Combatting Homelessness in Pacifica
Last year, we prevented homelessness or sheltered over 300 Pacificans through one-time housing assistance, motel vouchers, and shelter referral funded by state and local funds.
Zeth grew up in Pacifica and lost his housing in 2007. He has been vehicularly housed in Pacifica for most of the last decade and was the subject to numerous community complaints. Last year, we advocated to get Zeth added to the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) list, giving him additional support. At the same time, he began receiving mental health services. In June, he moved into a new supportive housing complex in Redwood City and PRC provided housing assistance for his move in costs. Zeth is now permanently housed, his rent is no more than 30% of his income, and he will receive case management for life.
Empowering Families with Intensive Case Management
We provided nearly 13,000 case management services over the last year, including financial assistance for basic needs and financial coaching to develop a plan for getting out of crisis.
The Graham family, a family of seven with five children, did not think they were eligible for services because both parents worked full time. The family was in jeopardy of losing their home to foreclosure and came to PRC for help. We enrolled them in our seasonal programs and they received emergency food and financial coaching. With support from PRC, the Grahams saved their home. They are now one of our pilot grocery delivery families, receiving a monthly grocery delivery for a commitment to save money each month. And, the Graham children now volunteer at PRC, helping other families become more economically secure.
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* In addition to the services above, PRC provided over 600,000 lbs. of food to benefit 26,411 Pacifica residents (duplicated).
PRC Emergency Shelter and Housing Assistance
Requested vs. Services Provided