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Housing and Community Services
Published on: 10/8/2012 12:00 AM
Please call 1-800-655-7705 if you would like to apply for Weatherization Services.
Weatherization program provides free building assessments and weatherization measure installations for qualified low income households in Nevada County.  Measures such as insulation and air sealing, heating and cooling systems, duct repair, or energy efficient lighting and appliances are installed in order to reduce overall household energy bills, while improving the health and safety of the home.
Please call 1-888-524-5705 if you would like to apply for Energy Assistance.
Energy assistance programs include the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), providing general assistance with utility costs (PG&E), and the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) which provides emergency assistance to low income residents facing utility shut-off to cover wood, gas or propane payments.  Funding for these programs does not typically last all year.
Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA) provides security deposits to qualifying low-income renters as a one-time only grant.  Funding for this program is limited. 
On November 19, 2014 the State of California announced that our grant application was approved.  Funding for TBRA is expected to be available in February 2015.  We are currently working to establish an online notification page in order for you to provide your contact information.  The County will then use this information to contact you when funding becomes available.  Please check back on our webpage for further updates.   
Down Payment Assistance Program provides low interest loans, up to $60,000, to assist first time home buyers in meeting the down payment requirements for a conventional home loan. Contact Rob Choate, Housing Specialist at (530) 265-1645 or Rob.Choate@co.nevada.ca.us to for information.  Click on Down Payment Assistance above to view the application.
Housing Rehabilitation programs provide grants and low interest loans to low-income households in all portions of the unincorporated areas of Nevada County.  Funds are typically used for basic health and safety needs, such as foundation repair/installation, roof repair, and heating and cooling systems.
This program is administered by the Regional Housing Authority of Sutter and Nevada Counties.  Contact Sonja Dillree, Eligibility Specialist at (530) 671-0220 ext127 or S.Dillree@rhasnc.org to apply.
Community Services programs include special grant funded projects which contrbute to achieving the goals and priorities set by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, with staff and public input.  These projects are typically funded by Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) or Community Support Block Grants (CSBG) and include general projects, planning and technical assistance, economic development, and community services.  A portion of these funds are allocated for local non-profit agencies serving low-income residents in Nevada County.
Tex Ritter
Housing and Community Services

950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1645
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