Total funds raised for the United Way of Ventura County Thomas Fire and Flood fund is $4,531,257.
· Phase I distribution - $375,000 in assistance to 750 households.
· Phase II distribution to date $484,158 to 165 Ventura County households. Total for both phases – 915 households received assistance, totaling $859,158 in Ventura County. Distribution to United Way of Santa Barbara County - $1.1 million.
· Phase III – Continuation of individual hardship support for those who were unaware of the Phase II process and did not apply and to address unmet needs expressed by our agency partners for those who received support in Phase II. Income eligibility at 120% of Area Median Income. Assistance to address needs of housing, livelihood and habitability of home. Timeline June through August 31.
· Phase IV – Long Term Recovery – Working with the Long Term Recovery Group and their Case management process to assist Thomas Fire affected households to plan for and achieve recovery goals. This includes assessment and verification of need, recovery plan, advocacy, and connecting clients with community support. Timeline - September 1– December 31