DRAI is a one-time, state-funded disaster relief assistance program for undocumented immigrants impacted by COVID-19. The program will provide $500 in direct assistance to those who qualify, and a maximum of $1,000 in assistance per household. To qualify, individuals must be able to provide information that they: 1) are an undocumented adult (18 yrs. of age or older); 2) are not eligible for federal COVID-19 related assistance such as the CARES Act tax stimulus payments or pandemic unemployment benefits; and, 3) have experienced financial hardship as a result of COVID-19.
Eligible individuals who live in Los Angeles County can apply starting on Monday, May 18, 2020 through the following nonprofit organizations:
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
Phone Number: (213)201-8700
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Phone Number: (213) 315-2659
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Phone Number: (213) 241-8880
As of May 18, you may contact these organizations for more information about the application process and the verification documents required. Note that they will NOT assist individuals prior to May 18.
Please note that this program is not being administered by the City of Los Angeles; if you have any questions, please contact one of the organizations listed above.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Immigrant Affairs continues to work closely with City, County, State, Federal, and philanthropy partners to elevate the unique concerns and needs of our immigrant and refugee communities, to assess existing resources, and to address the needs of our most vulnerable during this challenging time.
Feel free to reach out to them directly if you have questions: