Main Street Transitional Living Program

The Main Street Housing Program offers a unique program consisting of Transitional Living for homeless young adults between the ages of 18-21 years of age and Permanent Supportive Housing for homeless young adults with a Housing Choice Voucher (or other county issued voucher) ages 18-24. Participants are aided in developing the life skills needed to live independent lives.

While in our program, youth are offered counseling by a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Ann Miller, LMFT #21675

  • Please fill out Main Street Transitional Living Program Application
  • Applications can be turned in the following ways:
  • Mail to the following address: 4509 Main St Riverside CA 92501
  • Walked in to the office at 4509 Main St Riverside CA 92501. Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Emailed to following email:
  • Faxed to (951) 682-2314.
  • Staff will then follow up with applicant to set up an interview.

There is a minimum of two interviews and acceptance is based on interviews, qualifications, and availability. Applicants are welcome to contact Main Street TLP at (951) 369-4921 if help is needed in completing the application.

A tenant household must include a “homeless youth” defined as:

A person who is between the ages of 18-21 and meets one of the following conditions:

  • Is currently homeless in Riverside County.
  • Is no longer eligible for foster care on the basis of age or:
  • A person who is less than 18 years of age, is emancipated and who is homeless

This program does not require a source of income at the time of application. If an applicant has income, the applicant must have a household income at or below the level of very low income for Riverside County as determined by HUD.

Criminal Background
The following is a list of charges that will result in automatic denial:

  • Sexual Offenders
  • Sexual Assault
  • Murder
  • Arson
  • Previous felony convictions
  • No criminal activity within the last 12 months (misdemeanors, may be an exception)

An applicant will be denied participation if they are incarcerated or if there is an outstanding warrant for their arrest.

Participation in the program will be terminated if the participant engages in illegal activity including domestic violence, illegal drug use, or other failure to abide by federal, state, or local law.

Substance Use
Applicants with substance abuse history must substantiate a demonstrated period of sobriety (approximately 30 days) and be able to pass a drug test.

  • Weekly individual counseling with a Master’s Level counselor to address psychological, social substance abuse, and emotional issues.
  • Assistance with pursuing and preparing for secondary education including attainment of High School Diploma/GED and post-secondary education/vocational training.
  • Assistance with preparing for and obtaining employment including interviewing skills, assistance with filling out job applications and guidance in terms of proper employee behavior.
  • Assistance with credit issues through financial education training. This includes budgeting, how to manage a savings and checking account, and credit counseling.
  • Assistance with locating and accessing social service, law enforcement, welfare, legal service, and physical and mental health treatment as appropriate.
  • A uniquely-designed, youth-centered service plan and one-on-one weekly case management for youth, based on an assessment of youth’s needs.
  • The Main Street TLP offers fully furnished shared apartments, with individual bedrooms for each participant.
  • The Main Street TLP is a work-based program. All eligible participants must be willing and able to obtain and maintain employment of at least 32 hours of work per week.
  • All participants will be required to work with a case manager in establishing a savings account. 50% of every paycheck earned while residing at the TLP will be put into a savings account, left untouched for the duration of program stay.
  • Main Street TLP Participants must abide by general rules pertaining to visitors/guests and nightly curfews.