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Shasta and Tehama rental assistance.

Assistance for paying rent is available from agencies across the greater Redding area. When seeking help, whether in the form of a grant or other financial aid, due to the demand from the region the funding is limited. Priority for any rent help will be given to people working towards self-sufficiency, with another focus on senior citizens as well as homes with children in them.

The process to apply for housing assistance, whether from a non-profit or the government, is extensive. Any money for paying rent will be combined with help in locating a more permanent, affordable home to live in. In some instances, there may also be emergency motel vouchers passed out or some families will be given a no-interest loan for their rent from the Shasta or Tehama County general assistance (GA) program. More information on these resources, as well as security deposit programs, are below.

Caring Choices - Programs
Address is 1398 Ridgewood Drive
Chico, California, 95973
Phone: 530-899-3873
They only assist people or households impacted by HIV/AIDS. Up to one months rental or energy assistance is available along with medications and more. There is also referrals to low income housing in the Redding region.

Salvation Army Center in Red Bluff -  Tehama County
940 Walnut Street
Red Bluff, CA, 96080
All rent assistance is based on whether the non-profit has FEMA funds and if someone qualified. If so, there may be grants to pay back rent, shelter available, or even FEMA money for a security deposit.

Northern California Veterans Museum & Heritage Center
Location is 3300 Bechelli, Suite D
Redding, CA, 96002
Dial: 530-378-8046
The program known as Homeward Bound only assists military members or veterans and their families. Everything from emergency home repairs to government funds for housing expenses (rent, mortgage, or energy costs) is available. Outreach and counseling is also available for tenants facing eviction.




Legal Services of Northern California - Shasta Region
Address is 1370 West Street
Redding CA 96001
Call (530) 241-3565
Free legal aid from the non-profit can stop an eviction. They also offer information on debt relief, disputes between landlords and tenants, and offer other guidance.

NVCCS - Catholic Social Service
175 Solano Street
Corning, CA, 96021
Program Phones - 530-824-7670

Redding Veterans Resource Center
153 Hartnell, Suite 100
Redding, California, 96002
Telephone - 530-223-3211
The non-profit offer help with finding permanent housing. Then, when the time is right, there may be a grant for a security deposit or first months rent. Other assistance can help with moving costs, or veterans facing eviction can receive emergency rent help.

Emergency Solution Grants are available from local non-profits. Referrals are available. There is emergency assistance for low income families. Everything from loans as a form of one time rent assistance to referrals and clothing items for work are available. A goal is to stop evictions, so rent, legal aid, and even deposit/utility help is arranged. Call 866-963-8182.




St. Francis of St. Vincent de Paul
37464 Juniper Avenue
Burney, CA, 96013

Shasta County Community Action, which is based in Redding (phone (530) 225-5169) as well as Tehama County Community Action Agency (Red Bluff based, phone (530) 527-6159) may both offer information, including to grants from ESG and other services. Staff can help the struggling family apply for social services or move into a shelter. These non-profits combine financial aid for housing or rent costs with case management.


By Jon McNamara

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