Housing is Key
One of the realities of COVID-19 is that many households are struggling financially. The good news is that financial relief is available through California's Housing Is Key Program, and UpValley Family Centers can help you access it.
State level eviction protections change at the end of the month: though current eviction protections end on September 30, starting October 1 a modified eviction protection goes into effect through March 31, 2022 for those who are eligible for rental assistance. The protections can be accessed by applying for rental assistance. The program is active and currently accepting applications. There is no deadline to apply.
Eligibility includes: being behind on rent or utilities due to COVID-19, experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19, and meeting income requirements (any changes in income during the pandemic may be considered, even if current income levels are different). All Napa County residents are eligible to apply, regardless of immigration status. This assistance is not considered a public charge. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 965-5010 to learn more. Our partner, Fair Housing Napa Valley, can assist landlords with their questions or application.
The team at UpValley Family Centers can help local tenants with various rental assistance resources, including Housing Is Key, thanks to generous support from the Napa Valley Community Foundation, the County of Napa, United Way Bay Area, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation / American Rescue Plan Act.
Read more about local rent relief efforts in the Napa Valley Register.
The Adventist Health / St. Helena Hospital Foundation Mobile Health Unit will be providing COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus (1088 College Ave, St. Helena) the following dates and times:
- Thursday, September 30 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed noon - 1 p.m.)
- Tuesday, October 5 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.)
- Thursday, October 7 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed noon - 1 p.m.)
- Thursday, October 14 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed noon – 1 p.m.)
No appointment is necessary. Children must have a parent present to be vaccinated. All individuals must wear a mask.
For Napa County residents ages 12-29 years old, by getting your first and second dose of the vaccine between now and December 1, you can be entered to win one of these prizes: a Play Station, tattoos, eye lashes, car detailing, an Apple watch, Airpods, and Starbucks gift cards by signing up with UpValley Family Centers or one of our Vaccine Outreach Collaborative partners listed in the flyer above. Questions? Contact Omaira at (707) 965-5010 ext. 404 or email email@example.com.
Booster doses are available for people who completed their 2nd dose of Pfizer-BioNTech at least six months ago and fall under the following CDC approved criteria:
-people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings
-people ages 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions
-people ages 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot, based on their individual benefits and risks
-people ages 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot, based on their individual benefits and risks
Age Restrictions: COVID-19 vaccine – open to anyone 12 or older. Flu vaccine – open to anyone 2 or older.