
COVID-19 Meal Assistance Program: Pick-up/delivery for seniors, adults with high-risk medical needs, those impacted by COVID-19, homelessness, or families with children under 18. Not eligible if you receive federal food assistance. To register call 3-1-1, go to St. Jude’s Mon-Sat from 9:00-10:30 at 400/411 N. Rampart, or apply online: opcd.quickbase.com/db/bqimk777g?a=nwr
Apply at cafe-cp.dcfs.la.gov/selfservice/ Tips: Choose “New to LA Café? Click here to get started” even if you’ve had SNAP before. On the first page that asks for your info, DON’T enter an email. When you attempt to continue, a warning message about not providing your email will pop up. Click “click here” at the end of the warning message to continue the application.
Walk-up groceries and/or meals:
Mon. – Thurs. from 5-7pm, and Saturdays from 2-7pm at 3122 Cleveland Ave. via New Orleans Mutual Aid Society
Wed. starting at 6pm at Our Lady of the Sea Church at 1835 St. Roch Ave (mostly meals)
Drive-thru meal pick-up:
2nd and 4th Saturdays @ 1pm at Ephesus Church, 2400 Delachaise St., New Orleans. (not confirmed for November, contact: 504-891-5963)
(Westbank) Mon. & Wed. at 1:15pm at 7th Day Adventist Church, 2401 General Meyer Ave. (not confirmed for November, contact: 504-827-1609)
Uptown/Mid-City: 8511 Hickory, 5416 S. Claiborne Ave., 1915 Third St., 3636 Washington, 3300 Palmyra St., 3908 Joliet St.
Downtown/7th Ward: 1522 N. Villere St., 2117 N. Claiborne Ave., 2500 Frenchmen St., 2425 N. Miro
Evictions: CDC issued a nationwide evictions moratorium through December 31st, 2020. All fall/winter rent will need to be payed when the moratorium ends. To be eligible, you must submit this form to your landlord: nlihc.org/sites/default/files/National-Eviction-Moratorium_FAQ-for-Renters.pdf
- New Orleans Mission (504-523-2116, 1130 Oretha Castle Haley, intake 4-6pm),
- Covenant House – ages 16-22; mothers with children (504-584-1111, 611 N. Rampart),
- New Orleans Women and Children Shelter (504-522-9340, 2020 S Liberty, UNITY referral),
- Low Barrier Shelter – 18+ (504-517-1815, 1530 Perdido),
- Hotel Hope (504-821-7773, 3923 MLK, UNITY referral),
- New Orleans Family Justice Alliance (504-592-4005, 701 Loyola #201, domestic violence only),
- Ozanam Inn – men (504-523-1184, 843 Camp, intake 4:30pm)
Call Total Community Action 504-324-8609 to schedule an eligibility appointment or visit www.tca-nola.org/clientservices-2/energy-services/ to apply online.
www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-emergency-fund-for-new-orleans-swers. Contact @barenola on Instagram.
Grants via Trans Lifeline, for commissary funds, re-entry micro-grants, as well as navigation with legal name change. Apply: translifeline.org/microgrants/inside-advocacy
COVID-19 Testing: CrescentCare has walk-up, no-cost testing Mon. – Fri. from 9am – 2pm. If you are already a patient at CrescentCare you can schedule an appointment ahead of time for Mon. – Fri. for 2:00 – 4:30pm. Additional no-cost testing sites at ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/testing/.
For counseling and wrap-around services, Call 504-837-5400 or visit www.mccagno.org/