Housing Resources
Learn about housing programs and services


2024 State of California Income Limits

The Department of Housing and Community Development, Division of Housing Policy Development, has published the 2024 State Income Limits to reflect updated median income and household income levels for each County. Certain Federal and State programs use these limits to determine eligibility for affordable housing.

Service Providers

2-1-1 Monterey County is a program of United Way of Monterey County that provides comprehensive information and referral services for Monterey County.

Alliance on Aging is a nonprofit provider of senior services in Monterey County, providing a range of programs, including Medicare Counseling & Education (HICAP), Senior Peer Counseling, Nursing Home Information & Advocacy, Tax Counseling for the Elderly, Benefits Checkup, and a monthly Senior Outreach Luncheon in Salinas.

Central Coast Center for Independent Living promotes the independence of people with disabilities by supporting their equal and full participation in life. CCCIL provides advocacy, education, and support to people with disabilities, their families, and the community.

Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc. (CHISPA) is a private nonprofit housing developer based in Monterey County. CHISPA manages all of their apartment buildings and provides onsite educational and recreational programs for residents in partnership with local community organizations, including the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club of Monterey County, Read to Me Project, Alisal Percussion, Arts Council for Monterey County, and Alliance on Aging.

Community Human Services (CHS) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to providing high-quality mental health, substance abuse, and homeless services to Monterey County residents to help them reach their full potential.

HUD Exchange, Housing and Homeless Assistance

Interim, Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that provides a unique combination of support services, housing, and treatment for adults with mental illness in Monterey County. Services provided include affordable supportive housing, residential treatment, mental health and dual recovery services, case coordination, therapeutic services, outreach and intensive support for homeless adults, supported education and employment, day treatment, and peer support.

MidPen Housing is a nonprofit developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing in Northern California. 

The Coalition of Homeless Service Providers mission is to eliminate homelessness in Monterey and San Benito Counties by promoting regional partnerships and interagency collaboration for a comprehensive system of housing for our diverse population.

United Way of Monterey County 

Veterans Transition Center of California is a nonprofit that empowers Veterans to transition from crisis to self-sufficiency. VTC operates out of the old Fort Ord complex and provides homeless Veterans and their families with food, clothing, case management, life skills, substance abuse counseling, benefit enrollment, medical referrals, employment training, and housing.

Fair Housing Services

U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: Fair Housing booklet
To file a housing discrimination complaint https://www.hud.gov/fairhousing/fileacomplaint 

ECHO Fair Housing Services

Legal Services for Seniors

California Rural Legal Assistance

Central Coast Center for Independent Living

Center for Community Advocacy

April HUD Fair Housing Month
Fair Housing Month | HUD.gov / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

California Tenants and Landlords Rights and Responsibilities
Resources – Tenant (ca.gov)

HUD Housing Assistance
Need Housing Assistance? – HUD Exchange

Homeless Services

Monterey County Homeless Services Resource Guide

Housing Rehabilitation

2 1 1 / United Way Monterey County:
Home Rehabilitation Programs

Reasonable Accommodation Procedure

City Council Policy C11-01, Reasonable Accommodation

Subordinate Units / Accessory Dwelling Units

California Department of Housing and Community Development
Accessory Dwelling Unit Handbook, Updated July 2022

California State Legislature
Government Code Section 65852.2

Resources from The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey

Affordable Rental Housing Resource Guide
Housing Choice Voucher Program
Accessible Housing for persons with Disabilities