The following is a list of local resources divided by service areas:
California Department of Developmental Services
This site is the main website of the agency through which the State of California provides services and supports to children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Monterey County Department of Social and Employment Services
In Home Support Services (IHSS). Program provides payment for in home assistance to enable people to remain safely in their own homes. Services provided include: assistance with cleaning, shopping, laundry, meal preparation and non medical personal services (bathing, dressing, feeding, etc.). Eligibility: Low income persons who cannot remain at home safely without assistance and who qualify for Supplemental Social Security Income.
Housing Authority of Monterey County
Provides low income rental assistance. Supplements rents in private market units that meet Housing Authority standards. Certificate holders pay 30% of income for rent and utilities. Income needs to be not greater than 50% of county median income. Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The lists of low-income apartment complexes available in the county.
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
A national housing and community development advocate for the provision of adequate and affordable housing, especially for low and moderate income individuals.
San Andreas Regional Center
San Andreas Regional Center is a community-based, private non-profit corporation that is funded by the State of California to provide case management and referral services to people with developmental disabilities.
U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Alliance on Aging
Telephone: 800-510-2020 (Toll Free)
Provide a wide variety of services that include Information and Assistance, Senior Peer Counseling, Tax Counseling, Health Insurance and Employment for Seniors.
Central Coast Center for Independent Living.
Advances the civil rights of people living with disabilities and assists with independent living opportunites for this population. Advocates for & provides information on the removal of barriers both architectural and environmental. Services are provided for individuals and family members of people with disabilities. Hours are: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
Gateway Center of Monterey County
Residential Programs and Services: Provides a variety of residential settings in Monterey County for people with developmental disabilities.
Congress Avenue Home: Home to 49 consumers. Fully-staffed, 24 hours/day, this facility emphasizes increasing independence and individual choice in all aspects of daily living, health and personal safety, with special emphasis on community participation.
Forest Hill Group Home: Located on Pacific Grove's Forest Hill Boulevard, provides residence to six residents whom live and work in the greater community. Support, counseling, and Independent Living Skills training is provided. Additional Group Homes have been established.
Supported Living and Independent Living Services: Provides the necessary supports and training for an individual to live in his/her own home in the community.
A mental health agency providing residential treatment and affordable housing opportunties. Referral by the Monterey County Behavioral Health Services (831-755-4510) or Natividad Medical Center Crisis Team. Housing programs offers groups homes and apartments. Residents receive case management and mental health support services.
Mental health counseling; Family Support Services; Financial Assistance; Citizen and Immigration support..
Housing Advocacy of Monterey County
Security Desposit Guarantee Program: Program offers guarantees to landlords that the deposit will be paid during the first year of tenancy. Tenants pay 1/12 of the deposit each month for one year. Eligibility: Low income Monterey County resident. Tenant must have adequate income to pay all monthly expenses and good credit.
Mc Home Homeless Shelter
John XXIII AIDS Ministry
Provides case management services to assist with HIV and/or AIDS to avoid eviction or homelessness.
Shelter Outreach Plus - Homeward Bound
Telephone: 800-339-8228 (Toll Free)
Two-year transitional living program for single females and simgle female head of household families. Including case management, life skills', workshops, children's programs. Must be alcohol and drug free for at least 60 days. Rent is 30% of the resident's income.
Salvation Army - Good Samaritan Center
Provides eviction prevention/rental assistance to assist family in avoiding eviction/homelessness. Emergency shelter for men and women.
California Fair Employment and Housing Department
Telephone: 800-233-3212 (Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
Handles discrimination claims for California residents.
California Rural Legal Assistance
Provides legal assistance and education to low income Monterey County residents. Focus on Tenant/Landlord Rights and Responsibilites.
Conflict Resoluntion and Mediation Center
Provides mediation and conflict services including landlord/tenant and neighborhood problems, fair housing & all forms of alternative dispute resolution to include arbitration services.
Hours: Monday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm).
Legal Services for Seniors
Telephone: 831-899-0492 (Pennisula)
Telephone: 831-442-7700 (Salinas)
Legal advise and representation for persons age 60 and older who are socially or economically needy. Priorty areas are housing, consumer/debt collection problems, elder abuse, access to health care, and income maintenance.
Protection & Advocacy Inc.
Telephone: 510-267-1200 (Oakland)
Agency works in partnership with persons with disabilities - to protect, advocate for, and advance their human, legal, and service rights. Protecting peoples' rights to accessable and fair housing is a major emphasis of their activity.
City of Monterey
Down Payment assistance loans for low and moderate first time homebuyers. Payments are deferred. Applicants must currently live or work in the City of Monterey.
City of Pacifc Grove
Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program: Low interest and deferred interest loans to low income, disabled, or elderly property owners in Pacific Grove. Both emergency and major rehabilitiation loans.
Home Improvement Loans: Home improvement loans are available to subsidize units.
Rental Assistance Program: Limited funds are available to subsidize rents for income eligible households who live or work in Pacific Grove. Rental units must be located in Pacific Grove.
City of Salinas
Downpayment assistance is provided for low income residents of the City of Salinas. Provides eligible low income families and individuals with a low-interest, deferred payment loan for the purchase of their first home. Must be a Salinas resident employed in Salinas.
City of Seaside
Downpayment assistance is provided for low income residents of the City of Seaside. Must be a Seaside resident for two years. Deferred payment loan.
HOME OWNERSHIP AND RENTAL TAX REBATE:
Self-Help Program: Provides self-help housing programs in Monterey County to eligible low income families. In lieu of a down payment, each family commits to provide an average of 40 hours construction labor per week. The families work together in teams of eight to twelve families.
Lown Income Rentals: Rental homes for low income families/individuals throughout Monterey County. Must apply onto waitlist.
Habitat for Humanity
Self help home building partnerships for families who qualify as low income
South County Housing
New development of affordable 2 and 3 bedroom homes at University Villages in Marina to begin 2008.
COUNTY AND CITY WEBSITES::
County of Monterey/Housing and Redevelopment Agency
City of Marina
City of Monterey
City of Pacifc Grove
City of Salinas
City of Seaside
Monterey County Housing Alliance
Offers Credit Education, Home Buyer Education, Borrower Counseling, and access to Mortgage Loan Products to low and moderate income families.
MST RIDES Program
For people who have a disability or condition that prevents them from using MST's "fixed route" bus service. The service offers van service, reimbursed-taxi service and special medical trips. To participate in the MST RIDES program, persons must qualify for eligibility. Contact MST RIDES for eligibility and certification informaton.