Property tax postponement applications available |

Property tax postponement applications available

Tina Vernon, Nevada County Treasurer & Tax Collector has announced that applications for the Senior Property Tax Postponement Program are now available at the Treasurer & Tax Collector’s Office. A program that was cut from the state’s budget back in 2009 was once again approved by the Governor in 2016. The goal of the program is to allow seniors, blind and disabled citizens, having financial difficulty in paying property taxes, to remain in their homes through a state funded program that will help postpone the payment of current property taxes. Eligible participants must be at least 62, blind or disabled, occupy the home as a primary residence, have a total household income of $35,500 or less and have at least 40 percent equity in the home. The interest rate for taxes postponed is 7 percent per year. Repayment under the program becomes due when the homeowner moves or sells the property, transfers title, defaults on a senior lien, refinances, dies or chooses to obtain a reverse mortgage. Applications will begin to be accepted Oct. 1 through Feb. 10. The State Controller’s Office will be approving them on a first come, first serve basis and funds are limited. For more information, contact the Treasurer & Tax Collector’s Office at 530-265-1285 or or the State Controller’s Office at 800-952-5661, or

Help BBBS help local kids by supporting paper shredding event

​Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County is having another paper shredding event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 117 Argall Way, Nevada City. The cost is $10 per bankers box of papers. If you can’t attend that day call BBBS at 530-265-2059 or e-mail to arrange early pickup of papers to be securely stored until the day of the shredding event when they will be professionally shredded on site.

Nevada County Mental Health Services Act housing funds used to purchase a home

Nevada County Housing Development Corporation, in collaboration with the Nevada County Behavioral Health Department, has purchased a second home with Mental Health Services Act housing funds. Escrow closed in July and rehabilitation to the home is occurring in September and October. The six-bedroom, single-family home is currently occupied by six tenants. The goal of Mental Health Services Act housing program is to support individuals in obtaining and maintaining their housing. The principles of the Nevada County Housing Program services are tenant choice, voluntary services and for the Full Service Partners agencies and the county to do “whatever it takes” to help tenants remain stable in their housing. Supportive services are provided by Nevada County Behavioral Health and Turning Point Community Programs. Services are provided on site and off site. The population that is served is eligible adults (18 years+) with serious mental illness who are homeless or at risk of homeless and has earnings of 50 percent or less of the area medium income.

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