Disaster Relief Assistance Fund

In response to the devastating wildfires that overtook Sonoma County on the evening of October 16, 2017, Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAPSC) responded to community need by creating the Disaster Relief Housing Assistance Fund (DRHA). Thanks to some amazing funders, our agency is able to provide rental and deposit assistance to those immediately affected by the wildfires in Sonoma County.

The Disaster Relief Assistance Fund may be able to provide:

  • Short term rental assistance per household.
  • One time security deposit assistance (within set limits) per household.
  • Assistance with replacing lost or damaged goods.

Rental assistance can be used for room rental, hotel rooms, 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.

Eligibility:

  • Households who lost their housing and/or source of income due to the fire
  • Assistance must be used to reside in Sonoma County
  • Low-income families with children
  • Households not eligible for FEMA
  • Intakes questionnaire may be filled out at the Community Action Partnership office, 141 Stony Circle, Suite 210, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or by phone 707-544-6911 .

*Published Sonoma County poverty levels will be used to determine low-income eligibility.

Eligibility Verification:

Once initial intake form has been filled out and if participants meet initial eligibility requirements, they will be contacted and asked to fill out a formal application. Participants will need to provide proof of identification and Sonoma County residency through any of the following documents:

  • Copy of Local Assistance Center intake form
  • Photo ID
  • Utility bill or other mail showing name and previous address

Other information may be needed to provide assistance and will be requested during the formal application process. Application completion IS NOT a guarantee of aid and is dependent on availability of funds.

Contact email: DRHA@capsonoma.org

ROC Resource Center

Thanks to a generous donation from Tipping Point Fire Relief Fund, CAP Sonoma is proud to host the new ROC Resource Center. As part of our collaboration with various community agencies who are helping fire survivors recover, we have a dedicated site where fire survivors can access resources and get linked into the disaster case management system for long-term recovery needs. For more information visit www.rocsonomacounty.org, call us at (707) 535-3349 or visit the ROC Resource Center at 141 Stony Circle, Suite 204, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

Funding

To date, we have received funding from the Resilience Fund at Community Foundation Sonoma County and our current housing program funder (anonymous).  Thank you to our current funders: North Bay Fire Relief Fund, Community Foundation of Sonoma County, HCA Family Fund, King Ridge Foundation, Community First Credit Union, FHL Bank San Francisco, and other private donors. We anticipate that there will be an extraordinary need during this recovery period, and believe that need may total over $500K for this program and we are continuing to seek additional funds. If you or anyone you know would like to donate to this fund, please contact Kathy Kane at (707)-544-6911 Ext. 1091