Chronically homeless and disabled people need extra support. To meet their needs we developed a housing program for the most vulnerable people coming from the streets and emergency shelters. We house them in 28 single-family residences (totaling 140 beds) scattered throughout Sacramento County. Sacramento Steps Forward helps us locate the most vulnerable men and women on the streets.
SSHH recognizes that housing instability can be a significant barrier to employment. Since 2014, SSHH has provided housing counseling to SETA clients while receiving employment and training services. This helps lower-income families become self-sufficient through training and employment. We enrolled 164 individuals or families in 2015, helping them achieve their long-term success.
SSHH staff provides housing counseling and referral services for veterans in crisis. SSHH staff partners with the Veterans Affairs Northern California Healthcare System, and since 2010, assessed veterans’ needs, provided a list of housing options, and then assisted them in completing the applications. We housed 66 veterans in 2015 and a total of 432 since 2010.