Mendocino County joins CaliforniaFIRST program

July 9, 2015
UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL: Mendocino County residents now have a new financing option for funding home improvement projects. On Tuesday, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution to allow the county to participate in CaliforniaFIRST, where interested residents in unincorporated areas can apply for bonds with a county financing partner for eligible home improvement projects which typically include, but are not limited to, energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency improvements and seismic strengthening improvements. The amount financed can be repaid through property tax payments, according to the staff report, rather than a property owner seeking loans from a bank, for example. Because of the board's consent, California Statewide Communities Development Authority may now accept applications for the program within the unincorporated areas of the county, and levy assessments upon the approved applicants. To get more information about homeowner projects under the program or to apply for a project for your home, go to www.californiafirst.org Originally published in the Ukiah Daily Journal