THE CITY OF EUREKA CONTINUES TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

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EUREKA, Cali. (KIEM)- When the pandemic hit, the city of Eureka realized housing assistance wasn’t the only thing the community needed help with. They quickly realized many residents needed help with paying their utility bills.

“We submitted an amendment to the state asking for approval of six hundred dollars per month and a maximum of three months, and that was approved on Thursday, and so we’re able to provide three months of services at a maximum of six hundred dollars per utility assistance. The utilities they can apply for would be PG and E, water, sewer, and trash services,” says Kristen Raymond.

The City has applied for the second and third rounds of Community Development Block Grant-Corona Virus Relief funds released through HCD. They have divided the funding into four different qualifying activities, with the Utility Assistance Program being one of them and providing an additional $275,000 in funding,” said Kristen Raymond.

Access to the application is online, at the city hall, or you can call and ask for the city to mail it to you. For more information, please call Kristen Raymond at 707-441-4209 or email utilityassistance@ci.eureka.ca.gov.