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Housing Resource Center

Mission

The mission of the Housing Resource Center (HRC) of Monterey County is to provide a continuum of housing resources for homeless prevention and affordable housing opportunities. HRC fosters community stability, stronger communities, and personal economic empowerment through education, advocacy, counseling and services.

The Big Idea

The mission of the Housing Resource Center (HRC) of Monterey County is to provide a continuum of housing resources for homelessness prevention, including affordable housing opportunities. HRC’s Big Idea is its plan for expanding homeless services, needed more than ever due to record unemployment and economic hardship due to Covid-19. Those who are currently homeless are now faced with the dilemma of not being able to shelter in place. People currently in HRC’s programs need more financial support than ever before. HRC has been extending hotel stays for homeless clients and increasing rental support for clients who have lost their jobs, experienced a decrease in wages or are struggling to find employment. In order for HRC to meet this growing need, they need funding to increase staff, upgrade technology and move to a more accommodating office space.

HRC worked tirelessly to find something for us. Eliza followed up with us and would communicate as often as necessary. Espie helped us so much. She gave us hope. We were so blessed the day Eliza called and said, 'I have a lead and you’re gonna love it.' She was right! ... She found this amazing apartment down the road from both places of employment. We were over the moon. We could not wait to move in...We could not wait to finally have a place to come home to... The moment we walked through that door, we knew this was home...We didn’t have much but the Housing Resource Center helped us in more ways than one. HRC helped my family and I feel normal again. The day we moved in was one of our happiest... We are so blessed to have such wonderful people who care about their clients and don’t just see a number, but they see the good in them. We will forever be grateful to them!...

- Anonymous