Project Go Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance
Assists homeowners and renters in residential homes with past due electric bills. Also includes an “energy audit” which may result in home improvements such as insulating doors and windows, installing ceiling fans, and replacing old appliances (refrigerators, microwaves, etc) with newer energy efficient models. To Qualify: Call Project Go 1-888-524-5705 and leave message.
Electric Rate Assistance Program
Provides a 15% discount on electric rates to households meeting financial eligibility guidelines. To Qualify: Total Household income for 1 person must less than or equal to 20,050, for 2 people 22,900, for 3 people 25,800, etc. To apply call (916) 774-5270.
PG&E: PG&E offers two energy assistance programs, plus the Reach Program
California Alternate Rate for Energy (CARE)
The CARE program provides low-income consumers in California a 20% discount on their gas and electricity bills, and CARE participants are exempt from recent electric rate increases. To Qualify: An annual income of less than $22,000 for a household of 1 or 2 persons, 25,900 for 3 persons, and 5,200 for each additional household member. To apply call toll free 1-866-PGE-CARE.
Provides a rate reduction on up to 500 kilowatt hours of electricity and/or 25 therms of gas per month. To Qualify: A licensed medical doctor must certify that a full time resident of your home has a medical condition that requires special heating or cooling equipment/conditions to sustain the patients life. To apply call 1-800-743-5000
The REACH Program Through the Salvation Army
A one time energy assistance program (for PG&E) to help low-income customers, particularly the elderly, disabled, sick, working poor and unemployed, pay for their energy needs. Assistance is available once yearly, but exceptions are made for seniors, the physically challenged and the terminally ill. To Qualify: Applicants income must not exceed 150 percent of the federal poverty guidelines (i.e., monthly income after taxes should not exceed $1,451 for a family of two, $1,829 for a family of three, and $2,206 for a family of four). To apply call or visit your local Salvation Army Office: Auburn (530) 889-3990, Roseville (916) 784-3233, Colfax (530) 346-2722.
Universal Life Line
Provides a reduced rate for local unlimited service, currently 5.34 monthly. To Qualify: Family must meet the following income guidelines—1-2 persons $18,800, 3 persons, 22,200, 4 persons 26,700, and for each additional family member add 4,500. To apply call 1-800-310-2355.
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Formerly called Section 8)
Provides rental subsidies to low and very low-income households throughout Placer County, except in the City of Roseville. Not currently accepting applications, their web-site does say that they will be taking new applications in 2002. Check local newspapers or call the Housing Choice Voucher Program message machine (530) 889-7971 for new application dates.
Provides emergency rental/housing assistance to low income families. For contact information see above “REACH” listing.
The Salt Mine
Provides emergency rental/housing assistance to low income families (when funds are available). Call (916) 645-3778.
St. Vincent de Paul
Provides emergency rental/housing assistance to individuals and families living in Placer County. Call (916) 781-3303
Roseville Housing Assistance
(For more information or to apply for any of the following programs call (916) 774-5270 or visit their website: http://www.roseville.ca.us/.
First Time Buyer Down Payment Assistance Program
Designed to promote home ownership for low income, first time buyers (no home ownership in the last three years, except mobile home not fixed to a permanent foundation), displaced homemakers, and single parents.
City’s Housing Rehabilitation Program
Provides low-income homeowners up to $40,000, through a combination of low interest loans and grants, to make health and safety repairs to their home.
Section 8 Rental Assistance Program
Provides approximately 70% of rental costs for low-income families. Also includes the Homeless Program for homeless families actively participating in the Home Start Program (transitional housing) and the Family Self Sufficiency Program which provides assistance to households who are working to become free of any type of public assistance (includes a five year contract).
Communality Access Center
Based out of CSUS, counseling services are provided by advanced graduate students in the Department of Counselor Education. Costs are $65 dollars for one semester (14 sessions). Call 916-278-6252.
Placer County Access
Placer County Mental Health Services provided on a sliding scale basis. Accepts MediCal. Call 530-886-5401.
Heart to Heart
For Gay and Bisexual men who are living with HIV and AIDS. Meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., at CARES. Facilitated by Sean Benedict, MA, MFC. For info call (916) 447-7063 ext 336
Sunburst Projects Women's Group
For HIV positive women, to learn about health, nutrition, legal issues, medication, and support Meets every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 2143 Hurley Way, ste. 240, Sacramento, CA 95825.