Temporary Housing & Assistance



Project Touch - Transitional housing and homeless prevention





Valley Restart Shelter - Homeless shelter

200 E. Menlo Hemet, CA 92543

(951) 766-7476


Salvation Army - Emergency Shelter, transitional housing, food & Nutrition Programs, emergency financial assistance, disaster services.

340 S. Palm Avenue Hemet, CA 92543





Gods Helping Hands - Transitional housing for men only, call for availibility.

1040 Teepee Lane Perris

(951) 657-3041



Path of Life Ministries - Emergency Shelter Services. Intake is Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:30 p.m - 1 p.m

2840 Hulen Place Riverside, CA

(951) 683-4101


Path of Life Family Shelter - Emergency shelter for women with children. Intakes daily after 4 p.m.

2530 Third Street Riverside


Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HRPR) - Provides utility and rental assistance when funding is available

Riverside County Housing Authority - 5555 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA 92504



Operation SafeHouse - provides Emergency Shelter, Intervention and Outreach Services to Youth in Crisis.

(800) 561-6944



Lighthouse Social Service Centers - Transitional, permanent, and rapid-rehousing for Veterans and families. Other services include: Outreach, Case Management, Assistance obtaining VA and public benefits and Limited Temporary financial assistance, which includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Rental assistance
  2. Utility-fee payment assistance
  3. Housing location assistance
  4. Moving assistance

1003 E. Cooley Dr Ste 205,
Colton. California 92324

(951) 571-3533



Off the Streets Huntington Beach  This organization serves Orange County and Riverside County. They can provide 3 services to house the homeless IF they have an existing income source and help budget help to determine the rent you can afford based on your monthly income, security deposit assistance, and furniture for your new home.

(657) 215-0853


Rental Assistance/Affordable Housing

Housing Authority of the County of Riverside - Vouchers and Affordable Public Housing information. Provides rental assistance 1 time at 5555 Arlington Ave Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(951) 351-0700



Lutheran Social Services

3772 Taft St 

(951) 689-7847


Catholic Charities - Provides family/community assistance programs, casework, emergency assistance, basic needs, counseling, and immigration programs. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

39429 Los Alamos Rd Suite B Murrieta, CA 92563

(951) 691-8203


Security Deposit/Down Payment Assistance

Off the Streets – Huntington Beach provides security deposit assistance and is a non-profit charity focused on housing the homeless in Orange County and Riverside County California. To be eligible for our services you must be homeless and have a source of monthly income.

(657) 215-0853



The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside is offering a Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) to qualified first time home buyers. Qualified moderate income (120% AMI) households can receive down payment assistance as a silent second loan equal to six percent (6%) of the purchase price of the home. Qualified low income (80% AMI) households can receive down payment assistance equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the purchase price of the home. Assistance shall not exceed $75,000 and is subject to further limitations.

For more information click here.  If you have any questions, contact the Housing Authority staff at (951) 343-5469.


Homes for Heroes Foundation - Help heroes in dire need as it pertains to housing or emergency financial assistance.

Utility Assistance

Edison Care Helpline - Electricity bill assistance

(800) 447-6620



Community Action Partnership of Riverside County (CAP) - Utility assistance and weatherization services to low-income customers in Riverside County.

CAP Riverside: (951) 955-4900

Hemet: (951) 791-3567

Utility Assistance Outreach Clinic Twice a Month - 951-443-1158


Free or low-cost CDBG Home Repair Program 

Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity - This program serves qualified low-income homeowners (home or mobile homes are eligible). Eligible repairs focus on health and safety which may include: exterior painting, heating/cooling repairs & installations, roof repairs/replacement, ramp installations, water heater repairs/installations, window repairs, brush removal, fence repairs, and more. To apply contact the Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley


(951) 296-3362 x207


No Cost Weatherization Services

Community Action Weatherization Services - The following are examples of what can be included in weatherizing your home:

  • Sealing drafts and air leaks
  • Improving the efficiency of your heating system
  • Adding insulation
  • Identifying indoor air quality problems
  • Installing other energy-saving devices
  • Low-flow shower heads
  • Hot water heater tank blankets
  • Pipe wrap