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COVID grant helps Central Point

The city of Central Point has awarded St. Vincent de Paul a $50,000 federal COVID-19 rent and utility relief grant.

The federal funds will be available only to Central Point residents. There are no income restrictions. The one requirement is that recipients must be able to show some impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

St. Vincent’s will be able to cover current rent and utility bills as well as past due amounts. Other outstanding debts will also be considered.

“Our objective is to keep Central Point residents whole and in their homes,” said City Manager Chris Clayton. “With the recent fires on top of the COVID-19 crisis, there are too many people facing homelessness. We want to do what we can to help.”

To apply call 541-772-3828 for St. Vincent’s Social Service Conference.

In addition to this federal grant for Central Point residents, St. Vincent’s will continue to offer COVID-19 relief to other Jackson County residents. Ashland and Talent residents should call St. Vincent’s Ashland office at 541-708-5650.

St. Vincent’s will also continue to offer its other emergency services, such as helping to pay for prescription drugs, and use of sleeping bags, tents and other items. Clothing and household goods are available to fire victims through its Thrift Store. Office hours are 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The campus is at 2424 N. Pacific Highway, Medford.