Latino Association will aid more working families left out of COVID-19 benefits

The Latino Community Association will open a second round of emergency aid from May 18-22 for Latino residents who have lost income due to the pandemic, but will not receive public safety-net benefits.

219 generous Oregonians have donated so far to LCA’s COVID-19 Immigrant Family Relief Fund, according to LCA staff. The total raised, counting grants from foundations, is over $160,000. So far, the organization has disbursed $59,000 in funding– up to $400 per individual and $750 per family – to help pay rent or mortgage, and utilities for 98 families.

Beginning May 18, more families can request funds. To be eligible, applicants must have been laid off or had work hours reduced, and not qualify for unemployment benefits or a federal stimulus check. To apply, visit or call 541.382.4366.

LCA has boosted its COVID-19 fundraising goal to $200,000. All donations go exclusively to families in need, not to cover administrative costs. To donate, visit


About Latino Community Association

Since 2000, the Latino Community Association (LCA) has been empowering Latino families and children and building bridges across cultures to create a more resilient Central Oregon. In partnership with caring individuals, businesses, community organizations and public agencies, LCA remains committed to ensuring full participation of Latinos in our communities. Programs of LCA include: Workforce Education and Training, Family Empowerment, Healthy Families, Youth Rising and Cultural Enrichment. Its services impact more than 8,000 people every year. For more information or to join LCA, visit or call 541.382.4366

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