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COVID-19 Basic Needs Resources

Check out all the available resources to help you get through the COVID-19 pandemic.



The Hub: Emergency Housing
Emergency housing for UCSD students
Together We Rise:  
Housing Assistance for former youth
Transitional housing for 18-24 tear olds in SD
Rent Assistance Finder:
Find organizations in your area to support with rent assistance
30 days free self-storage


Stimulus Check:

Guide to understanding eligibility for stimulus checks


If you have lost your job because of COVID-19 you could be eligible for unemployment

COVID-19 Student Relief:

Emergency funding to higher education students

Short Term Loan UCSD:

Emergency $500-$1000 available once per quarter

The Hub: COVID-19 Special Relief Fund Form:

For those experiencing a financial crisis either related to loss of wages or other financial need impacts



Hope Scholars Grocery Gift Cards:

Available upon request to Hope Scholars students

The Hub: Triton Food Pantry:

Food available to UCSD undergrads and grads on campus and via the new mobile pantry

Feeding San Diego:

Locations of various food distribution sites and their eligibility

San Diego Food Bank:

Locations for free food distribution across the county


Apply to get up to $194 a month per household member on an EBT card. Assistance available via The Hub

Just In Time:

Basic needs for foster youth and other crucial services

SD Unified School District:

Find free meals provided for children while schools are closed


Transportation & Technology

Echoes of Hope:

Resources for current and former foster youth,low-income, and at-risk youth, between the ages of 13-30: bus gift cards, grocery, housing

Low Cost Internet Access:

Affordable internet through Comcast


Technology devices to former foster youth

Enterprise Rent a Car:

Reduced prices and age minimum for rentals