LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A website set up by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office for low-income residents to apply for prepaid debit cards was crashing Tuesday.
Staff members Garcetti’s office say they’re working to fix the website after the debit card program launched earlier this morning.
As of midday Tuesday, the site appeared to be down.
ANGELENO CARD UPDATE. HCIDLA requests your patience while we improve the site capacity. Our site is overwhelmed by the thousands of ppl attempting to access the app simultaneously. We apologize for the inconvenience. Try again later. pic.twitter.com/NlQWeS6mdZ
— HCIDLA (@HCIDLA) April 14, 2020
The Angeleno Card program provides debit cards with $700-$1,500 for residents with incomes below the poverty line prior to the Safer at Home orders and those who have fallen into “deeper” hardship due to reduced work hours or have had their incomes cut by at least 50%.