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For up-to-date information on California's response efforts to COVID-19 and to discover public benefits that may be available to you and your family, please see the following resources. Program availability and eligibility information may be accessed by visiting the Department of Community Services & Development's
state partner websites linked below.
h is for people with low-income who meet federal income eligibility rules and want to add to their budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table.
CalWORKs is a welfare program that gives cash aid and services to eligible California families. If a family has little or no cash and needs housing, food, utilities, clothing or medical care, they may be eligible to receive immediate short-term help.
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
Part of the nation's nutrition safety net for over 40 years, WIC now serves more than 8 million pregnant and post-partum women, infants, and children in the US. For a family to participate it must have a gross income of no more than 185 percent of the federal poverty level and be at nutritional risk.
Property Tax Postponement
The State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program allows homeowners who are seniors, are blind, or have a disability to defer current-year property taxes on their principal residence if they meet certain criteria, including at least 40 percent equity in the home and an annual household income of $45,000 or less (among other requirements).
California's Low Cost Auto Insurance
Established by the Legislature in 1999, California’s Low Cost Auto Insurance Program is a state-sponsored program that makes auto insurance affordable for California's good drivers who meet income eligibility requirements, regardless of immigration status.
Sponsored by the California Department of Insurance
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households.
For additional resources, please visit
CSD Supporting Page
CSD Supporting Page
State of California