Increase for Rent and Utility Assistance
Due to the lingering financial impact of the Covid pandemic and the Almeda fire on Jackson County residents, St. Vincent de Paul will increase rent and utility payment assistance to those in need.
Even with federal assistance payments, many are still suffering substantial financial problems.
Although Governor Brown has placed a temporary moratorium on evictions, some renters may not be able to catch up with delinquent rents. When the hold is lifted, this will undoubtedly result in wide-spread evictions.
“We are reviewing and upgrading our guidelines monthly,” said Marilyn Gradwell, St. Vincent’s Social Services President. “We want to be as generous as possible to meet the needs of our community. Our goal is to help avoid future evictions and utility shutoffs and keep people in their homes.”
Previously, St. Vincent’s limited rent and utility assistance to once every 24 months. Under the new guidelines, they will attempt to help as often as needed, depending upon budget limitations.
During the pandemic, St. Vincent’s offices are not open to the public. All requests for help are presently handled by phone. For assistance, please call (541) 772-3828, ext. #1.
As more people receive vaccinations, St. Vincent’s is encouraging interested people to help out by volunteering. No experience is required. They will provide training for all positions.
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We are dedicated to turning no individual in need away. In addition, we often receive referrals from other community agencies who are unable to help.
Our facilities consist of four buildings on nearly four acres of land: