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The Consumer Services Guide is searchable directory of resources which can help you with consumer problems and questions. There are multiple editions of the 'Guide', some which deal with specific issues such as housing or credit. The full directory, the Consumer Service Guide Edition, provides access to all the resources collected by Consumer Action.
 
 

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  • Community Development Commission
    The CDC administers a range of programs designed to assist low to moderate income homeowners and tenants and to encourage commercial revitalization. Rental assistance is offered to lower income tenants through subsidized rents. Rehabilitation loans are offered to landlords to maintain existing affordable rental units. Lower income owner-occupants are provided financial assistance to rehabilitate their home.
    (added April 2007)
  • Sonoma County - Housing Authority
    The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program is authorized under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and amended by the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. The purpose of the program is to provide rental assistance to very low-income families and individuals to enable them to rent decent, safe and affordable housing. Very low income persons and/or families are…
    (added April 2007)
  • City of Santa Rosa - Department of Economic Development and Housing
    The Department of Economic Development and Housing of the City of Santa Rosa administers a variety of programs to facilitate a positive business climate and encourage the development of existing and emerging industry clusters; effectively manage the community’s parking assets; revitalize blighted and economically disadvantaged areas; and develop and administer a variety of affordable housing programs.
    (added April 2007)
  • California Franchise Tax Board

    This agency is responsible for administering two of California's major tax programs: Personal Income Tax and the Corporation Tax. They also have responsibility for administering the Homeowner and Renter Assistance (HRA) program, and other non-tax programs and delinquent debt collection functions, including child support debt collections and delinquent vehicle registration debt collections on behalf of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

    Nonrefundable Renter's Credit is a…
    (added April 2007)

  • West County Community Services (WCCS)
    WCCS operates five critical social services departments serving thousands of youth, adults, and seniors every year. The program departments include: Counseling and Prevention, Adult and Youth Employment, Russian River Senior Resource Center, After School Programs and Emergency Food & Housing Services. Services are provided throughout the region, including Guerneville, Monte Rio, Forestville, Sebastopol, Occidental, Cazadero, and Santa Rosa.
    (added April 2007)
  • Vineyard Workers Services Center
    La Luz Center is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization (Tax ID #68-0228235) dedicated to improving the quality of life in Sonoma Valley by insuring everyone has the opportunity to become productive members of our community. Providing housing assistance and services to farm workers in Sonoma Valley. Bilingual (Spanish-English).
    (added April 2007)
  • Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC)
    At Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) their goal is to reduce poverty, physical and mental abuse, chemical dependence, violence, ignorance, isolation and mental illness, among children, adults, families and seniors. PPSC is much more than a collection of 34 human services programs based on best practice research with measurable outcomes. They are a community of caregivers existing within the larger community whose sole purpose is…
    (added April 2007)
  • Oaks Of Hebron
    Oaks of Hebron is a Christian non-profit agency providing residential and recreational services for persons with developmental disabilities. They are a vendored agency of North Bay Regional Center, which is the local organization that receives funds from the California Department of Developmental Services. They provide services to any person referred to us through the Regional Center. Individuals and families seeking services may request Oaks of…
    (added April 2007)
  • North County Community Services (NCCS)

    North County Community Services (NCCS) is passionately committed to improving our neighbor’s health and well being by providing programs that educate young children, support working families, provide food for those feeding the hungry and ultimately create opportunities to improve the quality of life in San Diego North County.
    (added April 2007)
  • La Luz Bilingual Center Of Sonoma Valley
    La Luz is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping immigrants succeed in Sonoma Valley. La Luz provides education, employment-related guidance and referrals, social and family counseling, and other support services designed to assist our clients in overcoming barriers and becoming more fully integrated into our community.
    (added April 2007)
  • Human Services Information And Referral (Sonoma County)

    Provides information and referrals of available resources within Sonoma County. Bilingual (Spanish-English).

    (added April 2007)
  • F.I.S.H. of Sonoma Valley
    Groceries and services for low-income people in Sonoma Valley. This agency provides emergency rental assistance funds to help tenants keep their rental units, or help with first month's rent and/or deposits for moving into a rental unit (HCA Fund Program).
    (added April 2007)
  • Face To Face-Sonoma County Aids Network
    Providing services for people with AIDS or who are HIV positive. Bilingual (Spanish-English).

    (added April 2007)
  • Community Support Network (CSN)
    Housing and support services for people with mental disabilities. This agency provides emergency rental assistance funds to help tenants keep their rental units, or help with first month's rent and/or deposits for moving into a rental unit (HCA Fund Program).
    (added April 2007)
  • Council On Aging, Legal Services (COA)

    Legal assistance for seniors 60 years of age and older. Bilingual (Spanish-English).
    (added April 2007)
  • Community Action Partnership Of Sonoma County
    (Formerly Sonoma County People for Economic Opportunity) Housing and other services for the homeless and low and moderate income families, including Head Start, Youth Build, and health care services. Bilingual (Spanish-English). Housing and other services for the homeless and low and moderate income families, including Head Start, Youth Build, and health care services. Bilingual (Spanish-English).
    (added April 2007)
  • Committee On The Shelterless (COTS)

    Emergency shelter and support services for families and singles with children in southern Sonoma County.
    (added April 2007)
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa - Family Support Center

    Sonoma County is home to programs for seniors, people who are currently homeless or at risk of homelessness, the poor in rural areas, people with dementia, legal immigrants and refugees, and more.

    In Napa, our focus is on young, expectant mothers or vulnerable mothers up to age 29 with children, and disabled adults, all at high risk of homelessness.

    Lake County needed help in…
    (added April 2007)

  • California Human Development Corporation (CHDC)

    CHDC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and provide human services in northern California. Their purpose is to help low-income people secure the education, training, job opportunities and improved social conditions they need to live with independence and greater human dignity.
    (added April 2007)
  • County of Del Norte - Housing Rehabilitation Dept.
    Home Repair Assistance: Through various programs, Del Norte County provides funds to assist homeowners to maintain and/or improve their properties. Contesting Your Assessed Property Value: Since any increase or decrease in assessed value will impact the amount of taxes you pay, it is very important to contact the Assessor’‘s Office if you feel that the assessed value exceeds the market value of your property. Property…
    (added February 2007)
  • Community Housing Agency of Butte County, Inc.
    Community Housing Agency of Butte County is a private, non-profit, charitable corporation that operates several programs: Housing & Community Development (includes the Energy Saving Rehabilitation – Utility Assistance Programs); Food & Nutrition; and the Esplanade House. Each department consists of various projects and programs that enable low-income families and elderly to improve their lives.
    (added February 2007)
  • Butte County - Housing Authority
    The Housing Authority of the County of Butte (HACB) is located in Chico, California and is a non-profit public agency incorporated in 1946. The mission of HACB is to assist low and moderate income residents of Butte County to secure and maintain high quality affordable housing. Subsidized housing is provided to families, seniors and disabled individuals whose income is between 50% and 80% of median…
    (added February 2007)
  • Resources Connection
    The Resource Connection, formerly Human Resources Council (HRC), is a 29-year-old Amador and Calaveras based nonprofit organization providing services and programs in three critical areas: children and families, nutrition, and prevention and intervention. The Resource Connection is governed by a volunteer board of directors and staffed by 170 employees at 16 sites throughout the two counties.
    (added February 2007)
  • Calaveras County Housing Repair Program
    Calaveras County can assist low income individuals with low-interest loans, deferred loans, or other types of loans depending on your income level and need. You may qualify for a home repair loan even if you have been turned down by other lenders.
    (added February 2007)
  • Pasadena Human Relations Commission
    The mission of the Pasadena Human Relations Commission is to engage in activities designed to aid in elimination of prejudice, intolerance and discrimination against individuals or groups because of race, religion, national origin, sex or cultural background. It also assists the City in achieving better inter-group understanding among residents and provides assistance to local private persons and groups seeking to promote good will and better…
    (added December 2006)
 
 
 

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