Salinas Valley Virtual Housing Resource Fair

MBEP & United Way Monterey host the region’s first Virtual Salinas Valley Housing Resource Fair!

Thank you to all of our wonderful panelists for their participation in this event. Our regional leaders provided housing updates and an engaging question and answer session with everyone all together on the same screen. We extend our deepest gratitude to Congressman Jimmy Panetta, Senator Anna Caballero, Assemblymember Robert Rivas, County Supervisor Chris Lopez, Mayors Christie Cromeenes, Mike LeBarre, and Councilmember Paul Miller for joining us.

Pictured: Katy Castagna, United Way Monterey; Matt Huerta, MBEP Housing Program Manager; Congressman Jimmy Panetta; Senator Anna Caballero;
Councilmember Paul Miller; County Supervisor Chris Lopez; Mayor Mike LeBarre; Mayor Christie Cromeenes; and Assemblymember Robert Rivas.

We were also joined by an amazing panel of service providers that included Catholic Charities – Diocese of Monterey, ECHO Housing, Coalition of Homeless Service Providers, Center for Community Advocacy (CCA), Monterey County 211, California Rural Legal Assistance, and Undocufund Monterey Bay who provided us with on the ground insight into the challenges that so many people are facing in finding and keeping their homes today. 

Pictured: Rafael Hernandez, MBEP Housing Program Associate; Emily Ham, MBEP Housing Program Associate; Maria Cadenas, Undocufund Monterey Bay;
Roxanne Wilson, Coalition of Homeless Services; Kalyssa King, Monterey County 211; Ana Ventura Phares, Catholic Charities – Diocese of Monterey;
Phyllis Katz, California Rural Legal Assistance; Daniel Gonzales Vasquez, Center for Community Advocacy; and Emily Garnica, ECHO Housing.

This virtual event was a great opportunity for our key partners and service providers in housing to update residents and stakeholders on the latest information regarding:

  • Federal, state and local disaster relief efforts to assist with housing stability
  • Highlights of currently available and upcoming housing opportunities in our community
  • Available services and programs for residents from local nonprofits

Please view our recording of the full program. We will also post answers to questions submitted during the event and supplemental materials provided by panelists. Please continue to follow us on social media and support more housing in our region!