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)
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Families housed (GOAL):    1
Families housed:                 5
Families still housed:          5
Individuals housed:             17 (7 adults and 10 children)

Success Story

City Net collaborated with the Murrieta School District to assist a family of six with permanent housing in Temecula.  The family is two parents with four children who attend elementary school and high school in the Murrieta District.

The family was impacted by loss of employment, as one of the parents was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical diagnosis earlier in the year.

After losing their apartment for inability to maintain the lease payments, the family moved temporarily with a relative, with the parents and all four children sharing a single bedroom.

The father continues to work and the mother is still in treatment, so we were able to leverage the rapid rehousing funds and housing navigation assistance to help them locate and afford a new apartment.

The family was overjoyed to move into a 3-bedroom apartment and are so thankful for all the support and assistance they have received from the community.