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Wildfire Recovery Housing Grants Available Grant Applications are due by Wednesday, November 14th

Nov. 12, 2018 | Napa County

 

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A second round of grant funding is now available to Napa County residents whose ability to obtain, maintain, or restore housing was impacted by the 2017 wildfires. The Golden State Finance Authority, in partnership with Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), has generously funded this grant opportunity. Napa County previously distributed $248,500 in funds and has $130,000 available to distribute before the end of the calendar year.

Grant funds are available to cover costs related to securing or maintaining safe, sanitary, and stable housing following the 2017 wildfires. Eligible households must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Displaced from primary residence for 30 days or more (owner or renter) due to the 2017 wildfires. This includes renters displaced from their primary residence by a landlord needing the property due to wildfire displacement.
  • Households experiencing loss of income impairing their ability to obtain or maintain housing due to the 2017 wildfires.

Grant funds are available in $500 increments up to $2,500. Eligible expenses include rental assistance, utility bills, and home reconstruction repairs. Applicants may submit work orders or apply for reimbursement for expenses incurred since October 2017.

Applications are available in English and Spanish at www.countyofnapa.org. Applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Applicants can call (707) 299- 1975 or email jennifer.palmer@countyofnapa.org with questions.

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