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Temporary Housing

Statewide Hotel Program: At our urging, Governor Newsom took action to address our housing needs by rolling out a program that provides hotel rooms close to our facilities for healthcare workers who have been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19. Click here to learn more and begin the application process.

To be eligible, you must:

    • Work at a healthcare facility in California
    • Have possible exposure to patients or individuals who may have COVID-19 documented by a state or county public health official or medical professional
    • Not have the ability to self-isolate or quarantine at home

Cost: For all but the highest earning of our members, the hotel rooms will be fully paid for by the program.

Kaiser Members: We’ve negotiated with Kaiser Permanente to secure hotel lodging for employees working at least 20 hours per week (including per diems) who have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are working long shifts. Click here to learn more about this benefit and how to apply.

Temporary Lodging Through Airbnb: We’ve launched a program in partnership with Airbnb to make available to SEIU-UHW members in good standing a limited number of no-cost lodgings so we can self-isolate between shifts to protect our loved ones from exposure to infection. Click here to learn more and apply.

Temporary RV Lodging: We’ve connected with a nationwide organization called RVs for MDs, which makes RVs available as temporary housing for healthcare workers trying to keep our families safe as we treat COVID-19 patients. Click here to learn more and apply.

Tenant Rights

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