Carr Fire Recovery Info

Financial Assistance

The purpose of this site is to provide Shasta County and the City of Redding residents with the latest information around financial assistance.

Food, Financial and Housing Assistance in Shasta County

Visit to learn about what programs are available to help provide assistance with food, finances and housing.

Disaster CalFresh has just been approved for Shasta County

This is a temporary food benefit for lower income people who lived or worked in areas affected by the Carr Fire. Households have a limited time to apply for Disaster CalFresh and can do so at two Shasta County offices.

  • Downtown Redding Center, 1220 Sacramento St. in Redding

  • Cascade Building, 2460 Breslauer Way in Redding

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, 8/22 - Saturday, 8/25 and Monday, 8/27 - Wednesday, 8/29

Staff will be accepting applications and conducting required face-to-face interviews with applicants. To download an application and learn more, visit HHSA’s CalFresh.


Clients can apply for these replacement benefits through the C4Yourself website.

You may also apply in person, by mail, or phone at the following regional offices:

• Anderson- 2889 East Center St., Anderson, 378-1146

• Burney- 36911 Main St. (Hwy. 299 E.), Burney, 335-5576

CalFresh office locations are available online.

Disaster Recovery Center (DRC)

FEMA is in our community and is assisting private residents and City and County officials on programming available to mitigate the costs of the Carr fire. The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open Thursday, August 9th at 9 a.m.

Residents impacted by the fire can go to the DRC to get information about disaster assistance programs and ask questions related to their case. Representatives from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration, volunteer groups and other agencies will be at the DRC to answer questions about disaster assistance and low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. They can also help survivors apply for federal disaster assistance. Local agencies will also be available at the center.

The DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily at the former Kmart building at 2685 Hilltop Drive in Redding. This center replaces the Local Assistance Center at Shasta High School, which has been providing recovery assistance since Aug. 2. More than 2,500 people have sought services at this center.

Debris Removal Operations Center

The Debris Removal Operations Center (DROC) will open neext wek to provide resources to assist homeowners through the debris removal process with Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and CalRecycle. The location and hours of operation will post here when details have been finalized.

Additional Forms and Flyers

Debris Removal info

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Any WIC clients who lost their WIC vouchers or WIC foods bought with vouchers due to the fire can get them replaced through August 10.

Shasta County WIC offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and clients can walk in or call ahead at (530) 225-5168 to make an appointment for replacement checks.

WIC office locations

Unemployment assistance

California Employment Development Department (EDD), provides temporary unemployment benefits to people whose jobs or work hours were directly impacted by the fires.

Affected individuals are encouraged to apply.

Claimants can also file by phone at 1-800-300-5616 (English) or 1-800-326-8937 (Spanish).

United Policyholders

United Policyholders provides professional advocacy for insured policyholders. If you need assistance navigating the insurance claim process, find more information at:

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SBA Disaster Assistance Program

View the press release that was issued noting some of the specifics of the SBA disaster assistance program, or visit the SBA website to learn more about what is offered to all residents.

Did you know?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters by providing low-interest direct federal recovery loans for uninsured or under-insured damages.

  • Loans for homeowners can be up to $200,000 to repair their primary residence.

  • Homeowners and renters can receive up to $40,000 for personal property losses, including disaster damaged vehicles.

  • Small businesses and nonprofit organizations can qualify for up to $2,000,000 to repair/replace business real estate, inventory, equipment, machinery, etc.

  • For small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations, SBA can also offer low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL's) as well as loans for physical damages.These EIDL’s provide working capital to help businesses through the recovery period.The business/nonprofit DOES NOT need to have suffered physical damage.

  • Rates are as low as 1.938 percent for homeowners or renters, 3.61 percent for businesses and 2.5 percent for private nonprofits with terms up to 30 years.

The SBA is available at the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) 7 days a week 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the old K-Mart building located at 2685 Hilltop Dr.; and also at the Business Recovery Center (BRC) Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at 350 Hartnell Avenue, Suite A.



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Shasta County and the City of Redding are receiving a high number of questions. We are working around the clock to respond to questions and get services back to normal. During this time we appreciate your patience and understanding if your questions are not immediately answered.