Welcome to the Housing Resource Center of Monterey County!

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

Our homeless prevention services fill a vital community need by providing emergency rent payments, security deposit guarantees and supportive services to local families experiencing—or faced with the threat of—homelessness.

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!

Financial Literacy education is an integral component of all HRC programs. Learning these vital smart money skills empowers our clients to make smarter financial decisions for themselves and their families, and to become financially sustainable, thereby requiring no further assistance.

Since 1984, the Housing Resource Center has helped more than 33,000 Monterey County residents in need 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.

Thank you!

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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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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
P.O. Box 1307
Salinas, CA 93902
Tax ID #20-0125143

(831) 424-9186

Upcoming Events

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27Nov
Thanksgiving Day HolidayTime: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
28Nov
Thanksgiving Day HolidayTime: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
17Dec

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.