Welcome to the Housing Resource Center of Monterey County!

The need for housing assistance is greater than ever and YOUR donation makes all the difference. Check out our new video and also catch it on KSBW during the next month to promote donations to HRC through the Monterey County Gives! campaign.

Monterey County GIVES!

The Housing Resource Center of Monterey County (HRC) is an independent non-profit housing resource agency. We provide resources ranging from emergency rental assistance to home ownership. For more than thirty years, HRC has helped thousands of residents of our community attain and retain one of life’s basic needs: safe, affordable housing.

Our homeless services fill a vital community need by providing case management, search and placement into permanent housing, emergency rent payments,  and supportive services to those experiencing—or faced with the imminent threat of—homelessness.We currently have special programs available for homeless Veterans and their families, homeless families with children, and homeless Senior women living on the Monterey Peninsula.

We also have a Security Deposit Guarantee Program, available with a limited number of property owners.

Our home ownership services help families buy—or keep—their homes. HRC is the only HUD-approved Housing Counseling agency in Monterey County.  Our Certified Housing Counselors have prevented over 500 local foreclosures. Households that participate in HRC foreclosure prevention counseling have a 60 percent greater likelihood of success. We also administer a variety of home buyer and down payment assistance programs. We’ve helped more than 300 families become home owners! We’re currently providing on-line First Time Home Buying education.

Financial Literacy education is an integral component of all HRC programs. Learning vital ‘smart money’ skills like budgeting, saving, banking, and credit management empowers all of us to make smarter financial decisions for ourselves and our families, and to become financially sustainable, thereby requiring no further assistance.

Since 1984, the Housing Resource Center has helped more than 40,000 people in Monterey County prevent homelessness and attain and maintain safe, affordable housing.  We’re proud of what we’ve done so far. And none of these services would be possible without the steady and unwavering support of our community.

We CAN end homelessness in our community. YOU can help

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Donate Now!


Please give generously and often.
Your support goes directly to providing permanent housing solutions, teaching financial literacy, and helping foster safe, affordable housing and independence in our local community.


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Thank you!
We depend on and appreciate your support!

If you would prefer to print the donation form, please mail it with your donation to:

Housing Resource Center of Monterey County
201 A John St.
Salinas, CA 93901
Tax ID #20-0125143

(831) 424-9186

Upcoming Events

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Volunteer Opportunities

We welcome your help and have a variety of volunteer opportunities available here. All agency volunteers and staff are annually required to sign our Code of Conduct which you will find on this page.

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HRC fosters community stability, stronger communities, and personal economic empowerment through education, advocacy, counseling and assistance.

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