Seniors on the Streets ABC10 2020
ABC10 shares the struggles of seniors on the streets, and SSHH's solution.
Out and Alone 2019
Uplinger said. “I can just look back to last October when I was working with Sacramento Self-Help Housing to get people into the county’s shelter system. Most of the people we took off the streets, and off the river, were seniors with disabilities.”
Halcon said she also hopes to add more housing organizations to work with shelter guests, including those that specialize in finding non-subsidized housing. Sacramento Self Help Housing and Sacramento Covered, two of the main organizations housing people at Railroad Drive, focused mostly on subsidized housing.
Ewert got the idea for the mini shelters from Sacramento Self-Help Housing, an organization that gets chronically homeless people into homes. Under the interim housing program, case managers work with clients as they transition into permanent housing.
"The Sacramento City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize the city manager to build a homeless shelter planned for a parking lot near the intersection of Ethan and Hurley ways."
"'It will be occurring in phases but should be completed within a couple months. We have advised the homeless several times and will continue before the big move,' Hampton says. “When we do the big push, we will be partnering with several homeless advocates and other homeless services.' Hampton says the department is working with the Department of Human Assistance, Sacramento Self Help Housing, Veteran Services and ELICA Health Service. It's also reached out to Mental Health Services, homeless navigators for the county and Sacramento Steps Forward."
"William added that he continues to search for housing. “Right now, I’m working with Sacramento Self Help Housing on that, and so far it’s looking pretty good,” he said. Christopher, another EG WINS guest, as well as a Marine veteran, said that his homelessness is related to his post-traumatic stress disorder."
"Some people are a little hesitant to let us rent their rooms because they're thinking negative connotations with homeless people,” said Richelle Cullen with Sacramento Self-Help Housing. “But, they're so respectful. These houses are cleaner than my house."
"Residents can then apply for housing vouchers or Social Security benefits, Callahan said, and be placed in permanent housing through Sacramento Self-Help Housing, which leases private homes and apartments, sometimes at no cost to the newly housed tenant as they work to stabilize their income and routine."
"According to Sacramento Self Help Housing, a nonprofit working to prevent homelessness, its assistance line has received 10,359 calls in the last three years, with a large portion about rent hikes and evictions."
"The property will be purchased by the city for $419,250, and the house will be transferred to the city’s nonprofit partner, Sacramento Self-Help Housing, and its associated entity, Housing Solutions, Inc., for long-term ownership. That transfer will include a deed restriction for the purpose of ensuring the intended use of the structure."
"The county approved funding for a partnership with Sacramento Self-Help Housing’s scattered-site rehousing program. The county-funded program targets individuals with the highest barriers to finding affordable housing – such as people with prior evictions, addictions, and disabilities."
"Although Joshua’s House couldn’t yet help Murphy -- Fitzwater could. She stepped in financially, covering Murphy’s motel costs until she could find him a permanent home for his final month. Fitzwater’s effort paid off. For the last month of Murphy’s life, he struck the housing lottery in the shape of a fifth wheel provided by Sacramento Self-Help Housing."
"Their plan also calls for more money for Sacramento’s Self-Help Housing rental assistance and education programs, money that could come a pending statewide ballot measure that the state legislature voted to put before voters this November."
"'It's been a slow go for some people,' Marshall said. "But if we find them and they are homeless and in a critical situation, we will keep coming back even if they send us away. We'll come back 54 times if necessary." Once enrolled, clients dictate their specific needs, she said. Some are interested in drug or mental health counseling or need to sign up for Social Security or health care. Some want temporary shelter. But the ultimate gauge of the program's success will be permanent supportive housing. Sacramento Self Help Housing is working with the county and its clients toward that end, she said."
"The county is contracting with the nonprofit Sacramento Self Help Housing to place former campers in rental homes that serve as shelters until they are ready to move into permanent housing, said Cindy Cavanaugh, director of homeless initiatives for the county."
"The city is considering purchasing a property for a program that would move homeless families into and out of it. Sacramento Self-Help Housing spokesman Ken Bennett says neighbors typically have the same worries. "Some people are naturally afraid of the homeless," he said."
"Today the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors authorized the County Department of Human Assistance to enter into an agreement with Sacramento Self Help Housing (SSHH) to operate the Full Service Rehousing Shelter Program (FSRS)."