Golden State Finance Authority Provides Lake County $350,000 to Assist Victims of Valley Fire

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February 18, 2016


Contact: Carolyn Holmes
Phone: (855) 740-8422 

Golden State Finance Authority

Provides Lake County $350,000 to Assist 

Victims of Valley Fire

SACRAMENTO, CA – Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA) announced today that it is providing $350,000 to Lake County to further efforts to provide safe and sanitary interim housing to individuals and families displaced from their primary residence by the Valley Fire.  Declared both a state and federal disaster, the Valley Fire destroyed more than 1,300 homes and multi-family residences, and more than 600 other structures when it burned more than 76,000 acres in September 2015.  One hundred percent of the GSFA funds will be used for these direct assistance purposes. 

“It’s important to remember that the impacts of these ever-increasing, devastating California wildfires extend decades beyond the initial burn,” said Kevin Cann, GSFA Chair and Mariposa County Supervisor. “Our deepest sympathies go out to those impacted by the Valley Fire. While we continually strive to address the issue of wildfires and forest management on the policy front through public advocacy organizations such as the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), we are proud to be able to support recovery and rebuilding efforts through GSFA.” 

GSFA’s passion is helping to build strong communities through homeownership and economic development, helping more than 62,000 families with the purchase of a home, gifting over $94 million in down payment assistance grants, and helping homeowners make energy efficient upgrades to their properties. GSFA has distinguished itself as a leader in housing finance over the past two decades. 


About Golden State Finance Authority

Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA) is a California joint powers authority and a duly constituted public entity and agency. GSFA was established in 1993 by the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), a public service organization that champions policies on behalf of California’s rural counties. GSFA has distinguished itself as a leader in housing finance in California for over two decades, helping more than 62,200 individuals and families purchase a home. GSFA has gifted over $94.1 million in down payment assistance grants and helped over 3,237 homeowners to make energy efficiency upgrades to their properties. GSFA programs are made possible through private and public sector relationships. 

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