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:
|City||Street Exit Goal (Households)||Street Exit ACTUAL (Households)||Street Exit Goal (Individuals)||Street Exit ACTUAL (Individuals)|
Families housed (GOAL): 1
Families housed: 2
Families still housed: 2
Individuals housed: 7 (2 adults and 5 children)
A homeless woman and her children had been living in emergency shelters and at a friend’s home off and on for the five previous months. The client reported that she struggled to find employment and care for her three young children.
City Net and Menifee School District were able to assist with the help of the WRCOG grant. With grant funds, City Net paid the security deposit and her first month’s rent on an apartment. Additionally, by the support of the Stake Relief Society President and volunteers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the family received food, clothing, bedding, gift cards, and beds. The client and her three children were appreciative and grateful for all the support from the community.