United Way to help with rent and utility assistance program

Monterey, CA – United Way Monterey County has partnered with the County of Monterey to provide rent and utility assistance to eligible residents who are experiencing unemployment and loss of income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“All of us know someone who has been financially impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.  These friends and neighbors may be struggling to cover basic needs such as rent and utilities.” said Katy Castagna, President and CEO, United Way Monterey County. “To address the growing need, United Way has partnered with the County of Monterey and local service organizations to distribute $1.25 Million of CARES Act funding to support families experiencing financial hardship and housing instability,” added Castagna.

 Residents can call 211 Monterey County to determine eligibility and receive benefits information about rent and utility assistance. For more information about the program, visit United Way Monterey County website at www.UnitedWayMCCA.org/county-rent-and-utility; or contact Kelly DeWolfe, Impact Associate, Affordable Housing by email at Kelly.DeWolfe@UnitedWayMCCA.org.

About United WayUWMC stands for diversity, equity, anti-racism, and inclusion in our organizational practices, policies, and programs. We fight for the financial stability of families with a focus on access to affordable, quality child care and housing. In addition, United Way provides a portfolio of financial support services and connections to help families become self-sufficient. Family financial stability boosts student performance, increases residents’ safety and health outcomes and helps our local economy grow.


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