Additional Community Resources
We know these are difficult times. SMUD compiled these resources for you to explore and contact if you need assistance.
- MED Rate – The medical equipment discount provides a $15 monthly discount for eligible customers.
- Wildfire Safety – Your safety is our priority.
- Energy Assistance Program Rate (EAPR) – This rate provides a monthly discount on a qualified customer's energy bill.
Utility & bill assistance
- Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
- Oak Park Cares – A community fund to help Oak Park neighbors pay for basic needs.
- The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit can help you pay for your broadband internet costs.
- Sacramento County Water Agency – Water Lifeline Program
- City of Sacramento Utility Rate Assistance
- Low Income Household Water Assistance Program
- Rebuilding Together – Safe at Home Services: Free home safety modifications to low-income homeowners and a moderate fee for those above the income range or renters. Applications are also being accepted for homes that will be selected for home improvement workdays.
- Habitat for Humanity – Home Repair Program: This program helps by fixing long-deferred maintenance projects, critical repairs and code violations. We help families stay in their already affordable homes and avoid displacement.
- Sierra Service Project
- Home Aid Sacramento – HomeAid builds and maintains housing and programmatic facilities for reputable nonprofit organizations and public institutions serving those experiencing homelessness by leveraging relationships within the building industry to garner in-kind donations of labor and materials.
- SHRA, Emergency Home Repair program – Apply from June 1 – August 31 and from December 1 – February 28.
- Community Resource Project offers free weatherization services.
- City of Folsom: Seniors Helping Seniors – Minor and major home repairs.
- City of Citrus Heights – Home repair loans and grants programs.
- Leak-Free Sacramento –Free water leak repair from the City of Sacramento.
- USDA Home Repair: Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants | Rural Development (usda.gov) – this provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.
First-time homebuyers assistance
- Habitat for Humanity – Future Habitat homeowners are active participants in the homebuilding and home buying process. Habitat homeowners build and buy their very own homes, creating brighter futures for themselves and their families.
- Citrus Heights First-Time Homebuyer Program – If you want to purchase a home within the City of Citrus Heights but need assistance with financing the down payment, you may be eligible for a low-interest loan through this program.
- USDA First Time Homebuyer Program: Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans | Rural Development (usda.gov) – his program assists low- and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability.
- Sacramento Food Bank
- Soil Born Farms
- Food Literacy Center
- Asian Community Center’s Meals on Wheels
- Orangevale Food Bank
- River City Food Bank
- Elk Grove Food Bank
- South Sac Interfaith Partnership Food Closet
- Fresher Sacramento
- Sunrise Christian Food Ministry
- Meals on Wheels
- AffordableHousing.com - Affordable Houses & Apartments For Rent – this program can assist in finding affordable housing and apartments.
- Asian Resources Inc. – Connects people to jobs and resources that would lead them to self-sufficiency.
- United Way (yourfreetaxprep.org) –File your taxes online for free and get the tax credits you’ve earned.
- Cities and Counties for Fine and Fee Justice–The city and county of Sacramento are exploring fine and fee reforms.
- Health Education Council – Provides disadvantaged communities with education and access to free and low-cost healthy food options.
- Home Share American River– Housemate matching service for renters and landlords. They also provide service-for-rent exchanges so that renters can use their household skills to bring rent costs down.
- Resources for Independent Living (RIL) serves people with disabilities in Sacramento and Yolo County and works against displacement through transition/diversion, systems advocacy and housing search assistance.
- Legal Services of Northern California provides free legal help for housing and other issues.
- Renters Helpline works with Project Sentinel and Legal Services of Northern California to provide free telephone counseling and dispute resolution for tenant-landlord issues.
- Sacramento Housing Alliance
- Cal Matters – How to get past the coronavirus without losing your mental health
- PRO Youth and Families confronts the trauma that youth, families and communities face by inspiring, educating and mobilizing youth.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC)
- CDC - Coping with Stress
- City of Sacramento Financial Empowerment Center offers free professional one-on-one financial navigation and coaching for local residents.
- Sacramento Salvation Army Services – rental assistance
- findhelp.org by findhelp - Search and Connect to Social Care (Search and connect to support. Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help starts here)