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




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


Affordable Housing

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.

(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


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