Thomas Fire Relief Fund Application Update
The United Way of Ventura County’s Thomas Fire Relief Fund will be accepting applications for financial assistance From 2/19 to 3/15.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
The United Way of Ventura County will issue checks for qualifying expenses to third party vendors. Only on a limited basis will funds be awarded directly to individuals. Qualifying expenses fall under three broad categories as follows:
Housing (e.g. rental assistance, move-in costs, repair/replacement of RV, housing application fees, camp ground fees, etc.)
Livelihood/Income (e.g., replacement of “tools of the trade” and uniforms, vehicle repair, etc.)
Habitability (e.g., Home repairs required for safe occupancy, Appliance replacement, Smoke damage cleaning water damage repairs, etc.)
Ventura County residents who experienced loss or damage to property (rented or owned) or loss of income as a direct result of the fire and who meet the following income limits:
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY:
Proof of residence in area impacted by fire (e.g., driver’s license, or utility bill, or bank statement, etc.).
Proof of income eligibility (e.g., pay stub, tax return)
Specific amount of funding requested
Name of third party to whom check will be made payable to
Documentation justifying your request, which may include: lease agreement to verify rental amount, estimate from vendor for repairs, price of item(s) to be replaced from a website, fee schedule, etc.
Submit your application and documentation through one of our Partner Agencies as listed below. Contact Partner Agencies in advance to verify hours of operation and to set up an appointment as needed.
Community Action of Ventura County
621 Richmond Ave Oxnard, CA 93030
Mexican Consulate for Mexican Nationals and Mexican-American citizens
3151 West 5th Street E100Oxnard, CA 93030
Salvation Army Ventura
650 Petit Ave., Ventura
Ventura County Human Services Agency
*When emailing VCHSA please include the following information:
Address impacted by the fire:
A brief description of the assistance requested: