On August 25, 2020, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a new program to protect farmworkers during the pandemic.
TODEC Legal Center will partner with Riverside County and the State of California to coordinate outreach, housing services, wellness checks and ancillary supportive services.
The program will provide a $2,000 stipend to cover lost work hours. The program will also provide temporary housing options, including hotel and motel rooms, for farmworkers who are either COVID-19 positive or exposed to have safe and suitable places to stay in if they are unable to self-isolate at home.
Starting on September 16, 2020, as of 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday-Friday) potential applicants can call 1-888-863-3291 to start their eligibility process. Individuals should not call ahead of time. This program will only assist Riverside County eligible residents. The eligibility and application process will be completed via-telephone. Applicants will be considered on a first come, first served basis until program capacity is reached. Additionally, the need is high and funding is limited. The application services and assistance are not guaranteed.
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