Thanks to the collaboration between the cities of Dorris, Dunsmuir, Etna, Fort Jones, Montague, Mt. Shasta, Weed, Tulelake, Yreka, Siskiyou County, Siskiyou Economic Development Council and Great Northern Services, income-qualified Siskiyou County residents now have more resources to help them recover from these challenging times.
Qualified households can get help with:
- Utility Costs like Water, Sewer and Broadband & Mortgage Payments for Owner Occupied Homes
A new county-wide Subsistence Payment Program can help with utility costs like water, sewer and broadband as well as mortgage payments for owner occupied homes. Please download the Subsistence Application (income guidelines are on page 3) or call 530-938-4115 extension 122 for more information.
- Rental Assistance
GNS Staff can help you apply for Rental Assistance through Housing is Key, a program run by the State of California that primarily helps with Rent but can also help qualified households with unpaid utility and mortgage cost for households impacted by COVID-19.
- Electric Bills, Heating Fuel, and Firewood
Energy Assistance can help qualified households with electric bills, heating fuel, and firewood. Additional funding made available through the American Rescue Plan Act brings more assistance for households struggling with those expenses. Apply online or call 530-938-4115 extension 120 for more information.
- Upgrades to Your Home with Weatherization
The GNS Weatherization Program makes permanent upgrades to homes all over Siskiyou County to make them safer, warmer, and more energy efficient. Apply online or call 530-938-4115 extension 127 for more information.
- Crisis Heating Source Repair/Replacement
If a broken appliance leaves you without heat, your household’s heat source is creating a hazardous situation, or your hot water heater is malfunctioning the Crisis Heating Source Repair/Replacement program may be able to help. Call 530-938-4115 extension 127 to discuss the situation.
- Community Food Programs
GNS’ Community Food Programs have been expanded to included additional distributions through the Protein and Produce Program. Download an application or call 530-938-4115 extension 116 for more information.