December 9, 2023 - The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) report homeowners affected by 2017 and 2018 wildfires, mudflow, and debris flows have until December 31, 2023, to complete the first required step of the process – submitting the Disaster Housing Needs Assistance survey available on the ReCoverCA website. Once submitted, eligible homeowners will be contacted by a case manager and invited to submit a full application. The deadline to submit the completed application is January 31, 2024.
Eligible applicants must have owned and occupied a single-family or manufactured home affected by a 2017 or 2018 federally declared natural disaster in the following counties: Butte, Lake, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Sonoma, Ventura, and Yuba. Eligibility has been recently expanded to include applicants making up 120% of the area median income, with priority going to lower-income households.
ReCoverCA funds are meant to help repair or reconstruct primary residences after all other funding, including insurance and settlements, is exhausted. To date, the ReCoverCA program has issued 99 grant awards totaling $32 million to help rebuild homes.
Homeowners are encouraged to complete the survey, even if they are unsure if they are eligible for ReCoverCA funds. Interested applicants can find valuable resources and program information in English and Spanish on the ReCoverCA website.
Homeowners affected by the 2020 wildfires also can now apply for ReCoverCA funds. Please visit the ReCoverCA website for more information.
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The Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) is a thirty-seven member county strong service organization that champions policies on behalf of California’s rural counties. RCRC is dedicated to representing the collective unique interests of its membership, providing legislative and regulatory representation at the State and Federal levels, and providing responsible services for its members to enhance and protect the quality of life in rural California counties. To learn more about RCRC, visit rcrcnet.org and follow @RuralCounties on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) Report Deadline Approaching for Homeowners Affected by Natural Disasters in 2017 and 2018 to Apply for Grants to Rebuild