SB-0365: CalWORKs: immediate assistance rent & childcare

Session: 2019-2020
Author: Durazo
Status: Alive
AAP-CA Position: Support
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Existing law provides for an immediate assistance payment of $200 or the maximum amount for which an applicant is eligible, whichever is less, if a county determines that the applicant is apparently eligible for CalWORKs aid, and needs immediate assistance because the family’s total available liquid resources are less than $100 and there is an emergency situation, including, but not limited to, lack of housing.This bill would provide that “lack of housing” includes applicant’s rent is due within 5 calendar days, and the applicant’s liquid resources on hand and any income that is reasonably anticipated by the applicant before the rent is due is less than the rent. The bill would require a county to provide an applicant with immediate childcare assistance, as specified, if the county determines the applicant is apparently eligible for CalWORKs aid, and the applicant has verification of a job or a job offer and needs childcare to maintain or obtain employment.

Download AAP Positional Letter: SB 365 Homelessness Human Services (kc)-1