Sacramento, Calif., April 16 (Punjab Mail USA) – City of Sacramento Councilmember Eric Guerra is reminding the local community that City services are available to everyone who lives in Sacramento, regardless of their immigration status.
Many immigrants and refugees may be unaware of the City’s Sanctuary policy and resources available to their families. The City’s service line 311, is now available in 17 different languages. Earlier this year, the City of Sacramento allocated $250,000 to support immigrant and refugees through our FUEL network.
“Undocumented families are struggling during these difficult times and we must support our immigrant and refugee communities,” said Councilmember Eric Guerra. “As a Sanctuary City, we will continue to provide resources for and serve all city residents regardless of their immigration status. The immigrant and refugee community have been and will continue to be critical for the Sacramento region’s economy.”
The city’s immigrant and undocumented communities are serving in essential worker roles during this crisis to keep the economy moving forward. All regular City resources and current COVID-19 resources are available to support all city residents.
All City of Sacramento services and COVID-19 programs are available to city residents, regardless of immigration status:
- For assistance for legal services and information on Public Charge, contact the Sacramento FUEL Network at (916) 234-3734 or email for questions at [email protected].
- Late utility payment penalties are waived, including water, trash and recycling.
- Temporary ban on evicting residential and commercial tenants unable to pay rent due to a loss of income caused by COVID-19.
- Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment virtual activities and resource center.
- Small Business Hotline at (916) 808-7196 or [email protected].
Yesterday, Governor Newsom announced an initiative to support workers impacted by COVID-19, including providing financial support for immigrant workers affected by COVID-19: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/04/15/governor-newsom-announces-new-initiatives-to-support-california-workers-impacted-by-covid-19/
Find more covid-19 resources here: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Emergency-Management/COVID19
Dial 311, download the mobile app or go to www.sac311.org to receive information or submit service requests for City services. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, translation services available in 17 different languages.