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 Elsinore16316
Menifee1138
Murrieta15317
Temecula28636
Wildomar1132
TOTALS6211878

Wildomar
Families housed (GOAL):          1
Families housed:                        1
Families still housed:                1
Individuals housed:                   2 (1 adult and 1 child)

Success Story

A female client and her child were previously staying in shared housing with family members.  After a domestic dispute, they suddenly left that housing and were in need of assistance.

The family was referred to City Net, who was able to leverage the rapid rehousing funds from the WRCOG grant to pay for first month’s rent and a security deposit on an apartment.  The client was helping to pay the rent in her previous living arrangement, and has the income to make the monthly payments, but lacked the required amount of funds to secure an apartment.