Rebuild Paradise Foundation’s Missing Middle Grant offers up to $5,000 to help qualified low and middle-income residents tackle some of the barriers to building their home anywhere in the Camp Fire footprint. Upon eligibility, grant funding is awarded as reimbursement for the following: $2,000 (max) for survey costs, $2,000 (max) for architecture/engineering fees, and $1,000 (max) for water related expenses. For more details, click the link to the application, or visit rebuildparadise.org.
Rebuild Paradise Foundation’s Septic Infrastructure Grant offers up to $7,500 as reimbursement for qualified low-income households and up to $3,500 as reimbursement for middle-income households. Upon eligibility, grant funding is awarded as payment to the applicant(s) for septic-related expenses. For more details, click the link to the application, or visit rebuildparadise.org.
The Town of Paradise currently has funds available to assist households with the reconstruction or repair of their home in Paradise.
The Town offers a deferred, low-interest loan to eligible homeowners for housing rehabilitation. Housing repairs can include reconstruction of a home damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire, correcting any unsafe or unsanitary conditions, and eliminating code violations. There are qualifications that the homeowner must meet, including certain income limits and ownership of the home prior to the Camp Fire. There are also qualifications that the property must meet; for example, the property must be within Paradise Town Limits, be valued under $339,150 after-reconstruction/rehabilitation, and be able to pass all State and local codes and ordinances given a per-unit subsidy limit.
The Income Limits for the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation program are based on the number of people in the household; exact figures can be found on the Town’s website at https://www.townofparadise.com/index.php/our-government/departments/housing/owner- occupied-housing-rehabilitation. For more detailed information, please visit the Town’s website or call Housing Services at (530) 872-6291 x122.
The intent of the Town’s housing programs is to implement local housing strategies designed to increase affordable housing opportunities for moderate- and low-income citizens. The Town of Paradise is pledged to the letter and the spirit of the United States policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. The Town encourages and supports an affirmative program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin.
For more information, please contact:
Kate Anderson, Housing Program Manager
(530) 872-6291 x 122
Was your septic system or well damaged? Do you need to remove trees or make other repairs? USDA can help. Loan and Grant Options Available Now to Rural Homeowners:
-Defer current-year payment of property taxes on their principal residence.
-Homeowners who are seniors, blind, or have a disability.
-Must have 40% equity in their home AND an annual household income of $35,500 or less to qualify. To learn more visit https://www.sco.ca.gov/ardtax_prop_tax_postponement.html
This newsletter is designed to keep you informed of the ongoing recovery efforts as we rebuild Paradise. Each week you will receive a newsletter with events, current numbers (building permits, etc.), current topics and a weekly Q&A.
Occasionally, we may send out an extra newsletter pertaining to an upcoming event or important information.