REDDING, Calif. - The City of Redding stepping up to help people get bills paid.
This could mean some major relief for a lot of people who now have access to more resources, from help with housing costs or even with utility bills.
Janice McDonald, who lives in Downtown Redding, hasn't had to use any of the programs offered by the city just yet. But she's relieved there is help out there in case she needs it.
“I think it's necessary to get people up on their feet so that they're not on the streets,” said McDonald. “It's important during this time. There's still a pandemic going on.”
Redding Electric Utility launched the Comprehensive Community Assistance Program to connect people financially affected by COVID-19 with the help that is out there they can get through this hard time.
“We're not just helping people with the programs that REU has,” said Daniel Beans, the Director of the Redding Electric Utility. “We're also showing them about the SHIPP program and also the NorCal 211 program. Any program that we know about, we're trying to connect our customers with.”
REU websites list programs that help both homeowners and business owners.
REU said it's reaching out to customers to let them know about the programs, workers are going door-to-door or making calls.