Homeowners Impacted by Dixie Fire Offered Assistance through ReCoverCA Housing Program


Plumas County residents affected by the devastating 2021 Dixie Fire now have a lifeline as the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) opens applications for the ReCoverCA Housing Program. This initiative aims to support homeowners in rebuilding their lives and properties after the destructive wildfire. This resource will also help address the growing housing crisis in the county.

The ReCoverCA Housing Programs cater specifically to those who bore the brunt of the Dixie Fire, including owner-occupants and landlords willing to contribute to the community by renting their properties as affordable, single-family homes.

If you seek to rebuild, the Single-Family Reconstruction (SFR) Program is available, offering eligible homeowners and landlords a financial boost of up to $500,000 to help reconstruct homes damaged or completely destroyed in the Dixie Fire.

The Single-Family Mitigation Retrofits (SFM) Program also addresses your properties’ defensible space and home hardening needs. If eligible, you can apply for up to $50,000 to undertake mitigation activities, bringing your properties in compliance with the California Wildland Urban Interface Code.

Applications for the 2021 programs are now live on the ReCoverCA website, providing comprehensive details about eligibility, policies, procedures, fact sheets, and application instructions.

To stay updated on the latest developments, you can sign up for the ReCoverCA monthly newsletter at ReCoverCA Email Signup and follow the program on Facebook.

Moreover ,for more guidance, a training session is scheduled for Thursday, 2/29/24, from 11 am to 12:30 pm. The session will be conducted via Zoom at Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID: 931 4892 5637). Ir , in-person training will be available in Greenville at 127 Crescent Street, in Suite 2,. If you plan to attend in-person you are asked to contact the Dixie Fire Collaborative by email. [email protected].

For any inquiries about the program, you can contact ReCoverCA via email at [email protected] or call (916) 202-1764.


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