In November 2017, City Net was awarded a grant from the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) to provide rapid re-housing services for homeless families.  We worked with school district liaisons in five western Riverside County cities—Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula and Wildomar—to identify families struggling with homelessness.  City Net then provided outreach, case management, and housing navigation services and rapid re-housing funds to these families to connect them to leases in local apartments.  City Net achieved and exceeded all project goals:

CityStreet Exit Goal (Households)Street Exit ACTUAL (Households)Street Exit Goal (Individuals)Street Exit ACTUAL (Individuals)
Lake
Elsinore   
16316
Menifee1138
Murrieta15317
Temecula28636
Wildomar1132
TOTALS6211878

Lake Elsinore
Families housed (GOAL):    1
Families housed:                 6
Families still housed:          6
Individuals housed:             16 (6 adults and 10 children)

Success Story

Through the collaboration of City Net, Project Touch and Lake Elsinore School District a mother and her two sons were placed into housing. The family was impacted by the father’s sexual abuse of their 15-year-old son and was arrested in October 2017. This family has been faced with many barriers since this traumatic experience. They have been living with family members and friends for the last 6 months and unstable. The client is in the process of gaining employment and the family is receiving therapy together. Through this multiple system collaboration the family now has a place they can call their home and begin healing from their trauma.