Homeless Commission

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Homeless Resources on the Monterey Peninsula

Below are a list of resources and organizations that can help people who are experiencing homelessness or near homelessness.

Resources on the Monterey Peninsula

Coalition of Homeless Services Providers - www.homeless.chsp.org
• Monterey/San Benito's Continuum of Care Coordinating Agency
• Resources for all homeless services

The Salvation Army Monterey Corps - https://montereypeninsula.salvationarmy.org/
• Good Samaritan Center offers laundry, showers, daily meals and case management.
• Casa de Las Palmas and Phase II are Transitional Housing units for homeless families.
• Fredrickson House is an emergency shelter for homeless families.

Community Human Services - www.chservices.org
• Mental Health Counseling
• Genesis House (Alcohol and Drug Treatment)
• Casa de Noche Buena Emergency Shelter
• Safe Passage Transitional Housing for 18-21 year olds
• Safe Place Emergency Shelter for 18-21 year olds

County Services - http://mcdss.co.monterey.ca.us/benefits/
• Behavioral Health
• Department of Social Services
• Child and Family Services
• Seaside Family Health Center
• Workforce Development Board
• Safer Parking Program
Veteran Services
• Veterans Transition Center, located in Marina, has transitional housing, emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing for veterans. www.vtcmonterey.org
• Nation's Finest can connect homeless Veterans with HUD-VASH vouchers (section 8 vouchers for Vets), assist with homeless prevention, repair vehicles, pay deposits and so much more. www.nationsfinest.org
• Major General William H. Gourley VA-DoD Outpatient Clinic - https://www.va.gov/find-locations/facility/vha_640HC

Safe Parking Programs

  1. Food Assistance
  2. Housing Services
  3. Other Supportive Services
  4. Medical Assistance

Food Assistance Programs

Food Bank for Monterey County: https://foodbankformontereycounty.org/food-assistance/emergency-food-assistance-program/
Food Pantries: https://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/monterey_county_food_banks.html
Food Distribution Schedule:

About the Commission 

To plan, advocate, support and collaborate with those effected by homelessness


The objectives of the Commission are to:

  • Review and comment on City ordinances, programs and policies and state mandates related to housing, CDBG grants and programs, and other poverty mitigation programs;
  • Monitor and assist the City’s progress in implementing needed homeless services and facilities;
  • Develop policy recommendations and processes to measure the effectiveness of new and existing policies in ending and preventing homelessness and coordinate with the CDAC for their required reporting in the HUD mandated Annual Action Report;
  • Identify strategic goals for the City and estimate resources needed to accomplish these goals; investigate funding to implement programs to benefit the homeless community.
  • Identify partnerships with County, City and other community programs that can be leveraged to achieve the goals of ending or preventing homelessness in the City of Seaside.  

Homeless Commission Annual Work Plan

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Seaside Homeless Commission Meetings 

  • The Homeless Commission meets every other month. 
  • Meetings begin at 5:30PM
  • Meeting dates and agendas can be found HERE
  • The commission will also meet occasionally for Special Meetings which are posted appropriately. 
  • To view meetings please check out the City of Seaside YouTube Channel for meeting videos


For more information regarding the Homeless Commission, please contact the Staff Liaison Derrick Elder
at 831-899-6851 or delder@ci.seaside.ca.us


The Homeless Commission consists of seven members appointed to a three-year term of office.

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