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

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Severe Weather Energy Assistance and Transportation Services (SWEATS) 


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.

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Rental Assistance

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

CARES Seniors & Veterans

  • Rental Assistance

  • Food Voucher

  • Utility Assistance

Must be COVID impacted for Seniors (age 60+) & Veterans


Application - English

Aplicación en español


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:

  • Rent

  • Utility*

  • Security Deposits

  • Utility Deposits

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.​

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Emergency Rental Assistance Program
(Must Apply On-Line)

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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

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:

  • Rental Assistance

  • Monthly Food Voucher

  • Dental Assistance

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H.O.M.E. Resource

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:

  • 3-Meals/day

  • Shower Facilities

  • Supportive Services to aid them in becoming self-sufficient.

Homeless Transitional

Housing Units

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.

Migrant Center

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

Fishes & Loaves
Fishes & Loaves

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

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Community Food Bank
Community Food Bank

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

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California Rural Legal Assistance
California Rural Legal Assistance

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.

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Emmaus House
Emmaus House

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.

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San Benito County Library
San Benito County Library

San Benito County Free Library 470 Fifth Street, Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 636-4107

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Low-Cost Eye Glasses
Low-Cost Eye Glasses

Affordable Glasses Online High-quality, affordable eyeglasses. With prices starting at $6.95 for single-vision prescription glasses.

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YMCA of San Benito County
YMCA of San Benito County

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.

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Superior Court Hollister Self-Help
Superior Court Hollister Self-Help

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

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Sleep in Heavenly Peace

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.

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