Housing Stability Program


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We have fully obligated the remaining funds for the Monterey County Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Because of this, United Way Monterey County is no longer accepting new applications or requests for additional payments for the program. 


Beginning in 2023, some Emergency Rent Assistance funding was shifted to support Housing Stability programs.  These programs provide support for housing unstable Monterey County families allowing them to maintain or obtain stable housing.

Specific program services include but are not limited to:

  • Providing financial assistance such as assistance with the deposit, move-in fees, storage fees, or application fees, to obtain stable housing
  • Case management services to help a client maintain or obtain housing and support financial stability
  • Housing navigation services to connect families with available housing
  • Mediating between landlord and tenant on lease agreement disputes
  • Assistance with obtaining a housing voucher and other public benefits
  • Making closed-loop Smart Referrals
  • Other services as deemed appropriate by Grantee.



To learn more about programs contact the participating agencies,
call 211, or self refer via chatbot on 211montereycounty.org.


Participating Agencies Include:

  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • City of Greenfield
  • City of Salinas
  • Harnell College Foundation
  • Community Human Services


Program Eligibity:

  • Resident of Monterey County
  • Income Eligibility:
Number of people in a Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Acutely Low $10,550 $12,050 $13,550 $15,050 $16,250 $17,450 $18,650 $19,850
Extremely Low $25,300 $28,900 $32,500 $36,100 $39,000 $41,900 $45,420 $50,560
Very Low Income $42,150 $48,200 $54,200 $60,200 $65,050 $69,850 $74,650 $79,500
Low Income $67,450 $77,100 $86,750 $96,350 $104,100 $111,800 $119,500 $127,200
Median Income $70,300 $80,300 $90,350 $100,400 $108,450 $116,450 $124,500 $132,550
Moderate Income $84,350 $96,400 $108,450 $120,500 $130,150 $139,800 $149,400 $159,050




Participating Partners

Agency Rental Assistance Utility Assistance
Central Coast Energy Services n/a x
City of Gonzales x x
City of King x x
City of Soledad x x
Goodwill Central Coast x x
Housing Resource Center x n/a
Monterey One Water n/a x
North Monterey County Recreation & Park District x x
Pajaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance x x
Salvation Army Monterey Peninsula Corps x n/a