Temporary Housing & Assistance
Project Touch - Transitional housing and homeless prevention
Valley Restart Shelter - Homeless shelter
200 E. Menlo Hemet, CA 92543
Salvation Army - Emergency Shelter, transitional housing, food & Nutrition Programs, emergency financial assistance, disaster services.
340 S. Palm Avenue Hemet, CA 92543
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
Housing Authority of the County of Riverside - Vouchers and Affordable Public Housing information.
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.
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.
Edison Care Helpline - Electricity bill assistance
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
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