LA Voz De LA Comunidad Coalition: UPDATED IMPORTANT Information April 2020

 

LA Voz Coalition: Information & Share

April Update 2020

Take note…

  • Our LA Voz de la Comunidad Coalition meeting will be held online using Zoom until further notice.
  • The next Coalition meeting is scheduled to be held Wednesday, May 27th at 9:00 AM
  • We are asking our Coalition members to present at one of the scheduled meetings to update everyone on your organization’s activities. Please email Daesy Behrhorst to daesy@lavozdelacomunidad.us to sign-up to present.  

Updated 4/29/2020

Email us or meet with is online during the COVID-19 crisis.

MEMBER SHARES & NEWS

Para Mas Informacion de Educación
Para sus Hijos Durante COVID-19 visitewww.LAVozNOLA.com

LA Voz Virtual Series to
Address Education & COVID-19

Session 1: Addressing Distance Learning & Updates from Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS)
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LA Voz Serie Especial Virtual
Discursos de Educación y COVID-19

Sesión 1: Discurso de Educación a Larga Distancia y Información del Sistema Público Escolar de la Parroquia de Jefferson

Recorded on Friday, April 17th, 10:00 AM / Viernes, 17 de Abril, 10:00 AM

This session is to provide an opportunity to openly share current and up to date information to the Latino community on navigating distance learning for parents and their children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency. It will feature JPPSS administration, teachers and parents who will also share their experiences and tips for navigating this new normal. This session is geared towards the Latino community accessing the public school system in Jefferson Parish and will be conducted in Spanish.
Click Here for the Link to the Recording of this Session

Esta sesión proporciona una oportunidad para abiertamente compartir información actual y al dia a la comunidad Latina para padres de familia que están navegando la educación a larga distancia con sus hijos durante la emergencia del Coronavirus (COVID-19). Contará con representantes de la administración, maestras y padres de familia que compartirán sus experiencias y consejos de cómo navegar este nuevo normal. Esta sesión es orientada a la comunidad Latina en acceder el sistema escolar público de la parroquia de Jefferson y será presentada en Español.
Haga Click Aquí Para Enlace de la Grabación de esta Sección  

JPS is offering  Grab & Go lunch and breakfast options for students.  Information at the link below:

https://www.jpschools.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=173&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=44725&PageID=1

At home learning resources for parents:
https://www.jpschools.org/learnathome

FAQ School Closure and most up to date Caronavirus Info:
https://www.jpschools.org/coronavirus

Homework Hotline (for parents that have any questions)- available 8am-8p.m. (Monday-Friday):
504-349-8999 (Spanish speaking personnel available)

COVID-19 INFORMATION Form LA Association of Charter Schools

Coronavirus (COVID-19) | SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Next group of prevention online trainings from the Louisiana Center for Prevention Resources.

Register at www.subr.edu/lcpr.

Please share to those who might be interested and contact me if you have any questions.

Click here for the flyer

La vida durante la pandemia del coronavirus (COVID-19)

Miércoles, 29 de abril de 2020, 1:00 p.m. EST, Regístrese aquí

Los invitamos a usted y a su comunidad a participar en un seminario virtual en español. Los expertos de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades de Estados Unidos les darán a conocer las ultimas noticias del coronavirus (COVID-19). El seminario virtual, patrocinado en conjunto con el Centro para Iniciativas de Fe y Oportunidades del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos, les dará información importante y actualizada sobre la transmisión y detección del COVID-19, y cómo mantener seguros a sus familiares, a sus amigos y a su comunidad. Hablaremos sobre cómo se pueden preparar para el futuro y les enseñaremos como informarse de manera veraz y confiable.

English Version:
Living Your Life in the Time of Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 1:00 p.m. EST, Register here.

Join this webinar and invite your community to participate in this Spanish language presentation by health experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the Coronavirus situation.  The webinar, co-hosted by the HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, will cover important and up-to-date information about the virus and the COVID-19 disease and how to keep your family, friends, and community safe. You will also learn about resources you can use to educate your community and prepare for the future.

Participate Virtually in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

Stress, Anxiety, and Emotional Support During Emergencies

http://www.dss.state.la.us/page/coronavirus
Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed is common among human service clients, staff, and children during emergencies. The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year national hotline that provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any emergency. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the U.S. and its territories.

Call: (800) 985-5990
Text: TalkWithUs to 66746
Visit: http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov
Like: Disaster Distress Helpline on Facebook
Follow: Disaster Distress on Twitter

SAMHSA Guidance, SUDs Effect on COVID-19 & FDA’s New Cigarette Ruling

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Centro de informacion de pagos de impacto económico

Centro de informacion de pagos de impacto económico

Esto es lo que necesita saber acerca de su pago de impacto económico. Para la mayoría de los contribuyentes, los pagos son automáticos y no necesitan tomar ninguna acción. Esto incluye a los contribuyentes que presentaron declaraciones de impuestos de 2018 y 2019 y la mayoría de las personas mayores y jubilados.

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¿Quién es elegible?

Los residentes de los EE. UU. recibirán el pago de impacto económico de $1,200 por contribuyentes individuales o jefes de familia, y $2,400 por declaración conjunta de casados ​​si no son dependientes de otro contribuyente y tienen un número de Seguro Social elegible para el trabajo con ingresos brutos ajustados (AGI) de hasta:

  • $75,000 para individuos
  • $112,500 para jefes de familia y
  • $150,000 para personas casadas que presentan una declaración conjunta

Los contribuyentes recibirán un pago reducido si su AGI está entre:

  • $75,000 y $99,000 si su estado civil era soltero o casado que presentó por separado
  • 112,500 y $136,500 para jefes de familia
  • $150,000 y $198,000 si su estado civil era casado que presentó una declaración conjunta

El monto del pago reducido se basará en el ingreso bruto ajustado específico de los contribuyentes.
Los jubilados elegibles y los recipientes de los beneficios del Seguro Social, jubilación ferroviaria, discapacidad o para veteranos, así como los contribuyentes que no ganan suficiente dinero para presentar una declaración de impuestos, normalmente recibirán un pago. Esto también incluye a aquellos que no tienen ingresos, así como a aquellos cuyos ingresos provienen completamente de ciertos programas de beneficios, como los beneficios de Seguridad de Ingreso Suplementario.

Los jubilados que reciben beneficios de jubilación del Seguro Social o jubilación ferroviaria también recibirán pagos automáticamente.

¿Quién no es elegible?

Aunque algunos contribuyentes, como los de ingresos altos, no califican para un pago de impacto económico, la mayoría sí.

Los contribuyentes probablemente no calificarán para un pago de impacto económico si alguno de los siguientes aplica:

  • Su ingreso bruto ajustado es mayor de

o    $99,000 si su estado civil era soltero o casado que presentó por separado

o    $136,500 para jefes de familia

o    $198,000 si su estado civil era casado que presentó una declaración conjunta

  • Puede ser reclamado como dependiente en la declaración de otra persona. Por ejemplo, esto incluiría a un hijo, estudiante o dependiente mayor que puede ser reclamado en la declaración de los padres.
  • No tiene un número de Seguro Social válido.
  • Es un extranjero no residente.
  • Presentó el Formulario 1040-NR o el Formulario 1040NR-EZ, el Formulario 1040-PR o el Formulario 1040-SS para 2019.

¿Cuánto vale?

Las personas elegibles con ingresos brutos ajustados de hasta $75,000 para los contribuyentes solteros, $112,500 para los jefes de familia y $150,000 para los contribuyentes casados ​​que presentan una declaración conjunta, son elegibles para el total de $1,200 para individuos y $2,400 para la declaración conjunta de casados. Además, son elegibles para recibir $500 adicionales por hijo calificado.

Para los contribuyentes con ingresos superiores a esos montos, el monto del pago se reduce $5 por cada $100 por encima de los umbrales de $75,000/$112,500/$150,000. Los contribuyentes solteros con ingresos superiores a $99,000, $136,500 para los jefes de familia y $198,000 para los contribuyentes que presentan en conjunto sin hijos, no son elegibles y no recibirán pagos.

¿Necesito tomar acción?

Personas que presentaron una declaración de impuestos para 2019 o 2018

Los contribuyentes no necesitan tomar ninguna acción adicional si:

  • Presentaron sus declaraciones de impuestos este año para 2019. El IRS usará esta información para calcular el monto del pago.
  • No han presentado aún para 2019, pero presentaron una declaración de impuestos federales de 2018. Para estos contribuyentes, el IRS usará su información de las declaraciones de impuestos de 2018 para realizar los cálculos del pago de impacto económico.

Personas que generalmente no están obligadas a presentar una declaración de impuestos

Los beneficiarios del Seguro Social y de jubilación ferroviaria que generalmente no están obligados a presentar una declaración de impuestos no necesitan tomar ninguna acción. El IRS usará la información en el Formulario SSA-1099 y el Formulario RRB-1099 para generar pagos de impacto económico de $1,200 a estas personas, incluso si no presentaron declaraciones de impuestos de 2018 o 2019. Los contribuyentes recibirán estos pagos como depósito directo o por cheque en papel, tal como normalmente recibirían sus beneficios. Los beneficiarios del Seguro de Discapacidad del Seguro Social (SSDI, por sus siglas en inglés) también son parte de este grupo que no necesitan tomar ninguna acción.

Para el Seguro Social, los jubilados ferroviarios y SSDI que tienen hijos calificados, pueden dar un paso adicional para recibir $500 por hijo calificado.

Hay otras personas, como trabajadores de bajos ingresos y ciertos veteranos e individuos con discapacidades que no están obligados a presentar una declaración de impuestos, pero aún son elegibles para los pagos de impacto económico. Los contribuyentes pueden consultar la herramienta en IRS.gov: ¿Debo presentar una declaración de impuestos? (en inglés) – para ver si tienen un requisito de presentación.

Si no tiene que presentar una declaración, use la herramienta “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” para proporcionar información simple para que pueda recibir su pago.

Beneficiarios del pago: busquen una carta del IRS

Por razones de seguridad, el IRS planifica enviar una carta por correo acerca del pago de impacto económico a la última dirección conocida del contribuyente dentro de los 15 días después que se realizó el pago. La carta proporcionará información acerca de cómo se realizó el pago y cómo informar cualquier incumplimiento para recibir el pago. Si un contribuyente no está seguro de que recibió una carta legítima, el IRS insta a los contribuyentes a visitar IRS.gov primero para protegerse contra los estafadores.

Evite estafas relacionadas con pagos económicos, COVID-19

El IRS insta a los contribuyentes a estar atentos a los estafadores que intentan usar los pagos de impacto económico como encubrimiento para esquemas para robar información personal y dinero. Recuerde, el IRS no lo llamará, enviará mensajes de texto, le enviará un correo electrónico o se comunicará con usted en los medios sociales para solicitarle información personal o de su cuenta bancaria, incluso en relación con los pagos de impacto económico. Además, tenga cuidado con los correos electrónicos con archivos adjuntos o enlaces que afirman tener información especial acerca de pagos o reembolsos de impacto económico.

Economic Impact Payment Information Center

Economic Impact Payment Information Center

Here is what you need to know about your Economic Impact Payment. For most taxpayers, payments are automatic, and no further action is needed. This includes taxpayers who filed tax returns in 2018 and 2019 and most seniors and retirees.

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Who is eligible?

U.S. residents will receive the Economic Impact Payment of $1,200 for individual or head of household filers, and $2,400 for married filing jointly if they are not a dependent of another taxpayer and have a work eligible Social Security number with adjusted gross income up to:

  • $75,000 for individuals
  • $112,500 for head of household filers and
  • $150,000 for married couples filing joint returns

Taxpayers will receive a reduced payment if their AGI is between:

  • $75,000 and $99,000 if their filing status was single or married filing separately
  • 112,500 and $136,500 for head of household
  • $150,000 and $198,000 if their filing status was married filing jointly

The amount of the reduced payment will be based upon the taxpayers specific adjusted gross income.

Eligible retirees and recipients of Social Security, Railroad Retirement, disability or veterans’ benefits as well as taxpayers who do not make enough money to normally have to file a tax return will receive a payment. This also includes those who have no income, as well as those whose income comes entirely from certain benefit programs, such as Supplemental Security Income benefits.

Retirees who receive either Social Security retirement or Railroad Retirement benefits will also receive payments automatically.

Who is not eligible?

Although some filers, such as high-income filers, will not qualify for an Economic Impact Payment, most will.

Taxpayers likely won’t qualify for an Economic Impact Payment if any of the following apply:

  • Your adjusted gross income is greater than

o    $99,000 if your filing status was single or married filing separately

o    $136,500 for head of household

o    $198,000 if your filing status was married filing jointly

  • You can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s return. For example, this would include a child, student or older dependent who can be claimed on a parent’s return.
  • You do not have a valid Social Security number.
  • You are a nonresident alien.
  • You filed Form 1040-NR or Form 1040NR-EZ, Form 1040-PR or Form 1040-SS for 2019.

How much is it worth?

Eligible individuals with adjusted gross income up to $75,000 for single filers, $112,500 for head of household filers and $150,000 for married filing jointly are eligible for the full $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 married filing jointly. In addition, they are eligible for an additional $500 per qualifying child.

For filers with income above those amounts, the payment amount is reduced by $5 for each $100 above the $75,000/$112,500/$150,000 thresholds. Single filers with income exceeding $99,000, $136,500 for head of household filers and $198,000 for joint filers with no children are not eligible and will not receive payments.

Do I need to take action?

People who filed a tax return for 2019 or 2018

No additional action is needed by taxpayers who:

  • have already filed their tax returns this year for 2019. The IRS will use this information to calculate the payment amount.
  • haven’t filed yet for 2019 but filed a 2018 federal tax return. For these taxpayers the IRS will use their information from 2018 tax filings to make the Economic Impact Payment calculations.

People who aren’t typically required to file a tax return

Social Security and Railroad Retirement recipients who are not typically required to file a tax return need to take no action. The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to generate Economic Impact Payments of $1,200 to these individuals even if they did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019. Recipients will receive these payments as a direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients are also part of this group who don’t need to take action.

For Social Security, Railroad retirees and SSDI who have qualifying children, they can take an additional step to receive $500 per qualifying child.

There are other individuals such as low-income workers and certain veterans and individuals with disabilities who aren’t required to file a tax return, but they are still eligible for the Economic Impact Payments. Taxpayers can check the IRS.gov tool – Do I Need to File a Tax Return? – to see if  they have a filing requirement.

If you don’t have to file, use the “Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here” application to provide simple information so you can get your payment.

Payment recipients: watch for an IRS letter

For security reasons, the IRS plans to mail a letter about the economic impact payment to the taxpayer’s last known address within 15 days after the payment is paid. The letter will provide information on how the payment was made and how to report any failure to receive the payment. If a taxpayer is unsure they’re receiving a legitimate letter, the IRS urges taxpayers to visit IRS.gov first to protect against scam artists.

Avoid scams related to economic payments, COVID-19

The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for scam artists trying to use the economic impact payments as cover for schemes to steal personal information and money. Remember, the IRS will not call , text you, email you or contact you on social media  asking for personal or bank account information – even related to the economic impact payments. Also, watch out for emails with attachments or links claiming to have special information about economic impact payments or refunds.

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Covid-19 Community Resources

DIRECT HELP OFFERED

Free Application Assistance & SBA Relief Funding for Business Owners of Color

  • LaunchNOLA, a program of ThriveNOLA, in partnership with Hope Credit Union (HOPE) and Propeller, are here to support you in getting your applications together TODAY, so you can be at the top of the line to submit your application through HOPE when the portal opens.
  • To request assistance to complete either your PPP or EIDL applications, please take 1 minute to complete this form here. In addition, click here (https://calendly.com/thrive-phyllis) to schedule an appointment with an application expert TODAY. If you have difficulty with the scheduling link, please call 504-319-5450.
  • Questions on submitting a request form? Please reach out to Chuck Morse at chuck@thrivenola.org.

APPLY FOR RELIEF

PPP Loans with LiftFund

  • LiftFund is now offering PPP Loans for the following:

·       Sole-Proprietorships, LLC(Single-member also) C-Corp, S-Corp, and Non-Profits along with individuals that have 1099’s

·       We will need proof of 1099’s, Schedule C 2019, K-1’s, 940’s & 941’s for larger companies breakdown of payroll with benefits

·       We will loan from $500.00 to $250,000.00

·       Loans will have a deferment of 6 months with 1% interest rate for 24 months

·       In 8 weeks if companies show 75% of loan proceeds go to Payroll & 25% loan proceeds go to utilities, rent and interest payments – loan may be forgiven.

GENERAL RESOURCES

RIDE New Orleans

  • Did you know the average New Orleans bus rider can only reach 12 percent of the region’s jobs in 30 minutes-or-less?
  • The New Links regional transit network redesign was launched to fix this and many other problems with our regional transit system.
  • But what ideas are being discussed for Uptown, Central City, and other neighborhoods with high bus ridership? What changes should riders be thinking about? What does the COVID-19 emergency mean for potential changes?
  • Join Ride New Orleans and special guests District A Councilmember Joe Giarrusso and District B Councilmember Jay Banks Thursday, April 30 at either 12 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. for a New Links digital town hall specifically focused on two neighborhoods where transit is essential.
  • RSVP to get log-in/call-in information

New Links Uptown/Central City/Mid-City/Hollygrove Digital Town Hall Afternoon

Thursday, April 30, 12:00 -12:30

RSVP to get log-in information

New Links Uptown/Central City/Mid-City/Hollygrove Digital Town Hall Evening

Thursday, April 30, 5:30 – 6:00

RSVP to get log-in information

Energy Smart

  • Energy Smart is busy adjusting to the new normal! We have opened an online marketplace  where any residents can go to get discounts on energy efficiency products, as well as FREE  free energy efficiency kits and free wifi thermostats,  . During Earth Day/Week we are promoting additional discounts on ecobee Smart Thermostats.  See the flyer attached!
  • “Energy Smart is helping New Orleans Parish residents join in the Earth Day celebrations this year right from home with energy-saving tools. Today until April 29, when you visit shop.energysmartnola.com you can save $$$ on smart thermostats and LED lights, get a free energy efficiency kit or even grab a free Wi-Fi thermostat.”

Support Liberty’s Kitchen!

  • We’re safely and responsibly back in the kitchen to bring our delicious dishes directly to your house! We now have Family Dinner meals available that serve 4-5 people each. The meals we are currently making are:
    • Chicken Marsala with Macaroni & Cheese and Green Beans: Tender white meat chicken and rich mushroom marsala sauce served with creamy macaroni & cheese and sauteed green beans.
    • Traditional Red Beans & Rice: A New Orleans classic dish of red beans, pork and trinity seasoning slow simmered to creamy perfection served with fluffy white rice.
  • Each order comes with 2 family meals that feed 4-5 people each meal. Designed and prepared by Liberty’s Kitchen. Visit www.topboxfoods.com to order by Thursday, April 30th for delivery on Friday (May 1st)  or Saturday (May 2nd)!

JOB OPENINGS

Just Kids Dental – Bilingual Front Office Staff

  • Just Kids Dental in both New Orleans and Kenner are looking for a couple of Bi-lingual front office staff. No experience necessary, will train but of course front office medical/dental experience is a plus. Salary based on experience but between $10 – $15 and hour.
  • They can send a resume to me at koplinger@ihallc.com or call for more details at 912.223.7228


 

Job Opportunity: Bilingual Front Office Staff @ Just Kids Dental in New Orleans and Kenner

Just Kids Dental in both New Orleans and Kenner are looking for a couple of Bi-lingual front office staff. No experience necessary, will train but of course front office medical/dental experience is a plus. Salary based on experience but between $10 – $15 and hour.

They can send a resume to me at koplinger@ihallc.com

Or call for more details at 912.223.7228

Thank you for sharing with your wonderful Community Partners.

 

Kay S. Oplinger, MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Integrated Healthcare Alliance, LLC

3502 South Carrollton Avenue, Suite A

New Orleans, LA 70118

504.410.3051 (office)

912.223.7228 (cell)

koplinger@ihallc.com