2021 California Wildfires – Insurance Claim and Recovery Help


Through our Roadmap to RecoveryTM program, you can access free, trustworthy help navigating the process of returning to a wildfire damaged area, repairing and replacing damaged and destroyed property, and collecting all available insurance funds. The Antelope, Beckwourth, Cache, Caldor Fire, Dixie Fire, Glen, Lava, McFarland, Monument, McCash, River Complex, and River Fires have affected many California residents.

If your property is damaged or destroyed our guidance is here to help you get started on the road to recovery, make good decisions and keep moving forward.

United Policyholders is non-profit and has expertise from our nearly three decades of assisting in communities hit by wildfires. Our staff, disaster veteran and professional volunteers and our partnerships with public, private and non-profit partners will help lighten your load. We’re rooting for you and here to help. No strings attached.

We encourage you to take advantage of wildfire recovery help that is available through the California Department of Insurance (DOI).  They have issued comprehensive guidance for those impacted by the fires – click here to access those resources. We will post relevant Bulletins from the DOI under Government Bulletins and Announcements at the bottom of this page.

The following are selected items from the extensive library of resources we offer. Through our Roadmap to RecoveryTM program, you can access tips, tools and the straight scoop on insurance, clean up, contractors, lawyers, adjusters, avoiding ripoffs and mistakes, your legal rights and emotional support from people who genuinely care about helping you navigate successfully.

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HOUSING GRANT ALERTThe California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has launched its ReCoverCA Housing Programs for those affected by 2021 disasters!

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has launched its 2021 ReCoverCA Housing Programs for residents of Plumas County! Homeowners impacted by the 2021 Dixie Fire – including owner-occupants and landlords willing to rent their properties as affordable, single-family homes – may be eligible for the Single-Family Reconstruction (SFR) or Single-Family Mitigation Retrofits (SFM) Programs.

The Single-Family Reconstruction (SFR) Program offers eligible homeowners and landlords who lost homes in the Dixie Fire up to $500,000 to help rebuild damaged or destroyed homes.  The Single-Family Mitigation Retrofits (SFM) Program provides funds for defensible space and home hardening needs on homeowners’ properties. Eligible homeowners can apply for up to $50,000 for mitigation activities that bring a property into compliance with California Wildland Urban Interface Code. 2021 applications are now live on the ReCoverCA website, along with full Program details, eligibility, policies and procedures, fact sheets, and application instructions.

DR 4610 – July 14 Through October 25, 2021 wildfires: Plumas County.