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California Property Tax Postponement Program

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Do you or a loved one need help keeping up with residential property tax payments?

The Property Tax Postponement Program (PTP) allows eligible houseowners to postpone property taxes on a primary residence. To be eligible:

  • be at least 62 years of age, or blind, or have a disability;
  • own and occupy the home as your primary place of residence;
  • have a total household income of $45,810 or less;
  • have at least 40 percent equity in the property;
  • other requirements.

Learn more by reviewing the PTP document.

Message from the Executive Director

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Dear Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) Clients and Planning Team Members,

At ACRC, one of our defining values is Health, Safety, and Well-Being.  We are committed to advocating for the overall wellness of clients by promoting access to quality health care, safe and appropriate housing, safe environments, and healthy choices.  In keeping with that value, we have come together as a community to fight the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vaccine Mandate for all IHSS, Regional Center Employees, and Vendors

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The California Public Health Officer, Tomás J. Aragón, has mandated vaccinations for all IHSS, regional center employees, and service providers for regional centers by November 30, 2021. The order is effective immediately, and individuals required in this mandate must be in full compliance:

Senate Bill 639 Signed into Law!

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California achieved an important civil right with Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature on Senate Bill (SB) 639 ending the policy that allowed businesses with special licenses to be able to pay people with disabilities subminimum wage for their work. California now becomes the 13th state to end this practice. Once the implementation process is complete all California employees with disabilities will earn at least minimum wage for their work.

Service Provider Hiring Challenges Survey

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We see in the news the nationwide hiring and retention challenges facing businesses. We wanted to get an idea of how it’s impacting our local developmental disability service system and the clients we serve through a Hiring Challenges Survey. We are planning on running this same survey again in six months to compare the results.

Summary:

185 respondents, representing 46 service codes and all ten counties.

Vaccine Song

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Members of the Client Advisory Committee composed a song and came together to perform it on video to encourage you to get vaccinated!

Emergency Preparedness Information

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It is important to be prepared during an emergency!

Below are some links to learn more about power shutoffs and helpful resources.

Learn about Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) (pge.com)

PG&E Medical Baseline Allowance (pge.com)

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Opportunities

The ACRC/Safeway Pharmacy partnership, along with our service providers, to date, has led to over 9,000 of our clients being vaccinated as well as many family caregivers and service providers. 

Get Vaccinated!

If you are in need of an in-home vaccination, please review this Update Letter.

Message to Clients and Community Partners on COVID-19

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Dear ACRC Clients and Families,
While our offices are not open to the public for meetings or visitors, ACRC remains open for business.

Message to Service Providers on COVID-19

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Alta California Regional Center continues to closely monitor the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named COVID-19). ACRC staff, including our medical professionals, have met to develop a coordinated response. Currently, in-person meetings are suspended as directed by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) found under the Directives heading. ACRC encourages our service providers to review information and follow the prevention strategies listed below:

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