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Salvation Army

Mt. Shasta Emergency Rental Assistance

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Provides emergency rental assistance to residents who have incurred an unexpected necessary expense which has caused them to be unable to pay their full rent.


Open to area residents who incurred a necessary temporary financial expense and meet low income guidelines


Financial Resources

Locator Tool

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Helps families find financial resources to pay for home care, assisted living and long term care of their aging loved ones. Also helps seniors find comfortable, inexpensive, long term care. 


Open to all 

Veterans Recovery Project




Provides a transitional home for Veteran and non-veteran men who have had issues with substance abuse and are in recovery. The program includes:

  • Housing services

  • Mental and physical health referrals

  • Budgeting

  • Food 

  • Guidance, and a solid support network


There is limited space and a wait list when the program is full. Veterans have priority.


Open to Veterans and non-veteran men age 20 and older who are in recovery (sober), employment capable and wanting to improve their lives

Tenants Rights Hotline




Provides basic information on tenant rights and how to go about asserting them. Hotline service only available to members. To become a member applicant can either pledge $25 or volunteer for ten hours per year.

Volunteer tasks might involve phone or online outreach. For example, signing a petition and sharing it or providing a unique skill. Volunteers are also invited to form local tenant groups.


Open to all California tenants who are having issues with landlord. Must be a member.

Legal Services of

Northern California




Legal Services of Northern California, Shasta Regional Office provides free civil legal assistance on a variety of issues to income eligible individuals and seniors living in Shasta, Lassen, Modoc, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity County. Legal services cover the following types of cases:

  • Economic stability, including income maintenance and benefits programs: Social Security/SSDI/SSI (no assistance for initial application), IHSS, unemployment, and public assistance like General Assistance, CalWORKS, CalFresh, or homeless assistance

  • Housing preservation, including: evictions, unsafe or uninhabitable housing, foreclosures (help for home owners and renters), HUD and subsidized housing program assistance

  • Disability rights

  • Probate Guardianship – grandparents raising grandchildren

  • Health-related issues: problems with Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered California, private insurance, or questions about health rights

  • Senior issues – estate planning assistance (advanced health care directive, power of attorney, will, etc.), elder abuse; Adults ages 60 and up in Tehama County are requested to call Passages at 800-822-0109

  • Disaster survivors - denial of FEMA, property damage, impact on job, housing situation

  • For problems regarding retirement programs like 401ks, pensions, and defined benefit plans, call Western States Pension Assistance Project at 866-413-4911

Hosts community legal education workshops and clinics to promote awareness of legal rights. Provides referrals to community partners.

Services NOT provided include: Family law, criminal defense, traffic fines or violations, bankruptcy, small claims, and immigration.


Open to all ages; priority to those with low income and seniors; call for income guidelines

Low Income Housing -

McCloud River Apartments



Provides affordable one, two and three-bedroom apartments for individuals and families with low-income. Provides 42 units, most of which are subsidized through Rental Assistance, one through Section 8. Two with roll-in showers and modified kitchens. Pets are permitted with pre-approval and deposit (25lbs max). 


Open to individuals and families with low income

Dignity Health

Connected Living

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Advocacy program serves older adults and adults with disabilities. Programs and services include:

  • Advocates who provide information, assistance and referral, including for housing and long-term care

  • List of low-cost/subsidized senior housing for $5

  • MSSP (Multipurpose Senior Services Program), a Medi-Cal program to help frail elderly (ages 65 and up) live an independent life of dignity at home by delaying or preventing institutional placement; serves Shasta, Lassen, Trinity, and Siskiyou County

  • Representative payee services and assistance with problem resolution

  • Tele-care service (friendly telephone reassurance)

  • Registry lists which include names of potential caregivers (for $10) and "handyman" workers throughout Shasta County and Red Bluff area

  • Computer lab at the Redding site.


Older adults ages 55 and up, and adults with disabilities ages 18 and up

Rockside Ranch -

Men's Residential

Housing Program

Ages 18-24



Provides 8-month residential housing for young men (ages 18-24) experiencing a life crisis. Program is designed for those having trouble finding or keeping a job. Or who have strenuous relationships with friends or family, would like to break a habit, or feel stuck.

Participants live on a 100-acre ranch where they will learn life and job skills through farm life. Projects are trade-focused and designed to give exposure to career opportunities. Projects may include carpentry, tiling, landscaping, plumbing, electric, or painting, among others. Helps participants find a job or a college program by the end of the program. Graduates receive two college certificates from the College of the Siskiyous.


Men (ages 18-24) experiencing one or more of the following:

- Life crisis
- Feel stuck
- Unable to find job
- Conflict with friends or family

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