The CAB is committed to advocate for the venerable population in our community with resources, knowledge, and opportunities for advancement and independence.
Ending Poverty by Empowering People
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Eligible low-income families can apply annually for assistance with you Gas & Electric (PG&E) or Propane or Wood.
For Applications click link below:
Consent Form (if bill isn't in your name)
Rapid Rehousing for Homeless
Housing relocation and stabilization services and/or short-and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to help homeless individuals or families (living in shelters or in places not meant for human habitation) move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability.
Must be a San Benito County Resident
Tennant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
TBRA is a rental assistance program administered by the Department of Community Services and can be used to help individual households pay for housing expenses such as:
The TBRA program does NOT assist with back Rent
You must be a resident of San Benito County for at least 90 days.
*Utility deposit assistance must be provided in conjunction with a TBRA security deposit or monthly assistance program. In addition, utility deposits assistance may be used on for utilities permitted under the Section 8 utility allowance. This includes electric, gas, water and trash, but does not include telephone and cable television.
AVAILABLE TO LOW– AND MODERATE-INCOME PERSONS OR HOUSEHOLDS, RESIDING WITHIN THE CITY OF HOLLISTER, SAN JUAN BAUTISTA AND SAN BENITO COUNTY
Up to 3 months Utility Assistance Payments. Eligible households must meet ALL of the following:
Family/Household with income based on Income Limits (shown below)
Family/Household with a documented financial need due to COVID-19 (loss of employment, or additional household members sheltering in place, or other COVID-19 related impact)
Family/Household resides in the program’s service area
Family/Household is not able to access other payment assistance for same costs (no duplication of benefit)
Family Winter Shelter
Temporary Housing for Families with Children ages 18* and under from December - March
*18 year old must be enrolled in school
Helping Hands is considered a permanent housing program for chronically homeless individuals and families with disabilities (Disability/Medical diagnoses must be supported by documentation certified physician or therapist)
Must be homeless for 12 month consecutive or 4+ episodes in the 3 years; defined by HUD definition of "Living in a place not meant for human habitation".
Must be a San Benito County Resident
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)
Assistance for individuals who are HIV/AIDS positive. Services include:
Monthly Food Voucher
Housing Opportunities Meals Empowerment (H.O.M.E.) Resource Center provides a warm bed for 50 homeless individuals (28 men and 22 women).
Shelter Guests are provided:
Supportive Services to aid them in becoming self-sufficient.
America's Job Center of California
San Benito County America's Job Center of California (AJCC) is packed with a full array of useful equipment, tools, and personnel to help job seekers of all ages, as well as employers.
For job seekers, the AJCC provides free access to the internet, the state-wide CALJOBS job search database, a well-stocked resource library, resume building assistance, employment readiness workshops, childcare resources and referrals.
For employers, the AJCC offers programs that help defray the costs of training skilled labor, subsidized employment, access to trained graduates, labor market information and business start-up assistance.
The Hollister Migrant Housing Center is open to families from the months of May through November. This center provides subsidized housing to migrant agricultural working families.
The purpose of the Migrant Housing Center is to provide safe, decent and affordable seasonal rental housing and support services for migrant farmworker families during the peak harvest season.
Partners & Referrals
Monday - Friday 10a-12p: Distributes food bags to the 1st 20 families in line up to 6 times per year. Fishes & Loaves 680 College St, Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 637-8669
It’s our mission to fight hunger and malnutrition in San Benito County. We serve as a countywide source of supplemental food for the working poor, low-income seniors, families, children, homeless and disabled citizens of our area. We also supply food to non-profit agency partners who serve those in need. 1133 San Felipe Road, Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 637-0340
CRLA offers a variety of services and programs to California's low-income communities. CRLA is nationally recognized as a leader in farmworker and migrant service provision through community outreach, educational training and direct legal service. CRLA does not only serve farmworker and migrant communities, but all communities in California.
a nonprofit organization providing shelter and assistance to women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We are the only domestic violence shelter in San Benito County and have been serving families in need since 2006.
San Benito County Free Library 470 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 636-4107 email@example.com
Affordable Glasses Online High-quality, affordable eyeglasses. With prices starting at $6.95 for single-vision prescription glasses.
The YMCA of San Benito County is a charitable organization offering programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body. Since our inception in 1999, the YMCA has grown to encompass a wide variety of exceptional opportunities including Youth Sports, Afterschool programs, Day Camp, Sports Camps and Health & Fitness Classes.
The Hollister Self Help Center location can provide the following assistance: • Assist with Small Claims, Guardianship (of the person), Limited and Probate Conservatorship, Name Change/Gender Change, Restraining Orders, Landlord/Tenant issues, Emancipation, and Civil/Collections (contract cases only). and more. (831) 786-7200
No kid sleeps on the floor in our town! Child bedlessness is a national problem, and as a national nonprofit with chapters spread across the country, SHP has provided the solution. We are a volunteer organization that builds beds for kids who are sleeping on the floor and there are multiple ways to get involved right here on our CA-Hollister page.