· By Jeni Himmer
Jeff and I wanted to share some resources with you all that we've gathered throughout these past couple of weeks.
SBA Loans - https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
Food Stamps - http://www.arizonaselfhelp.org/
Unemployment Information - https://des.az.gov/services/coronavirus
Job Resources - https://www.phoenix.gov/Resources
AZ Commission of the Arts Resources - https://azarts.gov/news/covid-19-info-resources-for-arizonas-artists-and-arts-sector/?fbclid=IwAR0H-_u7W2KFuT8-F00HIBM2yY4VOUtRg5Rq-Y9G-NUmw5I4S6-pAJincrw
Q: I'm self-employed and didn't previously qualify for unemployment. Am I eligible now?
Yes. This bill creates a new program, called Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, that extends benefits to gig workers, contractors and others who wouldn't otherwise qualify for unemployment compensation but cannot work due to the coronavirus emergency. You'll get the $600 per week, plus half the average unemployment benefit in your state.
Unemployment Benefits - https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/coronavirus-unemployment-benefits-here-s-who-qualifies-how-much-they-n1169846
As always, stay rad (and most importantly, HEALTHY!)
Jeni Himmer and Jeff Elam
Additonal information on what to do if you lost your job due to the crisis: