Housing Assistance

Free and confidential housing counseling services:

California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA)


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

Utility Bills 

The city of Fort Bragg has funds available for grants up to $500 to help residents living within city limits.Applications are available in the city hall lobby or you can apply on their website.

Visit the Fort Bragg COVID Utility Assistance Program

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.


Apply For Unemployment Benefits (EDD)


How Unemployment Benefits Are Taxed in 2023

Legal Help

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. Help is available in English and in Spanish.

Superior Court of California Mendocino Self Help Center

Western Center in Law & Poverty Update

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