• Supervisors Re-Authorize Rental Assistance Program, Add $61 Million in Aid

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday authorized continuation of the Riverside County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, with $61.63 million in additional funds now available to aid residents impacted by coronavirus public health lockdowns that left them struggling to pay their bills. In a 5-0 vote without comment, the board directed the county Department of Housing, Homelessness […]

  • Federal Eviction Moratorium Expiring Causing Confusion

    The federal eviction moratorium expired on Saturday putting in jeopardy millions of Americans who are behind on their rent. This has worried many who believe this also applies to California. But Governor Gavin Newsom extended the moratorium through September and also landlords can apply to recoup back rent. Congress allocated $45 billion, only $3 billion […]

  • Applications open for Indio water bill assistance

    The application period is open for the ‘Help 2 Others Indio COVID-19 Water Bill Assistance Program.’ Eligible IWA customers must: — Have past due water bills issued after April 1, 2020 and due by December 31, 2020 —Demonstrate loss of job, reduction of income, health impact or other documentation connecting need to COVID-19 — Not […]

  • NBCares: United Way of The Desert

    They call it 360 degrees of need. That’s the mission of the United Way of The Desert. For over seven decades, they have been helping those in need in our desert community, breaking the cycle of poverty for 45% of our Valley. This weekend they will hold their 29th annual major fundraiser in hopes of […]

  • Coachella Valley Charitable Walks Step Off Saturday

    A 5K walk in Indio Saturday marks the first of four this month benefiting Coachella Valley charitable organizations. The event is the first of United Way of the Desert’s annual 5K walks, which serve as donation drives for local nonprofits. Saturday’s 8 a.m. walk at Indio High School includes a call to the community for […]

  • “Raising a Reader” hits Coachella Valley Schools

    Third grade reading proficiency is one of the most significant predictors of high school graduation. United Way is implementing a nationwide literacy program, “Raising a Reader,” in the Coachella Valley and Desert Sands Unified School Districts to help educate students in the valley. Raising a Reader gives students a book bag of books every week to […]

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