Workers United will work to compile resources for our members and post them on this page. Check back often.
2 months free internet from Comcast for new customers, apply by April 30, 2020
Comcast has responded to the current Covid-19 crises by offering new customers two months of free internet service through their Internet Essentials, followed by $9.95 per month with tax. This is in-home wi-fi, that requires no contract, no installation fees, and no credit check. Click here to begin the application process, if you know Comcast services your area. If you have Internet Essentials, you can also purchase a low-cost computer ($149.99) through Comcast.
What to do about your rent or mortgage payment
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on March 18 that they will delay foreclosure by 60 days on properties secured by FHA-insured Single Family mortgages. This moratorium applies to the initiation of foreclosures and to the completion of foreclosures in process.
In addition, evictions of persons from properties secured by FHA-insured Single Family mortgages are also suspended for a period of 60 days.
Deadlines of the first legal action and reasonable diligence timelines are extended by 60 days.
If you have a mortgage on your home, have been laid off or had your hours reduced because of the Coronavirus, you should:
Reach out to your load servicer as soon as possible to discuss payment options. Some lenders might have special waivers because of Covid-19.
Find out if your bank offers any hardship programs you can access.
If you rent your home, have been laid off or had your hours reduced because of the Coronavirus, you should:
Let your landlord know as soon as you can, to see if you can work out a payment plan, or a partial payment plan. Make sure you have any agreement in writing, signed by both parties.
Below, you will find a state-by-state resource on food, housing, health and school information. Go to your state to find out how to access help.
Click here to access the Covid-19 resource pages for each county in Maryland
Click here to access food distribution sites across Maryland.
Click here for access to food distribution sites in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties
Click here for digital learning resources for your children while they are out of school. Check often for updates!
Click on the icon on the right to visit the NJ AFL-CIO’s COVID-19 Pandemic resource page
Click here for detailed schedule and information on filing for unemployment in NJ
Click here for a summary of the Coronavirus bill and how it impacts you.
Here are two community food resources in New Jersey:
Community Food Bank of New Jersey - click to find the closest location to you.
Food Bank of South Jersey - click to find the closest location to you.
Click here to be brought to the Pennsylvania County Assistance Offices where you will find links for assistance for SNAP, Food Assistance, Utility Assistance, Medical Assistance, and Housing Resources related to COVID-19.
Here is a link to the map that tells you where the food sites and school meal sites are. Just click on the dot to the location where you are. Food sites are open Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to Noon, and school meal sites are open Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to Noon.
The School District of Philadelphia is making hard copies of learning guides available for families with K-12.children. These packets are available at the food and school meal sites.
Click here to be brought to the Utah Department of Workforce Services where you will find links for assistance for SNAP, Food Assistance, Energy Assistance and Medical Assistance related to COVID-19.