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COVID-19リソース


コミュニティとして世界的なパンデミックへの対応。

友達の皆様、パートナーの皆様、そしてコミュニティの皆様へ

カリフォルニア州のサンフランシスコ郡、アラメダ郡、サンマテオ郡、コントラコスタ郡、並びに他郡におきまして自主隔離が申し渡されたため、API Legal Outreach(アジア太平洋諸島法律事務所)は、公的には事務所を閉所していますが、遠隔地より仕事をしております。

弊事務所では、現在の依頼人や関係者からの電話やEメール、並びに緊急を要する件は引き続き取り扱っております。私たちの事業は、自主隔離要請期間におきましても、社会的に重要なサービスと労働力を提供していると考慮されていますので、スタッフは自宅にて電話や仕事に応じています。

裁判所出廷を必要とする緊急な件、例えば家庭内暴力や高齢者虐待拘束命令、移民裁判所出廷、他の緊急を要する件等は、多言語を話すスタッフにより取り扱いが引き続き行われております。

ご自分が危険な状態にいたら、911に電話をしてください。

近い将来、私たちは、コミュニティに資金援助を提供することを目的とした法律や、ウイルスの起源に基づく反アジア人種差別行為と闘うための取り組みを公開する予定です。それらの項目はこのウェブサイトに後ほど掲載されますので、またご覧になってください。 

どうぞ安全で健康な生活をしてください。お会いできるまでは、電話で連絡をお願いします。電話番号は、(415) 567-6255又は、(510) 251-2846 です。メッセージは1日に数回確認しております。どうぞ宜しくお願い致します。

HATE CRIMES

API Legal Outreach has seen a rise in Anti-Asian racism since the outbreak of COVID-19. It is important that we document these incidents in order to advocate for interventions and policies from an API and community-centered framework. If you have experienced a hate incident since the COVID-19 outbreak, please report it here so it can be tracked by the STOP AAPI Hate Reporting Center. The incident report only takes a few minutes and is available in English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Japanese, and Thai.

Stimulus Payment Scams

Scammers have been using phone, text, and email messages to target SSI (Supplemental Security Income) recipients and steal their stimulus checks. In these messages, the scammer, pretending to be an official from a government entity, asks the victim for their bank account number, claiming that it is for the purpose of directly depositing the stimulus check. Scammers then use the victim’s bank account information to apply for and receive the victim’s stimulus payment.

Tips for Avoiding Stimulus Payment Scams

There are no fees or charges associated with the stimulus check. The government will never ask you to pay anything up front to receive your stimulus payment

The government will NOT call you to ask for your Social Security number, bank account, or credit card number. Do NOT disclose this type of personal information.  

Report any scams to: 

  • Local police department
  • Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov/complaint
  • Contact the APILO office for assistance relating to scams

If you want to receive your COVID-19 stimulus payment via direct deposit, you should apply using the official IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payments

COVID-19 and Census Scams

Scammers have also contacted people by phone, text, email, or in person pretending to be the following:

  • Public health officials, such as from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH)
    • They may ask to enter residences to conduct inspections, OR:
    • Claim to provide a cure or vaccination for COVID-19. 
  • Census workers 
Tips for Avoiding Census Scams

Ask for proper identification before speaking to people who claim to be involved with these parties. Do NOT give money or any personal information, such as your social security number, bank account, or credit card information. Also, there are currently NO proven cures, treatments, or vaccinations for COVID-19. 

Call 911 to report any scammers who attempt to contact you in person, and contact our office for assistance. 

VAWA Protection

VAWA*(女性に対する暴力を保護する法律)は連邦政府による公共住宅ではどうような対応を受けるのですか。

1.VAWAは、家庭内暴力、デート暴行、性的虐待、ストーカー、などの生存者を保護する法律です。この法律は、生存者の近親者や同居人も含みます。

VAWAのタイトル9は、生存者の安全を改善し、インディアン女性に対する暴力犯罪にも応じます。

2. VAWAの権利:生存者は住む権利を拒否されない、生存者は立ち退きを強制されたり、連邦政府による賃貸住宅援助を失うことはありません。VAWAの保護のもとでテナントの立ち退きを強制される場合は、契約違反が暴行によらない、又は住宅管理人・持ち主が暴行や脅迫が他のテナントにも及んだことを実証した時です。

3. VAWAは、COVID-19によって生じた住居立ち退きを一時停止し、連邦政府による賃貸住宅援助の継続をします。

*女性と明記してありますが、いかなる性別や性的指向を持つ人も含みます。

どのようにして暴行の生存者であると証明できますか。

1. 住宅を提供する人に連絡して、住宅管理の役人からSelf-Certificationという書類をもらい書き込みをします。貴方は、貴方に暴力を行使した人の名前、その人との関係、そして暴力の詳細について明らかにする必要があります。

a. https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/forms/hud5a

b. 書類のタイトルはこちらです。: HUD-5382

c. もし貴方がインターネットやコンピューターを使用することができない場合は、APILOのサンフランシスコ事務所に電話してください。(415) 567-6255です。 又は貴方が住んでいる街の非営利団体の法律事務所に連絡してください。

2. 貴方は、Victim Service、又は医者、又はメンタルヘルスの専門家、又は弁護士によるサイン入りの手紙を提出してください。この手紙には貴方のサインが必要です。

3. 貴方は、ポリースリポート(警察官の報告書)、又は裁判所の報告書、又は受付の書類を提出してください。

暴行者と一緒に住んでいる場合はどうするのですか。

1.住宅管理の役人または、家主に暴行の報告をしてください。彼らは暴行者を強制的

に立ち退かせるかもしれません。そして貴方と他の家族や同居人を住めるようにするでしょう。

2. もし暴行者だけがその住宅に住む権利がある場合、貴方と他の同居人は、そこに住めることを実証する必要があります。もし貴方ができないならば、新しい連邦住宅を見つけて、自分で入居できる資格を見せて、申し込みをして待つ必要があります。

3. もし貴方がセクション8のバウチャー(住居援助証明書)を持っている場合、リースの契約が終了していなくても、貴方は、そのバウチャーを持ってその住宅から引っ越すことができるかもしれません。

VAWAによって保護されていない場合はどうしたらいいですか。

非営利団体の法律事務所、又は弁護士、又は家庭内暴力の被害者を支援する団体、又は公平な住居援助をする団体に連絡して貴方に資格があるかをチェックしてください。

COVID-19の影響がある期間中、安全計画を作成し、貴方の健康管理をしてください。

  • 貴方は、定期的に丁寧に自分の手を洗い、衛生管理に気をつけてください。
  • 他の人に助けを求めてください。一人でいたいという気持ちがあっても、オンラインや電話で、友達や家族と繋がっていてください。弊事務所に助けを求めて電話をしてください。415-567-6255です。または、ドメスティックバイオレンスのホットラインに電話してください。電話番号は、1-800-799-7233です。

ドメスティックバイオレンス・リストレイニング・オーダー(家庭内暴力拘束命令)の欄を見てください。

家庭内暴力拘束命令

これはなんですか

これは、暴力または、暴力の脅迫を受けた被害者を保護する裁判所命令です。

どんな暴力ですか?

身体的

叩く、パンチをする。キックをする、平手打ちをする、絞める、窒息させようとする、武器を使って脅迫する、押す、眠りを妨害する、ものを投げる、ものを壊す、医療治療を否定する。

性的

身体的に性交を強制する、性交を拒否することに恐怖を抱かせる、他のパートナーと性交することを強制する、侮辱したり劣化する性交を貴方に強いる、性向中に罵倒する、妊娠を防ぐことを否定する、性感染症から守ることを否定する。

言葉

軽蔑的な名前で呼ぶ、侮辱する、傷つけると脅迫する。

感情的

絶え間なく批判をする、罵倒する、人の可能性を小さくする。

 

精神的

脅迫によって恐怖を引き起こす、暴行することを過小評価して貴方の態度を非難する、脅迫して貴方に恐れを抱かせる、貴方を家族や友達から孤立させる、異常な嫉妬、貴方が逢い引きをしていると非難する、貴方に屈辱的な思いをさせる、貴方がどこに行くとか誰と話すとかを監視する、貴方のオンライン活動を追跡する、貴方の正気を疑うためにマインドゲームをする。

財政的

こずかいを与えるが、貴方自身のお金を持たせないようにする、家族の財産を隠す、勝手に借金をする、貴方の仕事、又は、貴方が仕事を得ようとすることに干渉する、貴方のクレジットスコアを低落させる。

ストーカー

貴方が行くところやオンラインの活動を尾行する。

文化的、アイデンティティの悪用

貴方の人種、クラス、年齢、移民のステータス、宗教、サイズ、身体的能力、   言語、何らかの形で貴方の民族性を非難する

私には資格がありますか?

貴方と貴方が拘束をしたい人との関係は:

  • 結婚、又は登録済みのドメスティックパートナー
  • 離婚、又は別居
  • iii. デート中または、デートをしたことがある
  • 一緒に生活をしている、又は一緒に生活をしたことがある
  • 子供の親、又は
  • vi. 密接な関係(親、子供、兄や弟、姉や妹、祖母、祖父、義理の親)
拘束命令はどのように私を助けますか。

裁判所は拘束された人に命令をします。

  1. 貴方や貴方の子供や親戚、そして貴方と一緒に住んでいる人に近づいたり、近    寄ったりしない
  2. 銃や弾薬を持たない
  3. 貴方の家から出る
  4. 子供の親権と面談の命令に従う
  5. 養育費の支払い
  6. 配偶者扶養費の支払い
  7. 財産についての命令に従う
DVRO (家庭内暴力拘束命令)の申し込み

DVRO の申し込み用紙はこちらです。https://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm?filter=DV

申し込みの援助が必要な場合:

アラメダ郡

  • Self-Help Center (セルフヘルプセンター)

月曜日ー木曜日午後1時ー4時(510) 272-1393

  • Family Violence Law Center (510) 208-0220
  • Bay Area Legal Aid (888) 330-1940

サンフランシスコ郡

  • API Legal Outreach (415) 567-6255
  • Bay Area Legal Aid (888) 330-1940
  • Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic (415) 255-0165
移民に関する質問

家庭法裁判所では、移民のステータスは関係ありません。

家庭内暴力安全計画

安全計画を立てる。

1. 家の中で、武器がなく、窓やドアから逃げることができる安全な場所を見つける。

2. 電話をいつも使えるようにして、助けを呼ぶ時の電話番号を覚えておく。

3. 信頼できる友達や近所の知り合いに貴方の状況をおしえて、貴方が助けが必要な時の計画や視覚で相手に伝わる暗号を備えておく。

4. 子供には、貴方が貴方のパートナーから暴力を受けている時に、それに関わらずにどうやって助けを得るかを教えておく。

自己健康管理

1. 日記を書く

2. 本を読む

3. 趣味を持つ

4. 友達と話す

5. 音楽を聴く

6. 瞑想をする

7. 祈る

8. 料理をする

9. 呼吸の訓練をする

助けを求める
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233 or (800)799-7233 for TTY, or text LOVEIS to 22522
  • W.O.M.A.N., Incピアカウンセリング(同じような問題を持っている仲間による相談)

   24時間サポート電話 (877) 384-3578

  • Family Violence Law Center Mobile Response Team 緊急時の対処法、安全計画、カウンセリングへの紹介 (800) 947-8301
  • Bay Area Woman Against Rape (510) 845-7273 
  • Asian Women’s Shelter 緊急時の対処法、安全計画、カウンセリングの紹介

   24時間サポート電話 (877)-751-0880

BENEFITS AND ASSISTANCE FOR IMMIGRANTS

Are immigrants eligible to receive payments/rebates under the CARES Act?

1. Individual taxpayers and couples filing jointly who have both been issued social security numbers that are valid for employment are eligible for the rebate. Many DACA recipients, TPS recipients, asylees and refugees may qualify. Unfortunately, this SSN requirement excludes many immigrants and mixed-status families. Also, those who are not U.S. citizens or Legal Permanent Residents must reside primarily in the United States.

2. Undocumented immigrants who do not have social security numbers are not eligible for these payments. Immigrants who use an ITIN for their taxes are also not eligible.

3. There is no way to apply for this relief, the payments are done automatically and are calculated based on your most recent tax return. 

If you have questions, please call our office at (415) 567-6255 or (510) 251-2846 for information! For more detailed information, you can also see: https://www.nilc.org/issues/economic-support/impact-of-covid19-relief-bills-on-immigrant-communities/

Are immigrants eligible to receive unemployment (UI) benefits?

Yes, if you have valid work authorization. Many DACA recipients, TPS recipients, asylum applicants, asylees, and refugees have valid work authorization and can receive unemployment benefits. 

APILO is here to help apply for unemployment benefits. Call our office today for assistance or questions. 

For more information on public benefits and resources available to immigrants in California, see the Guide for Immigrant Californians: https://covid19.ca.gov/guide-immigrant-californians/

Are undocumented immigrants eligible to receive any stimulus payments or other relief?

On April 15th, Governor Newsom announced one-time disaster relief assistance for undocumented Californians impacted by COVID-19, who are ineligible for most other forms of pandemic assistance, including direct assistance under the CARES Act and unemployment insurance.

According to the state’s website, “eligible Californians may receive one-time COVID-19 disaster relief assistance at a value of $500. A limit of two adults per household can receive this assistance (maximum assistance of $1,000 per household).” The goal is for Californians to be able to access this relief through local community-based nonprofits starting mid-May 2020. 

Undocumented immigrants may also be eligible for State Disability Insurance (SDI) and Paid Family Leave.

For more information on public benefits and resources available to immigrants in California, see the Guide for Immigrant Californians: https://covid19.ca.gov/guide-immigrant-californians/

APILO is here to help immigrants and those without legal status apply for COVID-19 related benefits. Call our office today for assistance or questions.

PUBLIC CHARGE

If I use Medi-Cal (federally funded health insurance) to pay for my COVID-19 testing, treatment or preventative care, will I be considered a public charge under the new rules (hurting my ability to get a green card)?

NO.   If you get COVID-19 testing, treatment or preventative care, that alone will not be considered as a factor to determine if you are a public charge. 

I have been laid off and my family needs help. If I apply for other benefits because of COVID-19, will I be considered a public charge for immigration purposes?
  1. It depends on the benefits you apply for and for how long you will be receiving them.  For example, applying for unemployment benefits and receiving food from places like the SF/Marin Food Bank Salvation Army, St. Anthony’s, Glide or other food banks/pantries will not be considered for public charge determinations.  
  2. Public charge may not apply to you or the benefits you use may not be one of the benefits defining public charge. NOT all immigrants are subject to a public charge determination.
  3. If you are not sure, please consult an experienced immigration lawyer to determine if public charge applies to you. 

COVID-19 POLICIES FOR USCIS, IMMIGRATION COURT AND ICE

What should I do if I have a USCIS interview or appointment scheduled?

USCIS is currently closed until at least May 3, 2020 for all interviews and appointments. USCIS will reschedule your interview or appointment if it was scheduled on or before May 3rd

This includes Asylum Office interviews, Naturalization/Citizenship interviews, Oath Ceremonies, Biometrics appointments and interviews for adjustment of status (green card) applications.

You can check on the status of USCIS on their website: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/uscis-response-covid-19

If you do enter a USCIS office or facility, you are now required to wear a mask.

What should I do if I have an Immigration Court hearing scheduled?

The San Francisco Immigration Court is currently postponing all non-detained hearings scheduled through July 17, 2020. If your hearing is scheduled on or before May 15th, the Court will reschedule your hearing. 

You can also call the Court at 1-800-898-7180 to check on the scheduling of your hearing date. The automatic system is available in English and Spanish, and all you need is your A number. For hearings after May 15, we do not yet know if the Court will be open for these hearings. Continue to call to check on your hearing date.

You can check on the Immigration Court’s status on their website: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/eoir-operational-status-during-coronavirus-pandemic

What should I do if I have an appointment scheduled to check in with ICE?

ICE has posted guidance and FAQs on their current check-in policy here: https://www.ice.gov/coronavirus

ICE has temporarily suspended the requirement to report in-person for office visits, and home visits have been temporarily suspended as well until further notice. ICE will continue to use telephonic and electronic reporting between participants and case specialists. If you have a scheduled ICE check-in, contact the local ICE field office by phone for further instructions. If you missed your scheduled ICE check-in, you need to ensure that you make contact with ICE. If they do not answer, leave a message with your name, A-number, and phone number. ICE will contact you with updated information on how to proceed with your scheduled check-in.

To contact the San Francisco Field Office:  Phone: (415) 844-5512,  Email: SanFrancisco.Outreach@ice.dhs.gov

What if I received a Request for Evidence (RFE) or Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) on my USCIS application?

On March 27, 2020, USCIS announced that it will allow an automatic 60-day extension for all Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs), if the RFE or NOID is dated between March 1 and May 1, 2020. A similar announcement on March 30, 2020 clarifies that the automatic 60-day extension also applies to responses to Notices of Intent to Revoke (NOIRs) and Notices of Intent to Terminate (NOITs) regional investment centers, as well as I-290B Notices of Appeal or Motion to the Administrative Appeals Office.

In addition, the San Jose and San Francisco Field Offices in California announced a local policy of automatically extending RFE deadlines for 30 days, for any RFEs due during the office closure.

Can I still file my immigration application or petition?

Even though USCIS and Immigration Courts are postponing appointments and hearings, and President Trump issued an executive order to temporarily pause certain forms of immigration, many applications are still being accepted and processed.

USCIS is still accepting and processing applications, including for naturalization, adjustment of status (for legal permanent residence), DACA renewal, and employment authorization. Trump’s recent executive order may have an impact on some applications. We are continuing to monitor this development.

Immigration Courts are still accepting filings. In San Francisco, the filing window at 100 Montgomery Street, 8th Floor, is open during regular business hours for filings (please wear your mask in common areas). Filings may also be sent via email: https://www.justice.gov/eoir/filing-email

Does APILO handle DACA Renewals?

Yes! APILO currently has temporary funding to assist with DACA renewals. This funding also covers the $495 filing fee. Call our office today to ask about getting assistance with your DACA renewal if your DACA is expiring within 6 months or so!

CHILD CUSTODY

Information for Parents Sharing Custody During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Courts in the Bay Area Counties have provided different tips for co-parenting during COVID-19 but they have shared the following common recommendations for all parties to follow:

COVID-19 is not an excuse to deny or withhold parenting time. For example, the San Mateo Superior Court specifically states that “unless otherwise ordered by the court, parents are considered fit to care for their children and make decisions regarding the day-to-day aspects of parenting while the children are in their care.” For more information, see here.

All parents should comply with all CDC, local, state and federal guidelines to minimize and reduce the risk of being exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

Any type of travel should be restricted to essential activities.

Both parties should maintain an open and transparent communication channel.
This means that both parties must be honest about any precautionary measures that they are taking while staying at home.

Try to be flexible and understanding with one another. There are very challenging times for everyone. Unexpected events or incidents may occur that could disrupt the previously agreed sharing time. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) reminds all parents that “adversity can become an opportunity for parents to come together and focus on what is best for the child. It’s important for every child to know and remember that both parent did everything they could to explain what was happening and to keep their child safe.” For more information, click here.

APILO is here to assist tenants and homeowners from losing their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

San Francisco and Oakland remain among the most expensive cities in the country in terms of housing costs. Both cities are constantly in the midst of a housing crisis: the demand for housing greatly exceeds the available supply. The COVID-19 pandemic further worsens the effects of the on-going crisis, as the consequences of displacement are now even more grave than before. All members of the community experience financial hardship, and an uncertain future, especially the most vulnerable members and families who are not able to shelter in place. The ability to maintain secure housing has become a greater challenge during the pandemic.

Tenants Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tenants are encouraged to contact API Legal Outreach for detailed advice on their specific situation because special protections have been invoked for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Please contact us immediately if: 1) You feel at risk of losing your home; 2) You are told by your landlord to sign any documents; and/or 3) You receive any documents relating to your housing.

Protection for San Francisco Residents:
  • Eviction moratorium
    • Residential evictions are banned for at least two months after the Mayor’s current order which expires on June 30, 2020,  except for cases involving violence (or threats of violence) and/or health and safety.
  • San Francisco tenants’ rent payment obligations may be temporarily suspended pursuant to these guidelines:
    1. Give notice of inability to pay rent to their landlord within 30 days of rent being due for every month the tenant is unable to pay;
    2. Provide written proof of financial impact within one week of the tenant’s first notice to the landlord (a letter detailing the actual impact of the pandemic on the tenant’s ability to pay rent will suffice); and
    3. Work in good faith to do a six-month payment plan process for each rent payment missed due until at least six months after July 22, 2020.
Protection for Oakland Residents
  • The Alameda County Board of Supervisors has enacted an  emergency order that stopped all evictions throughout the county- except those concerning health and safety. This will remain in effect until 30 days after the Emergency order ends.
  • The moratorium prohibits landlords from assessing late fees and significantly limits rent increases by barring increases beyond 3.5%. 
  • A property owner cannot evict a tenant for failure to pay rent if the rent was unpaid due to substantial loss of income or an increase in expenses resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, rent that has not been paid is still due
California and Federal Protections for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure During COVID-19
FORECLOSURE UPDATES FOR HOMEOWNERS FORECLOSURE UPDATES FOR TENANTS
California Govt. – EXECUTIVE ORDER N-28-20: Foreclosures are suspended through July 28, 2020, unless extended. California Law: month-to-month lease/periodic tenancy at the time the property is sold in foreclosure shall be given 90 days’ written termination notice. 

Federal Govt. – CARES Act, Relief from Foreclosure: Homeowners with federally-backed mortgage loans affected by COVID-19 can request (in writing) their servicer for forbearance from mortgage payments for up to 180 days, & then timely request (written) the servicer for additional forbearance for up to another 180 days.  

The covered period appears to be during the emergency or until December 31, 2020, whichever is earlier.

California Law:  fixed-term residential lease entered into before transfer of title at the foreclosure sale shall have the right to possession until the end of the lease term, and all rights and obligations under the lease shall survive foreclosure;

except, tenancy may be terminated upon 90 days’ written notice if, including, the purchaser/successor in interest will occupy the housing unit as primary residence.

Calif. Courts – Emergency Rules of California Rules of Court, April 6, 2020, Rule No. 2: suspends judicial foreclosures.

The emergency rule remains in effect until 90 days after the pandemic state of emergency is lifted or the judicial authorities otherwise suspends the rule. 

How can tenants find out if the place they rent is in foreclosure?

Tenants may review their county recorder’s office’s website (online records of NOD &/or NTS) based on the owner’s full name.  Also, tenants may record, in their county recorder’s office, a Request for Notice, for notification of foreclosure proceedings such as copy of the Notice of Default (NOD) and Notice of Trustee’s Sale (NTS).

Please contact APILO regarding:

  • LENDER/SERVICER LETTER OF DEFAULT/CURE;
  • NOTICE OF DEFAULT;
  • NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE; AND/OR,
  • AUCTION SALE / ALTERNATIVE SALE OR EQUIVALENT.

California Law – Tenant security deposit:

Upon termination of the prior landlord’s interest in the premises, the prior landlord/agent, within a reasonable time, shall:

(1) Transfer remaining portion of security deposit, if after any lawful deduction, to new landlord, and provide proper personal or delivery notice to tenant, or

(2) Return remaining portion of security, if after any lawful deduction, to the tenant, with proper accounting.

Alternatively, if prior landlord/agent is noncompliant with above (#1 or 2), then new landlord shall be jointly and severally liable with prior landlord for repayment of tenant’s proper security deposit. 

*** Please note – all information subject to change, without notice, usually depending on govt./agency/authority modification/revision. *** Please note – all information subject to change, without notice, usually depending on govt./agency/authority modification/revision.
Tell me more about efforts in the community to strengthen protections for those at risk of displacement.

Organizations are advocating to #canceldebt, demanding any mortgage relief, rent relief for tenants, suspending all utility shut-off and reinstate utilities for those who have already lost services, and ending all homeless encampment sweeps and house people so they can safely shelter in place.

*This is not tax advice. Ask a tax professional if you have any questions about your taxes.*
Where can I get help to file my 2018-19 tax return?

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) hosts the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Project providing free tax preparation for low-income individuals and families. EBALDC has closed the three sites (Asian Resource Center, LCC, and Laney College) and has temporarily redirected their services to 1825 San Pablo Suite 200, Oakland, CA due to COVID-10.  Appointment is required and can be scheduled by calling (510) 693-3043 or online here in English and in Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese and Mongolian. All services are drop-off only due to the shelter-in-place orders.

*This is not tax advice. Ask a tax professional if you have any questions about your taxes.*

When is the new deadline to file for taxes?

Due to COVID-19, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service extended the filing deadline for tax returns from April 15 to July 15, 2020. In California, taxpayers will have until July 15, 2020 to file and pay income taxes

*This is not tax advice. Ask a tax professional if you have any questions about your taxes.*

NON-PROFIT + SMALL BUSINESSES - WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU!

APILO has attorneys standing by to advise small businesses and non-profits on CARES Act and other financial support during these trying times.

  1. A second round $484 billion COVID-19 relief package for small businesses has been passed (as of April 23, 2020).  This includes $60 billion that will be dispersed to credit unions and smaller lenders in order to help businesses that do not use major financial institutions.

  2. Once the Small Business Administration (SBA) starts accepting applications once again, it is important to act quickly as the relief money is in high demand. Please have your financial documents ready.
  3. Senator Kamala Harris of California is calling for the SBA to ensure that small businesses owned by low-income communities of color receive a fair opportunity in security loans under fair lending laws.
  4. If you have any questions as to your eligibility and application processes for potential future PPP or EIDL loans, please call our office for assistance.
  5. Please know that conditions and requirements for eligibility for the CARES Act programs are constantly changing. Please call our office at (415) 567-6255 or (510) 251-2846 for more in-depth and up to date information.

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I am in need of help and/or would like to volunteer in San Francisco. What opportunities are available and how can I sign up?

The following food programs help our community through this difficult time, and also some seek volunteers. Please see their : 

Self-Help for the Elderly Food Delivery: email josephinem@selfhelpelderly.org or call at 415-606-8111 (including weekend) to volunteer.

I would like to help and/or volunteer in Oakland. What opportunities are available and how can I sign up?
  • Oakland At Risk matches volunteers with at-risk-individuals individuals in the community who need help getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, and checking in every couple of days in Piedmont, San Leandro and Alameda. 

The Oakland Resource Project allows you to search resources like food, shelter, clothing, counseling, and personal hygiene.

PLEASE CALL US at (415) 567-6255 or (510) 251-2846

We have attorneys and staff who speak English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean available to answer your call during business hours, and will be checking messages left after-hours and on weekends.  Please call us to learn more about the topics listed above, or to get legal advice in the numerous areas of law in which we specialize. 

APILO Spring Newsletter - Special Edition - Earlier Volumes 

APILO Spring Newsletter 2020 - Volume 1 - Special Edition - Published April 18, 2020 - Economic Relief and Hate Crimes
APILO Spring Newsletter 2020 - Volume 2 - Special Edition - Published April 23, 2020 - Immigration
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