Emergency Rental Assistance

Need money for a security deposit? Facing eviction or loss of utilities? Emergency Rental Assistance can provide you with temporary financial resources to stabilize your housing situation. These resources can help prevent homelessness or, if you are homeless, they can help afford temporary, transitional, or permanent housing.

Each organization has a different form of rental assistance and different eligibility requirements. Emergency rental assistance is also dependent on available funding.  Be sure that whichever program you contact has the services you need and the funding to assist you.

Some of the programs require you to be referred through The Coordinated Assessment and Referral System (CARS) which is the referral system in which all federally-funded homeless housing programs must receive their clients from. For more information, click here.

Catholic Charities-Hope in Home

922 Hilby Avenue Suite C, Seaside  (831) 393-3110
1705 Second Street, Salinas  (831) 422-0602
504 N 3rd St, King City (831) 525-6546

  • Client’s needs assessment
  • One-time direct assistance towards a portion of: 1st month of rent, past due rent, past due utilities
  • Referrals and assistance navigating other local services

Veterans Resource Center

40 Bonifacio Plaza, Monterey (831) 375-1184

  • Must be referred through CARS
  • For veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Short term financial assistance with rent, moving expenses, security & utility deposits, utility costs, and emergency expenses

Central Coast Center for Independent Living

318 Cayuga Street Suite 208, Salinas (831) 757-2968

  • Must be referred through CARS
  • For persons with a disability that is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Deposit assistance, short term rental assistance, moving cost, utility payment assistance
  • To apply: Contact CCCIL to schedule an appointment and provide an ID, Social Security Card, Proof of Income, and 3 Day Notice or Lease (if applicable).

The Salvation Army-“Sabu Shake, Sr.” Good Samaritan Center

800 Scott St, Sand City (831) 899-4988

Hours: M-F 8:30 AM-4:30 PM (Closed 12:00 PM-1:00 PM)

  • Rental Assistance (Emergency or Move-In Assistance)

Housing Resource Center of Monterey County

201 A John Street, Salinas (831) 424-9186

**Must be CalWorks eligible and referred by the Monterey County Department of Social Services**

  • Financial assistance with rapid re-housing or those at risk of homelessness
  • In some cases will provide assistance with utilities

San Benito County Health and Human Services

1111 San Felipe Road Suite 206, Hollister (831) 638-3315

  • Must be referred through CARS
  • Must be a San Benito County Emergency Shelter client to qualify
  • Provides financial assistance with deposits and up to 6 months of rent
Coordinated Assessment and Referral System (CARS)