Housing is Key

Visit California's Covid-19 rental relief website.

A new law went into effect August 31, which is a partial eviction moratorium, the result of a last-minute push by state legislators to prevent struggling renters from being kicked out of their homes, read more about it here:

Tenant Protection Guidelines For California Residents

Apply For Unemployment Benefits (EDD) 

Apply for assistance with paying Utility Bills: 

CARE and FERA are PG&E discount programs that help eligible low income customers pay their energy bills.

California LIHEAP
aids low income households and families that need are unable to pay for the cost of heating and cooling bills. Energy assistance is provided as a one-time financial assistance or as emergency assistance, such as after a household receives a disconnect notice from a utility company. Additionally, the program provides eligible households with free weatherization upgrades in order to lower monthly utility bills moving forward.

The city of Fort Bragg anticipates receiving funding to help offset water and sewer bills. We will update when funds become available.

Legal Services of Northern California serving Mendocino County: toll free 707-877-529-7700. Help with evictions, court orders, custody issues and more. A free legal service to low income community members.

North Coast Opportunities: People to People. This fund is to help people who are not receiving assistance from other federal or state programs. Please go to for more information or call 707-687-9817 and leave a confidential message. Your information will be protected.

Community Resources