CAP Sonoma County creates Disaster Relief Housing Assistance Fund to address immediate housing needs

SANTA ROSA, CA (October 19, 2017)Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP) has established the Disaster Relief Housing Assistance Fund (DRHA) to address the immediate housing needs of displaced low-income families and those unqualified to receive FEMA funding in Sonoma County. This Fund is also provided to support those whose sources of income were lost or substantially lapsed due to the fires.

Modeled on a parallel program at CAP, the DRHA will provide short term rental assistance up to three months, with a maximum allotment of $900/ month/ household. The fund is also able to provide one-time security deposit assistance up to $1600 per household.

Rental assistance funds can be used for hotel rooms, room rental, apartment or home rent, RV or mobile home park rentals. Case managers will work with clients to determine the monetary need up to the limits that have been established by the fund.

Interested clients should fill out an intake form at the Community Action Partnership table at the Local Assistance Center located in the Press Democrat Building, at 427 Mendocino Avenue in downtown Santa Rosa.

CAP has already secured funds in excess of $100,000 dedicated to the Disaster Relief Housing Assistance Fund, thanks to the Resilience Fund at Community Foundation Sonoma County and private donations. Based on applications collected during this week at the LAC, we estimate that the need could reach $500,000 for supporting low-income families to rebuild their lives through housing assistance.

Parties interested in donating to the Fund can contact CAP Donor Relations Manager Clay Daulton at (707) 544-6911, x1005 or cdaulton@capsonoma.org.

About Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County: CAP Sonoma County has been dedicated to eradicating poverty and serving low income families and individuals since 1967. We create strong partnerships with community and government agencies to empower low income families through four program areas: community engagement, health and wellness, education and financial stability. Visit us at www.capsonoma.org.

CAP Sonoma County contact: Clay Daulton – Donor Relations Manager –
cdaulton@capsonoma.org, 707-544-6911 x1005
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