Santa Cruz County Fire Resources

Aug 27, 2020

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY UPDATES & RESOURCES

Santa Cruz County Recovery Resource Center

APRIL Santa Cruz County CZU Resource Flyer All the latest updates and resource for the month of April.

Fire Survivors, we need your input:

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

  • Give an Hour is offering free online sessions for fire survivors led by a mental health professional. You can sign up for a time here.
  • CalHope provides crisis counseling and resources. Call 833-317-4673
  • Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7 trained crisis counseling to support people experiencing emotional distress related to a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5590 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERS

For assistance with food, basic essential items, and emergency financial/rental/rehousing support contact a local family resource center.

FOOD

INSURANCE HELP

Rental and Rehousing Assistance

If you are receiving temporary housing assistance through FEMA's Individual and Households Program, you may qualify for continued rental assistance. Let FEMA know if you have continued need.

Contact Community Bridges, Community Action Board, or Catholic Charities Diocese of Monterey to see if you qualify for rental assistance.

Debris Removal, Debris Flows and Post-Recovery Assistance

Erosion Control Suppliers from the Resource Conservation District

MATERIALS AND OTHER ASSISTANCE

Mobile Laundry Community Bridges mobile laundry trailer offers free access to washers and dryers to households impacted by the recent fires.

75% off for Fire Survivors at Habitat Restore Santa Cruz.

LEGAL AID

MUTUAL AID

LOANS & GRANTS

  • Fannie Mae's Disaster Response Network :Fannie Mae's Disaster Response Network's HUD-approved housing counselors can develop a personalized action plan, explain mortgage relief programs, provide financial coaching, and support clients’ successful recovery for up to 18 months to support safe, sustainable housing for homeowners and renters.

    o If you're a homeowner impacted by the CZU Fire, call the Disaster Response Network using the number specifically set up for the CZU Lightning Complex Fire: 866-864-8989 or request an appointment online for free assistance. You can qualify for housing counseling whether Fannie Mae owns your mortgage or not.

    o If you’re a renter in an apartment impacted by the CZU Fire or other multifamily housing with 5 or more units, use the Renters Resource Finder to access the Disaster Response Network or other helpful resources to address your financial situation.

    o Visit knowyouroptions.com for more information.

  • Free business advising assistance services are provided through Santa Cruz SBDC by signing up here.
  • Disaster Loan Assistance: SBA low-interest loans for businesses, private non-profits, homeowners and renters to replace uninsured/underinsured disaster damaged property. Three Step Process in English/ Three Step Process in Spanish. You must apply for FEMA here in English/ here in Spanish. Then apply for Disaster Loan Assistance Here.

CALIFORNIA DISASTER ASSISTANCE SERVICES

Want to help?

  • LANDLORDS NEEDED TO HELP CZU FIRE SURVIVORS. The County of Santa Cruz invites property owners and managers to assist in meeting the medium- and long-term housing needs of CZU Lightning Complex fire survivors. If you are interested in helping survivors, please fill out a brief survey here.
  • Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District is seeking material donations:
    • Native Seeds and Plants for fire families
    • Solar hand crank radios for fire families and families in debris flow zones