The program provides financial assistance for people in need in the City of Los Angeles. Service includes rent payment (on hold as of 10/25/11), utility bill assistance, bus tokens, and other types of temporary financial aid such as prescription assistance for low income individuals and families. The service area is restricted to the Cathedral boundaries, which include L A City zip codes: 90005, 90006, 90007, 90012, 90013, 90014, 90015, 90017, 90021, 90026, 90029, 90031, 90032, 90033, 90042, 90057, 90065 and 90071.
Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis. Eligible clients must have some form of income; and home visits are required before services are provided. Financial assistance is paid by check to the owner/landlord or to the utility company, and is a one time only service. People from outside the service area should be referred to their local church.
Rent payment assistance and utility bill assistance is provided for families who cannot meet the full payment of their current month's rent or utility bill payment. The amount of the assistance depends on the case; the client is expected to contribute part of the payment. The program is unable to assist people who have already received a three-day eviction notice. Funds for rent and utility assistance are usually exhausted by the end of the 2nd week of the month, but clients who meet the eligibility criteria should still call to find out whether funds are still available. Families with children under the age of 18 are given priority.
Bus tokens are provided to low-income people who have appointments for doctor visits or for employment related appointments. Proof of the appointment is required.
Medical prescription assistance, work permit fee and ID's are provided for low-income people when funds are available.
Proof of ID may include CAID or CADL, picture ID from employer or school or birth certificate. ID is required for all family members. Proof of income, may be pay stub or documentation of employment on company stationery, or letter of public assistance. Proof of residence may be a utility bill, and a contract rental lease from the landlord, or the last month's rent receipt. Legal documentation is required for any type of financial assistance. The agency will not accept self-affidavits.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30am to 12:00 noon.