The California Mortgage Relief Program is funded by the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act’s Homeowners Assistance Fund. It was designed to provide assistance to qualified homeowners who have fallen behind on their housing payments or property tax payments due to pandemic-related financial hardships. Funds do not have to be paid back and the program is free. Funds are distributed on a first come first serve basis.
The Guaranteed Basic Income pilot program aims to alleviate financial stressors felt by pregnant and parenting families with young children in Sonoma County, particularly those low-income and BIPOC families who were already vulnerable or marginalized prior to the pandemic. The Pathway to Income Equity program will award 305 randomly selected qualifying Sonoma County residents $500 a month for 2 years.