If you or someone you know in Los Angeles is in need of financial assistance due to COVID-19, you can apply for the Angelino Card, a no fee, pre-paid cash card.

Apply here:  https://hcidla.lacity.org/family-source-centers

***Applications may only be completed on April 14 – 16, this Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If someone you know wishes to apply but does not have internet access, they can call 213-252-3040 to apply over the phone.

Please share with other Watts residents!


Si usted o alguien que usted conoce en Los Ángeles necesita asistencia financiera debido a COVID-19, puede solicitar la tarjeta Angelino, una tarjeta prepagada sin cargos adicionales.

Solicite aquí: https://hcidla.lacity.org/family-source-centers

*** Las solicitudes sólo pueden ser completadas del 14 al 16 de abril, de martes a jueves, de 8:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m.

Si alguien que usted conoce desea completar la aplicación pero no tiene acceso a Internet, puede llamar al 213-252-3040.

¡Por favor comparte con otros residentes de Watts!

Angeleno Card

April 13, the Mayor announced the launch of the “Angeleno Card” by the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles. This initiative is funded by private donations and is not a City program.

The  Angeleno Card is an effort led by Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to provide . The Angeleno Card aims to help low-wage  hourly workers who had jobs in homes and restaurants, seasonal workers, and other workers such as day laborers, street vendors, or self-employed individuals who are experiencing heightened financial hardship because of COVID-19. This economic hardship may be due to job loss, severe reduction of work hours, or furloughs. This includes Angelenos who qualify for federal and state assistance but may not receive that financial support for weeks or longer.

To  be eligible, applicants must provide documentation that confirms that 1) their household is in the City of Los Angeles, 2) their income fell below the Federal Poverty Level per household size before the COVID-19 crisis (see table below), and 3) they have fallen into deeper economic hardship during the crisis because at least one household member lost a job or had a reduction in income of at least 50%. Immigration status is not considered in determining eligibility. Since this program is privately funded, any assistance received is not considered a public benefit and is not subject to the Public Charge rule.

Angeleno Card Table

How To Apply for Assistance?

First, visit https://hcidla.lacity.org/ or https://hcidla.lacity.org/family-source-centers and complete the Angeleno Card online application. Applications may only be completed Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. People without internet access or who need help applying online may call 213-252-3040, Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Those who pre-qualify based on their online or telephone applications will be given an in-person appointment at a designated community center. These centers cannot help anyone without an appointment. You will be asked to provide documentation at this in-person meeting, and you may be able to upload pictures or digital copies of documentation in advance.

If there are more “approved” applicants than funds available, recipients of this one-time financial assistance will be randomly selected.

Frequently Asked Questions

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News about the Angeleno Card: Please note that the city website has been having problems.