I would like to send out my warmest support and prayers as our local, national, and international communities deal with COVID-19 (corona virus). I understand that this can be a stressful time filled with uncertainty and anxiety, which is why I would like to reiterate that I am always available to answer any of your questions or concerns.
Below are some helpful resources to keep you informed.
We're all in this together,
Resources and Assistance
Unemployment Assistance Website: https://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/
Emergency Paid Leave Website: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave
Screening Website: https://hawaiicovid19.com/screening/
Taxes Federal Income Tax deadlines to file and pay federal income taxes extended to July 15, 2020. Website: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
State Income Tax deadlines to file and pay state income taxes extended to July 20, 2020. Website: www.tax.hawaii.gov
Small Business Assistance/SB Loans SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Website: https://www.sba.gov/ https://invest.hawaii.gov/sba-economic-injury-disaster-loan-program/
Homeowners The forbearance will be granted for 180 days and may be extended for up to another 180 days at the borrower’s request. Website: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/find-a-housing-counselor/
Renters For 120 days after enactment of the CARES Act, property owners are prohibited from filing for eviction against or charging any fees for unpaid rent and fees to a tenant in properties with federally guaranteed loans or participating in federal housing programs. Property owners must also issue a notice to tenants to vacate 30 days before an eviction and the notice to vacate cannot be issued during this 120-day period. Website: https://www.legalaidhawaii.org/
Kūpuna Info Hawai‘i Meals on Wheels is dedicated to helping kūpuna and individuals with disabilities preserve their independence at home by providing hot, nutritious meals and regular personal contact. Website: www.hmow.org
Moreover, here are some helpful phone numbers if you are in need of assistance:
Aloha United Way Helpline: 211
Longs/CVS Rx Free Next-day Delivery: 913-6996
Lanakila Meals on Wheels: 356-8519
Hawaii Meals on Wheels: 988-6747
During this time, the blood bank of Hawaii is in urgent need of blood donations.
If you are healthy and feeling well please consider signing up to donate here:
Support Our Small Businesses
The Curb Kaimuki
3408 Waialae Ave.
Pipeline Bakeshop and Creamery
3632 Waialae Ave., #102
Big City Diner
3565 Waialae Ave.
Kim Chee II
3221 Waialae Ave.
North Shore Grinds
1429 10th Ave.
The Surfing Pig
3605 Waialae Ave.
Jose's Mexican Restaurant
1134 Koko Head Ave.
Happy Days Chinese Food
3552 Waialae Ave.
3601 Waialae Ave.
Brew'd Craft Pub
3552 Waialae Ave.
3457 Waialae Ave.