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FREE FRESH PRODUCE - Walk Up Events - (25 pound Bags)

July 8, August 12, September 9 & October 28 - 7515 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys (818) 627-3424

July 22, August 26 & September 23 - 1212 Pico St., San Fernando (818) 627-4755


 FREE LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY FOR KIDS (18 and under) June 14 - August 6

 LACountyLibrary.org/SummerLunch


 NOTE: The BaNC is currently closed to in-person services on both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses. 

To contact us directly at this time, please email Brenda.Clarke@canyons.edu


  The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is promoting the state’s new CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program.

To learn if you are eligible and/or how to receive benefits please visit:

Housing is Key

Remote Services:

BaNC Zoom Room Office Hours  

 
 
 
 


Please use the buttons below to access community resource information.  

 

  • CalFresh Checklist

    1. Check your eligibility by submitting the pre-screening application (not actual CalFresh application)
    2. Make an appoinment with a BaNC representative to apply for CalFresh
    3. Do you have any questions regarding CalFresh? If so, check out the FAQ
  • CalFresh Application


     

    211 LA: temporary COVID-19 food support and food assistance/benefits in LA county


    Food Pantry List


    SCV Service Center

    - Must make an appointment to receive, basic information needed, allowed to receive 2x a month (every 2 weeks)

    - 2611 Bouquet Canyon Rd. Suite #H-1, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

    - (661) 294-0070


     Child Development Institute

    - Free fruits and vegetables on an appointment basis (check flyer for more info) 

    Free Fruits and Vegetables

  •  Laptop & Hotspot Loans as well as a printing service (10 pages free daily)

    Check to see if there is a LA county library near you that offers these services!   

  • For more information about clothing availability, please contact banc@canyons.edu 
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    Emergency Housing Voucher

    EHVs are tenant-based rental assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program


     SHARE!

    Shared rental homes available in Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Culver City area

    (877) 742-7349


     VOA 

    Are able to provide rent 10-30% below market


    Bridge to Home

    23752 Newhall Ave.
    Santa Clarita, CA 91321
    Office (661) 254-4663


    The Village

    The BaNC partners with The Village (a Non-Profit Organization) to offer the Campus Peer Navigator Program 

    • Connecting students to community resources 
    • Improving linkages and referrals between college student and homeless services providers across Los Angeles County 

    Students who need help accessing housing services and community resources in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys can email Bridgette Zarazua, Campus Peer Navigator, at brigettezq@thevillagefs.org


      Aunt Bertha 

    You can find possible housing resources near you!


     211 LA

    • Housing expense assistance
    • Landlord/tenant assistance
    • Homeless support services
    • Emergency housing and shelter

     CA COVID-19 Rent Relief 

    • Eligible households who need financial assistance for unpaid rent and utilities can now apply for help through the CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program. Those who have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19, have past due rent or utilities, and have a household income that is not more than 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI), may be eligible to receive help to pay past due or future rent and utilities from the state of California. Landlords and renters can now verify eligibility by visiting Housing.ca.gov, or by calling 833-430-2122, and if eligible, apply.
  • You may be eligible for discounted rates regarding WI-FI, electronics, and household utilities! 

    • Up to $200 of utilities paid. Must inquire within. 

      - 2611 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Suite #H-1, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

      - (661) 294-0070

    •  

       Hot Spot Locator   

       

    • AT&T offers affordable WI-FI and hot-spots to SNAP, Head Start and/or National School Lunch participants, or have family members who receive SSI

    • As a student you can get discounted prices on software, electronics, and accesories.


       Laptop & Hotspot Loans as well as a printing service (10 pages free daily)

      Check to see if there is a LA county library near you that offers these services!  


       As a COC student you can download Office suite from your my canyons for free!

    • Water Softner Removal Rebate for SCV Water customers 

      -$150 rebate and free removal


       Other Rebates which include lawn, smart contoller, pool covers, and soil moisture sensors can be inquired


       WaterSMART Workshop, if completed $20 in bill credit will be given  


      Free Residential Virtual Home Check Ups via Zoom

      -evaluation of water use

      -evaluation of irrigation system

      -leak inspection

      -free water efficiency kit

      -final report with rebates and incentives that apply 

      SCV Water - Residential


      Free Residential Efficiency Kit 

      Includes: shower head, faucet aerators, hose nozzles, toilet flapper, and leak detector tablet packs

      *1 kit per account*

      Can be picked up at:

      Newhall legacy customers – 23780 North Pine Street  |  (661) 294-0828
      Santa Clarita legacy customers – 26521 Summit Circle  |  (661) 259-2737
      Valencia legacy customers – 24631 Avenue Rockefeller  |  (661) 294-0828

    • SoCal Edison offers a variety of assistance programs for its' customers

      • Allowance of an additional 16.5 kWh of electricity/day for households with baseline equipment

      SoCal Gas

      The following webpage has links to their assistance programs which include:

      • Emergency Rent/Utility Bill Relief
      • CARE
      • Savings Program
      • Medical Baseline Allowance
      • Past Due Bill Forgiveness 
      • One Time Grant Money
      • RES DI
      • LIHEAP
    •  Spectrum Internet Assist

      Requirements:

      One or more members of your household must be a recipient of one of the following assistance programs

      • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
      •  Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) of the NSLP
      •  Supplemental Security Income (for applicants age 65+ only)

      Features:

      • Free Internet modem
      •  High-speed Internet at 30 Mbps (Wireless speeds may vary)
      •  No data caps
      •  No contracts
      •  Optional in-home WiFi service at $5/mo
    • Boost Mobile is giving a $15 discount towards pre-paid cell phone plans for CARE participants

  • Transportation TAP Cards  

    -  Discounted rates for METRO based on income eligibity

    - Check the website for pass rates and income eligibility guide


     English Application: Metro App

    Send your application to Fame by  email or mail to 

    1968 W. Adams Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90018


     Aplicación en Español: App de Metro

    Envíe su solicitud a Fame por correo electrónico  o por correo a 

    1968 W. Adams Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90018


    For More Information:

    LIFE

  • Monetary Donation Instructions 

    1. Complete online form
    2. In the Donation Designation section of the online form, select "Other" in the drop-down box on the "Direct My Donations To" line
    3. Type "BaNC" in the box on the "Other Donation" line
    4. Complete all other fields that apply
    5. Submit

     COC Employee Payroll Deduction Instructions

    College of the Canyons employees can make monthly or one-time donation to the BaNC.  Request a payroll deduction form via email Brenda.Clarke@canyons.edu

    Food Donation Suggestions...

    • Nuts/Seeds/Trail Mix (individual packs)
    • Unsweetened applesauce, pudding (individual cups)
    • Whole grain granola bars (Individual bars)
    • Individually wrapped beef jerky sticks
    • Instant oatmeal (individual cups)
    • Crackers (Individual packets)
    • Pull top canned fruit in water or juice (not syrup)
    • Preserved fruit (individual cups)
    • Individual boxes of cereals (under 7 grams of sugar at least 3 grams of fiber)
    • Individual bags of chips/Chex-Mix/ Pretzels, etc.  
    • Single serve, microwavable meals
    • Pull top canned tuna, chicken, etc.
    • Instant low-sodium soups (pull tops)
    • Mac N' Cheese
    • Ravioli/Lasagna/Beef Ravioli/Spaghetti & Meatballs
    • Ramen
    • Canned vegetables, soups, chili, etc. (pull tops preferred)
  • NOTE: The BaNC is currently closed to in-person services on both the Valencia and Canyon Country campuses. 

    The Basic Needs Center (BaNC) provides the following services...

    • Food – grab-and-go snack items, single serve items, and canned good groceries
    • Clothing – including seasonal clothing & business attire for interviews
    • Personal Hygiene Products
    • CalFresh and Medi-Cal sign-up Assistance
    • Shower Kits for On-Campus Shower Facilities (Valencia campus only)
    • Housing Referral Assistance