Community Development Block Grant
The City of Rocklin receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in the form of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) each year. The funds are used, in part, to assist residents with securing decent housing, benefit the elderly, and expand economic opportunities for those of low and moderate incomes.
In April of 2020, the Rocklin City Council resolved to award a total of approximately $42,000 in CDBG funds for Fiscal Year 2020/2021 to four local non-profit organizations serving the people of Rocklin. The four organizations who will receive funding include: The Salvation Army, Seniors First, Stand Up Placer, and Foothills Habitat for Humanity.
The CDBG-funded Foothills Habitat for Humanity program consists of minor repairs of houses occupied by homeowners below certain income limits. These repairs could include the installation, replacement, or repair of stairs, decks and walkways , doors, windows, and the like.
Seniors First provides a hot, healthy lunch five days a week to seniors age 60 and over at seven Senior Café locations throughout Placer County including Auburn, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville. Our Senior Cafés are lively gathering places that help maintain our clients’ sense of community and connectedness. Approximately 350 meals are served each month at the Rocklin Café, which is located in an easily accessible location at the Rolling Oaks Apartments.
PLEASE NOTE: Seniors First is concerned about what the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) could mean for the senior community we serve and has made the decision to temporarily close our congregate Senior Cafés as a precautionary measure effective Tuesday, March 10, 2020 for dine-in services.
While the community cafés will be closed for meal service, we will continue to provide your daily meals on a take-out basis. You may stop by your regular café location to pick up a meal to take home. (Please reserve your meal 24 hours in advance). Seniors First is also still offering meal delivery services through Meals on Wheels.
The safety of our clients and volunteers remains our highest priority. We will continue to monitor news and information from the experts in disease control and will resume café meal services when we feel it is safe to do so.
For more information on protective measures against the virus, visit the Rocklin Coronavirus page.
Stand Up Placer is dedicated to the empowerment of Placer County survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking as they heal from their trauma and create lives of strength and self-sufficiency. The agency provides a comprehensive array of services that help survivors to determine and achieve their own goals. Major services include a 24/7 crisis line, emergency safe house, emergency food and clothing, clinical therapy, case management, legal advocacy, assistance, and court accompaniment, and a supportive housing program. The CDBG funded-program consists of therapy services to survivors and crisis intervention and advocacy services to Rocklin survivors. Service offices in Roseville and Auburn offer assistance by appointment or walk-in.
For immediate help 24/7, contact the crisis hotline at (800) 575-5352.
The Salvation Army assists many families and individuals within our community, including Rocklin. They assist with rent, deposit, utilities and also provides many other different programs. These programs include Financial Coaching, after school tutoring mentorship, food pantry, etc. According to CNBC, an unexpected expense of $400 can force more than 1/3 of American adults into a difficult financial situation. The Salvation Army is here to help you!
The CDBG-funded Salvation Army program provides individuals or families rental assistance. They must receive a 3-day pay or quit notice from their landlord and have had an unexpected expense within the last 3 months. Please reach out to Charisse Bach at Charisse.Bach@usw.salvationarmy.org or (916) 784-3382 to see if you qualify.