Hope in Home is a short-term support program serving families and individuals seeking one-time financial assistance for rent and utilities.

The Hope in Home program is a one-time financial assistance benefit and is eligible to families and individuals in Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo Counties.

Due to the pandemic, Catholic Charities’ Hope in Home program is available year around or until further notice. Ordinarily, the Hope in Home program is available seasonally from November to February.

To Apply:

Please call at 8:00 am on one of the following dates and leave a message.  
  • March 22nd for April 2021
  • April 22nd for May 2021

Leave a Message:

Call one of the following numbers:
  • Monterey County: (831) 393-3110
  • Santa Cruz County: (831) 722-2675
Press #1 for Family Supportive Services and leave a message including your full name, phone number, city where you reside, and the type of assistance you are seeking.

Program Requirements:

  •  Photo ID
  •  Income verification for last 30 days
  •  Rental contract
  •  Proof of necessity
  • Landlord verification

Clients enrolled in this program participate in the following services:

  • Client’s needs assessment

  • Short-term goal setting and individualized support

  • One time direct assistance towards a portion of: 1st month of rent, past due rent, past due electricity, gas, or water

  • Referrals and assistance navigating other local services

"I received help paying rent and a referral for senior housing. Thank you"- Hope in Home client

testimony of senior who received help staying housed

Esperanza en Casa

Esperanza en Casa

Hope in Home

Hope in Home

Please note that due to limited resources, we can only meet a fraction of the community needs.